Production Supervisor

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1405091

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Production Supervisor based in Belfast

Production Supervisor.

Business Description:

Vita Materials is a prominent foam converter and supplier, forming part of the AM Group. We deliver to a global market from our specialist facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We develop, create and deliver professional products for use in industrial packaging, medical, acoustics and aerospace applications, as well as specially designed composite infills. Vita Materials are proud to have worked with multiple blue-chip companies across numerous sectors.

Site turnover is approximately £4 million per year with a total of 40 staff.

Job Title: Production Supervisor

Salary- £23,000-£25,000

Scope of role: Working with the Production Manager and other team members to achieve and meet production requirements in order to satisfy the needs of customers and contribute to the growth of the business. Additionally, this role will be called upon to contribute to the demanding Targets for Quality, Cost & Delivery.

Reporting structure:

  • The role reports to the Production Manager 

Specific activities: – 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Customer satisfaction: Ensuring customer requirements are met with orders manufactured and delivered on time and to the correct specification and quantity
  • Production efficiency: Organising operations to minimise material, direct labour and transport costs
  • Factory management: To ensure that factory operations meet all Health & Safety, environmental and other regulatory requirements
  • Change management: To actively generate new and improved methods of working and production processes. 

Specific operational activities: –

Operational Processes

  • Day to day management of the production floor (material, machines, staff) to ensure customer orders are produced and delivered on time
  • Weekly review of operational metrics and formulation and implementation of remedial / improvement plans 


  • Stock management – ensure orderly storage and management of material and disposal of slow moving stock  


  • Staff training and development

Regulatory and compliance

  • Ensure a safe working environment and compliance with healthy and safety and environmental legislation
  • Deal with any operational issues arising from external reviews –  insurance company inspections, HSE, customer quality audits etc
  • Ensure the Site is tidy and well organised 

Plant and Equipment

  • Equipment maintenance – working with the maintenance engineer to plan maintenance and equipment upgrades.

Operational efficiency / lean manufacturing

  • Implementation of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Maintain and improve site layout, organisation and workflow to maximise production efficiency
  • Knowledge and experience of using Structured Problem Solving Tools.

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