Area Leader Opportunities BLUA42441

Fakenham, Norfolk
Competitive Salary
03 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Area Leader Opportunities BLUA42441


Competitive Salary

Come and join a great bunch with our client, they are doing their bit to help millions of people live a happy and healthy lifestyle each and every day.

At the core of everything they do are their people: without them, they simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

Their typical employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do.

And by showing such commitment to them, they reward their team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development.

Does that sound good to you? Then come and join them!

Supporting the shift manager to lead an efficient, continuously improving, team/area optimising product quality, GMP, customer service, cost and health & safety.  You will have specific responsibilities include delivering KPI objectives with a well-trained team where there is open communications at all levels.

Job Description

  • Ensure KPI data recording is complete. Specific examples include materials, labour, GMP, customer service, health and safety, line efficiency, yields, waste, and downtime.
  • Ensure that all resources (labour, materials and packaging) deliver the production plan.
  • Control all downtime to a minimum where issues are acted upon immediately and incidents of more than 10mins are reported to the Shift Manager.
  • Provide information of issues to the daily PDR meetings to ensure that all opportunities for improvement are captured and implemented.
  • Conduct effective handover to the following Team Leader by walking the factory and reviewing the issues.
  • Ensure all near miss and accidents are reported.
  • Ensure the induction and ongoing development of the team.
  • Implement objectives for the production team.
  • Appraise the performance and training opportunities of the factory staff.
  • Ensure training schedules are delivered.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and empowerment, together with a can do attitude
  • Ensure resources are available to meet the needs of the shift
  • Ensure compliance with all company, technical and legislative policies and procedures.


  • Educated to GCSE Level
  • Food manufacturing qualifications
  • basic food hygiene, health & safety, communications, team building.
  • Computer Literate
  • Experience within an FMCG & Management environment
  • Experience with HACCP, allergens and disciplinary processes, Lean manufacturing.

    This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.