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Production Supervisor

The Production Supervisor’s role organises and manages the output of a team of Production Workers with a focus on Health & Safety, quality, departmental efficiency, and reducing waste. The Production Supervisor mentors and develops the Production Workers to build a successful team that are well trained and flexible.

The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work with departments such as quality, customer services and engineering as well as reporting to management, handling disciplinary events and recruiting new employees. It is desirable for the successful candidate to have a minimum of an HNC level of qualification in a technical or relative discipline.

Production Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the relevant Health and Safety aspects are adhered to as well as a high standard of housekeeping.

St Philips, Bristol (near Temple Meads)


Competitive + up to 10% annual bonus

  • First line supervision of production staff
  • First Aid and Fire Marshall responsibilities
  • 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

We are looking for a logical, organised, and enthusiastic individual with a good level of PC literacy, with good Excel experience. Experience using an MRP system is advantageous but not essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as well as an innovate and analytical thought process. The successful candidate will have a good eye for detail and the ability to read and interpret system information, work instructions and procedures.

Whilst this position is for day shift, future opportunities to work on other shifts may be available.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a performance-related bonus based on personal objectives, study support and the chance to progress in a rapidly growing company.

We have recently introduced a new flexible working policy; it currently allows employees to work from home one day a week (if their work can be done from home) and also to work longer hours during the week and finish early on a Friday. This is a new initiative that we will review and extend if our employees value it and it works well.

Other benefits include a salary sacrifice pension scheme where the company matches your contribution up to 5% plus Employer NI savings - currently 13.8% of your contribution (this also applies to voluntary contributions), a non-contributory healthcare cash plan including access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), life insurance paying 4x your salary, access to a virtual GP, 25 days holiday and a cycle to work scheme.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and you feel you have got what it takes, please send your CV with a covering letter telling us why you consider yourself suitable for the role, to the HR Manager, Limbs & Things, Sussex Street, St Philips, Bristol