Production Team Leader

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1437729

 Job Description

Temporary Production Team Leader required for our Kerry site in Omagh.

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.


About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


About the role

A temporary Production Team Leader is required for our Kerry site in Omagh.

Key responsibilities

High Performing Teams (Build Sustainability Through People)

Lead the Production Stream team to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and team work. Build trust through effective leadership and the skilled application of people management processes and open 2 way communications.

Support Production Operations

Support and manage the team to convert material into work in progress (WIP) or finished product by formally executing production schedule. Use visual management tools to ensure standard line output is achieved.

Document and Train Standard Work

Document standard work (WES & SOP’s), train team members using Job Instruction Training and manage team member capability using Training & Versatility matrices.

Execute Continuous Improvement

Continuously improve standards set by executing 8 Step 

Standard Confirmation

Check that standards set within the Production Stream are adhered to through layered confirmation

All activities listed above refer to core Responsibilities, please refer to the position Working Menu & the Conversion Process Map for associated responsibilities.


Qualifications and skills

Proficient written, numerical and verbal skills 

Fluency of English language (Oral and Written) 

Numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data 

Relevant experience in a manufacturing operation

Team management experience

Proven problem solving and troubleshooting skills 

Knowledge & understanding of manufacturing processes

Understanding and ability to apply in live situations the principles and tools of lean manufacturing:

  • Ability to solve problems using 8 Step Practical Problem Solving.
  • Experience in standardisation of processes

To have a detailed knowledge of the machinery and processes in the area of responsibility 

Proficient in the use of MS Office tools