Ambitions Personnel Production Section Team Leader

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    Production Section Team Leader

    • Location
    • Salary
    • Job Type
    • Added
    • Job Ref.
    • Grantham
    • £25,000 - £28,000 Per Annum
    • Permanent
    • 09.11.2017
    • 34404

    Job Description

    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of ambitions personnel who are acting as an employment agency.  


    Our Grantham based client is the UK’s largest distributor within their field and they are seeking to hire a Production Section Leader to join their established team in Grantham.

    As a business, our client is passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative solutions increased by outstanding customer service. As a Group they are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract talented new individuals.

    This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has experience in a production / manufacturing business within a KPI driven environment and our client have very appealing working hours for this type of industry; although some flexibility will be required.



    Monday – Friday



    Reporting directly to the Production Manager the purpose of this role is to ensure the business produce the daily planned volume right first time, in a safe and efficient manner.    


    Managing a team of 15 operatives, your role will be to pro-actively ensure that all Health and Safety policies and practices are adhered to within Quality control expectations and delivery.

    You will enjoy taking responsibility and owner ship of production work-to-lists to meet production schedules and have the ability to collate and report these figures on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.


    • Reviews future production schedules and related information
    • Liaises with the production manager to determine material and labour costs
    • Identify overdue orders, track materials and highlight capacity constraints
    • Control of failed quality components
    • Stock reconciliation
    • Active leader in daily production meetings
    • Liaises with Sales and Planning functions  to ensure materials meet demand for production
    • Create and assist in maintain SOP’s

    This role would suit someone who enjoys looking at the root cause of any errors or failings and identifying solutions alongside managing a team and being able to do the daily KPI figures.

    We are looking for a proven leader and a confident self-starter with well-developed communication skills.

    You must be a confident interactor and be comfortable building new relationship with internal and external stakeholders. 


    Person Specifications

    • The ability to understand and apply commercially sensible financial decisions in relation to planning and materials – to think in terms of costs, profit and sales
    • To analyse problems and issue break them down and make judgements on how to improve
    • The ability to organise and schedule work activities for a team of 15 operatives
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • To be proactive in terms of sharing ideas or processes that will drive the efficiency of the business forward
    • Active champion of lean thinking and improvement projects 



    • A competitive starting salary
    • 31  days holiday
    • Free car parking
    • Childcare vouchers
    • 3% -9% Contributory Pension Plan
    • Continued professional training and development



    To apply, please contact Leanne on 01476 574514 or email a CV to 

    Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been successful. 


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