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Production Front Line Leader

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Date: 03-Jul-2022

Location: Adbaston, GB

Company: Premier Foods

A great British food company 

Premier Foods is one of Britain’s biggest listed food companies, employing over 4,000 colleagues at 15 manufacturing sites and offices up and down the country.

Many of our brands have been part of UK life for more than a century and you’ll find them in 94% of British households.

At Premier foods we believe in inclusion, authenticity and individuality. We aim to ensure all existing and future colleagues are given equitable opportunities and are respected, valued and encouraged to bring their true authentic selves to work no matter who they are, what they look like, who they love or what they believe in. Our culture is one where everyone is welcome. 





Food Production Front Line Leader

Based - Knighton Foods, Adbaston

Permanent, Full Time

Salary - £47,632 per annum

Hours per week : 12 hour shift pattern (days and nights), 3 week rotating, plus 10 scheduled Saturday shifts throughout the year.


We have opportunities at our Knighton site for Front Line Leaders, who will be responsible for leading, driving and promoting a professional empowered environment, where continuous improvement is essential to support the business needs. You will manage your teams ensuring goods are produced in a timely and efficient manner to meet customer requirements. You will lead by example and ensure you and your team adhere to stringent Health and Safety, Food Safety, and Quality standards & procedures, ensuring allergen controls and efficiencies targets are met.  


What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead and promote behavioural awareness to reduce accidents and increase near miss reporting
  • Perform and engage in management audits and inspections contributing to the site H & S initiatives
  • Adhere and enhance Quality conformance on site, ensuring right first time is at the forefront of all activities
  • Ensure that the operation complies with all legislative and ethical standards with regards to safety, food safety, food hygiene, quality, staff management and welfare
  • Responsible for leading, motivating and organising all production on site to ensure daily / weekly / monthly targets are achieved and customer orders are fully satisfied to the highest quality standards
  • Proactively shape and manage the structure, culture and company values, ensuring the operational flexibility is maintained to ensure the factory is well placed to respond to current and future market demand
  • Recruitment of direct and indirect team members in line with budget.  Training and development of staff to build a team that operates self-sufficiently to consistent high standards by promoting a high-achiever philosophy through a tailored appraisal process
  • Accountable for total operational performance of your department – Safety, Quality, environment, hygiene, delivery and cost


What we need from you:

  • 2+ years’ experience as a Shift Manager / Production Front Line Leader within the food manufacturing / FMCG environment
  • Working knowledge and awareness of Health & Safety Legislation OHSAS 18001
  • Food Hygiene and HACCP Level 2 
  • Good knowledge and understanding of quality management / production and process systems within a food manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record in delivering efficiency and continuous improvement 
  • Excellent communication skills, strong leadership and motivational skills being able to drive team’s performance


What we offer you in return:

  • Salary of £47,632
  • Up to 7.5% Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee discount scheme, with access to hundreds of nationwide retailers
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free parking