Production Supervisor

Job title: Production Supervisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Thetford
Salary: £42000 per annum
Reference: BH-129352
Contact Name: Ellen Twomey
Phone Number: 01
Job Published: 17 days ago

Job Description

Production Supervisor


£35,000 - £42,000 + Shift Allowance    


The Production Supervisor has responsibility for the management of the Line and ensures shift adherence to the Quality policy, procedures and GMP in accordance with Corporate requirements. As part of the team, the Line Production supervisor is also the responsible for other  streamlines when the Manual Lines supervisor is out of office.


Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Production Supervisor plans, organizes, coordinates and controls through Production Team Leaders the optimum deployment and utilization of the human, financial and physical resources of their shift in the manufacture of products at the highest quality and value, whilst pursuing a high level of customer satisfaction and integrity. 


The Production Supervisor will be accountable for part of the manufacturing process including staff management. They will have responsibility for meeting all shift KPIs for the entire Line 7 manufacturing process from tank room through to shipping of finished product. The Production Supervisor will also have to manage a number of small projects related to their area of accountability including EHS, 6S, VIPs and Quality Initiatives. Projects will be directly aligned with the strategy.





  • Comply with EHS/GMP/GDP/company and corporate policies and external regulatory requirements

  • Ensure the standards of cleanliness and GMP are maintained within the production plant keeping at all times the process area in a clean and tidy condition. Ensure that the cleaning cycles described in the operating instructions are carried out thoroughly.

  • Ensure that all duties are being carried out as per procedures and to the required standard.

  • Manage the flow of day-to-day operations in terms of production and resources (labour and material) planning and assure that production performance and efficiency variance are in aligned to the daily/monthly budget.

  • Provide effective feedback to the Operations Manager on relevant issues regarding product quality, documentation errors, EH&S and process issues in a timely manner.

  • Assign tasks to team members in such a way that the more pressing tasks are completed first.

  • Ensure that members of the operations team adhere to company rules and work ethics.

  • Provides personnel mentoring, guidance and performance management necessary for their development in order to ensure flexibility and development for current and future organisation needs. Ensure that such development occurs in an environment of empowerment as well as accountability and focus on results. Provides encouragement to team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for new training or skill checks.

  • Quality: Drives a quality/customer-oriented philosophy throughout the department and ensures that the correct infrastructure exists within the department so as to guarantee defect free products/services.

  • Enterprise Management System: Supports the Site Strategic EMS program with particular attention to 6S / daily accountability / visual management / process improvement and perfect equipment

  • Assists management with hiring processes and new team member training.

  • Communicates deadlines and implementation plans to team members.

  • Conducts team meetings to update members on best practices and continuing expectations.

  • Generates and shares comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, mission-related objectives, and deadlines.

  • Evaluate equipment performance and recommend improvements.

  • Recommend process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety.

  • Ensures company brand materials and physical working spaces meet and exceed company presentation standards




Qualifications Required:

•Degree preferably in technical specialism would be beneficial



•Excellent Communication (verbal, written, listening, influencing, report writing) and leadership skills.

•Results-oriented and Self-Motivation

•Decision Making Skills

•Ability to deal with conflict

•Ability to remain calm under pressure

•Problem solving and fault diagnosis


Education and/or Experience:


•Production / Engineering background in Pharmaceutical/Regulated environment.

•Strong planning and organising ability (of own workload and that of others).

•Ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure.

•Financial awareness / budgetary control and information systems associated with manufacturing

•Experience and proven ability in managing people and tasks, coaching and development training.

•Strong leadership ability with a track record of innovation, performance enhancement, and change management.

•Self motivated and proactive approach to work.

•Awareness of Health & Safety and other relevant legislation.

•Knowledge of employment law as applied in the workplace (e.g. fair dismissal / harassment / maternity provisions etc.)



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