Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Production Team Leader

£30,000 to £35,000 / Newcastle upon Tyne / Jun 12, 2023

Established for over 40 years, our client, a food processor, and wholesaler, has built an enviable reputation for its commitment to always providing a professional service to its prestigious hospitality customers whilst maintaining the highest quality of products. They now seek to recruit a Production Team Leader to manage their process, people, traceability, and systems.

As Production Team Leader you will:

-supervise 20-30 staff involved in the preparation of fresh food produce

-take responsibility for daily production planning

-ensure that planned outputs and performance are consistently achieved 

-manage product traceability, labelling and the timely completion of quality-related documentation

-identify cost savings, efficiency, quality and GMP improvements

-routinely check all aspects of the product process and documentation

-maintain hygiene and sanitary procedures

-hold your team to account on how equipment is used and cared for

-liaise closely with warehouse/dispatch

-ensure that all team members pursue safe working practices

-take responsibility for the full compliance and support of all environmental, health and safety requirements and reporting

-report into the Assistant QA Manager and Production Manager

As Production Team Leader, you will need:


-a Level 3 HACCP qualification

-experience of fresh food production/processing at a supervisory level


-a sharp eye for identifying weak points in the production process

-confidence in your ability to lead and manage a team

-the ability to drive change/improvements

Benefits & rewards:

-£30-35k salary

-Weekly food allowance

-Annual profit-related bonus

-Christmas Hamper & allowance

-20 days holiday + statutory bank holidays (pro rata)




Monday to Friday, 6am to 3.30pm

Saturdays, 6am to 12pm

(One rotational day off during the week)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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