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Production Supervisor

The role holder is responsible for day-to-day management of employees in their department, including coaching and training employees, and working closely with the Production Manager, they will recruit and induct new employees.

Production Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the production area is clean and safe for all staff members.



  • First line supervision of production staff
  • Schedule and monitor production output against works order due date specifications
  • Monitor and review employee performance; identify and manage issues with low performance; coach and support employees to optimise performance; address capability issues and non-adherence to company policies and procedures. Submit reports on performance and progress
  • Create and maintain the departmental product skills matrix and co-ordinate a training programme to increase mobility of labour within the department, so that there is always at least 1 trainer and 3 ‘can do without supervision’ for all products within department
  • Create and maintain a skills training schedule for all employees within the area so that there is a competently trained staff for all products
  • Run perpetual inventory checks on a daily basis, any variances to the perpetual inventory checks must be successfully investigated
  • Ensure that a Good Housekeeping regime is maintained to the agreed standards at the end of every shift
  • Nurture cooperation and communication within production team and other departments
  • Recruit, hire, and maintain the correct level of training for production workers to perform their duties
  • Work closely with the Production Manager and other departments to implement manufacturing cost reduction strategies
  • Ensure employees are trained on how to safely use machinery and follow procedures
  • Enforce strict safety guidelines and company standards
  • Continuously review facility and processes, recommending and implementing improvements, where appropriate, to improve efficiency and reduce costs

  • Experience of managing or supervising a production department in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and interpret system information such as, system operating and quality instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Knowledge of general business computer software and aptitude to learn ERP software applications.
  • Enthusiastic team player with good communication and motivational skills
  • Able to work on own initiative, keen to explore new ideas in the improvements of the department
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with different problems simultaneously and committed to working to achieve requirements or meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)