Production Leader / Value Stream Leader (FMCG)

Equilibrium Search & Selection Limited
Holberrow Green
£26,690 per annum
31 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity to join a global (FMCG) manufacturing business based in Redditch.

Our client is currently seeking a Production Leader, known as a Value Stream Leader (VSL) within the company, the purpose of this role is to support the development of a consistent production facility throughout the manufacturing processes.



• Working with the production Managers, maintaining resource levels.

• Provide support for the building of a multi role work force by managing competency levels and working together with all departments to close any skill gaps in appropriate time.

• The management of attendance levels and discipline.

• Play an active role in the company’s Performance Management and Appraisals.


• Liaise with the oncoming Value Stream Leaders covering all elements of the shift.

• Developing communication methods to ensure essential information is captured.

• Communicate fully with all levels and departments of the business and share information responsibly.

• Plan, organise and conduct regular effective meetings for informing, guiding and motivating the production teams.

Continuous Improvement

• Promote and participate in the Continuous Improvement Programs.

• Resource and support new product developments & technical trials in Manufacturing.

• Help to identify, monitor and implement new initiatives with your teams and the CI Department.


• Constantly monitor Production performance against anticipated standards with reference to the Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Up-time, performance and materials used.

• Action any corrective measures identified including the compiling and training of new procedures.

• Proactively seek out solutions, deal with issues and report on corrective measures to Production Managers

This role offers a salary of £26k per year and the following benefits: • 22 annual days plus statutory days holiday

• Contributory Pension Scheme

• Free Life Assurance Benefit (x2 annual salary)

• Attendance Bonus - financial award • Staff Shop and on-site canteen

• Occupational Health

• On-Site Chiropodist

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Childcare Voucher Scheme

• Physio Service • EAP Scheme

The ideal candidate will have/be

• A confident and capable communicator

• Good knowledge manufacturing systems e.g. JDE, Gemba and SPC (or similar)

• Knowledge of Health & Safety

• Experience of working with Continuous Improvement tools, techniques etc

• Previous supervisory experience with the ability to motivate and inspire teams

• Great teamwork with the ability to work with a wide range of teams

• Flexible and adaptable machine skills would be an advantage

• Previous experience working night shifts

Job Type: Permanent Salary: £26,690.00 /year

Hours of work: 42.5 hours per week

Working permanent night-shift, Sunday to Thursday 9.45pm-6.15am

Required experience:

• Team Leader: 1 year

• Night shift: 1 year

If you are seeking a challenge and the opportunity to be a part of a focused and enthusiastic company, apply in the first instance. To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please note that due to a high volume of response that Equilibrium Search & Selection receive; only successful candidates will be contacted.

For the purposes of the Regulations, please note that Equilibrium Search & Selection in the provision of these services will be operating as an employment business. Equilibrium Search & Selection are an equal opportunities employer

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