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Team Leader / Production Supervisor

Salary – £26,000 - £38,000 (Including Shift Allowance) + Annual Variable Bonus

Kings Lynn, Norfolk


Mars Food is dedicated to providing better food today and a better world tomorrow. We seek to make everyday meals healthier, easier, more affordable and tastier, and to serve more communities responsibly. We employ roughly 2,000 Associates and have 12 manufacturing sites. Our 13 leading food brands are available in more than 30 countries, and include one billion-dollar brand, UNCLE BEN’S®, which is more than 70 years old.


We are looking for a Team Leader / Production Supervisor to drive standards at our Kings Lynn site. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance to Safety, Quality and Operational KPIs, coaching and supporting the team where necessary, and role modelling through their application of technical and people skills.


In this role you will:  

  • Lead and drive an area of the factory with between 4 and 11 associates, reporting into the Shift Manager
  • Coach 100% compliance to all safety standards within the designated area and maintain a proactive approach to Safety within the workplace
  • Drive a culture of delivering operational excellence within designated area of responsibility
  • Demonstrate capability to operate equipment within their area and to act as first contact for technical failures
  • Support the Shift Manager in identifying training opportunities and gaps, working with the Team Leader to ensure adequate capability and attitude to deliver area objectives
  • Support the Shift Manager team in recruiting into the team
  • Identify, support and actively lead CI projects with the team in your area


To do this role you will need:

  • Preferably a proven experience in manufacturing environment, previous experience leading, coaching and supporting teams would be a benefit
  • Formally trained in mechanical systems, operation and fault-finding would be desirable although training will be available
  • Able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • IOSH Managing safely will be a benefit


In return, we offer:

  • Great career progression
  • Range of in-house training opportunities
  • Competitive salary, bonus and range of large company benefits


We know it’s important to you to find out as much about us as possible, so following a review of your CV the first stage will be a telephone interview with the hiring manager and a chance for you to ask lots of questions. If successful you will be invited to an interview day in front of our panel. Don’t worry you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.


If this sounds like the right role for you, please click on the APPLY button below. We look forward to hearing from you!


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