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Production Shift Team Leader 

Location: Prerston, PR4 2DQ

Rotating Shifts 


The Production Shift Team Leader, reporting directly to the Production Manager will be a key member of the Operations team ensuring that day to day production runs smoothly. 
This role is ideal for someone with similar shift/ supervisory experience or for someone looking to take the next step in their progression. 

With responsibility for 15 direct reports the team leader will effectively lead and develop the production team members to drive operational excellence within all areas and to deliver high quality products in a complaint, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

About us:
Natures Aid, part of the STADA Group was established in 1981 and is a leading UK manufacturer of Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements to health food stores, pharmacies, and groceries, with over 190 products throughout 15 main health categories. Due to a continued period of substantial growth both in the UK and Internationally, Natures Aid is one of the top 5 leading UK supplements brands, with ambitious plans to continue to grow ahead of the category, through its award-winning innovation programme. 
The STADA Group is a leading manufacturer of high-quality pharmaceuticals and are represented in more than 30 countries worldwide with its headquarters in Bad Vilbel, Germany.


Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead by example in a positive, proactive, and supportive manner, communicating with others with a can-do attitude working as part of the management team and problem solving to ensure targets and business objectives are met whilst gaining job satisfaction
  • Be a functional expert understanding and complete training on all aspects of the Manufacturing, Packing and Cleaning roles
  • Accountability for productivity, cost, safety and quality on shifts, and present results in the operational tier meetings
  • Manage the allocation of team resource effectively at the start and throughout shifts and review performance throughout to identify and areas that need addressing
  • Help develop the business further with continual improvement (6S tools) and lead change through the production teams
  • Perform People Manager activities as required for your team including, Return to work interviews, performance reviews, investigations, holiday and absence management. 
  • Coach, train and develop your team 
  • Engage with your team and ensure that the company purpose vision, values and behaviours are embedded
  • Ensure that GMP, H&S and other standard procedures are adhered to at all times
  • Act as the back-up key holder and open / close the factory in the absence of a member of the Maintenance team


What we’re looking for from you: 
Our values of Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility and One STADA ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA. If you’re keen to add value and see results, thrive in a busy fast paced environment, and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those qualities, with the following:

  • Previous proven experience in a similar supervisory/ leadership role 
  • Experience in a similar FMCG production environment 
  • Positive, can-do attitude and self-motivated 
  • Strong communication skills and able to communicate effectively to different levels of stakeholders throughout the business
  • Good IT skills and proficient in Microsoft Office 365, inc. Excel. 
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Understanding of tablet and capsule manufacturing and packing processes – Desirable 
  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics – Desirable


What’s in it for you? 
Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Annual Bonus
  • 23.5 days holiday increasing to 28.5 days over the first 5 years, plus bank holidays
  • Option to Purchase up to 5 days additional Annual Leave
  • 6% employers pension contributions
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme Option
  • Annual Pay Reviews
  • Enhanced family friendly leave and pay
  • Length of Service Awards
  • 50% Employee Discount on Natures Aid products
  • Access to hundreds of free E-Learning courses on our in-house Learning platform
  • Free onsite parking
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to our employees via our Employee Assistance Programmes all year round.

Hours: 40 hours per week, Rotating Shifts: 6 am to 2 pm and 1:55 pm to 10:10 pm. 

Salary: From £31,500 base plus 15% shift premium taking annual gross salary to £36,300


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