Line Leader

Date Posted: 14 days ago

Job Description

Position Snapshot Nestlé Purina
Line Leader
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Process and Craft Position
42 hours per week - 2 days followed by 2 nights and then 4 days off (Days 06:00-18:00, Nights 18:00-06:00)
Salary £ 34,843 including shift premium. Position Summary
We are now looking for Line Leaders to be responsible for an assigned production line, ensuring that the production plan is fully adhered to in alignment with safety and quality compliance and legal requirements. To drive continuous excellence through managing and inspiring people.
At Purina PetCare, we're passionately committed to helping pets enjoy happier, healthier and longer lives because we're pet owners too.
Our Wisbech factory makes some of the UK’s most well known and much loved brands, such as Felix, Winalot, Gourmet, and Purina ONE, and is constantly developing to meet the changing needs of our consumers. All this happens in a vibrant and historic market town known as the capital of the Fens. For a town with a rich history it also has a strong vision for the future with continued investment planned to ensure Wisbech remains a great place to live, work and visit.
Manufacturing in Nestlé is all about ensuring the consumer receives a perfect quality product, at the right time and place whilst driving losses from our business in order to maximise efficiency & productivity.
A day in the life of...
Here at Purina we recently moved to a line centric approach to help create efficiencies with our production. This role is a key role for the factory.
Other key responsibilities:
  • Manage the team to work within safe conditions, driving a safe, zero loss culture to drive zero accidents and zero waste
  • Work with the line team to prioritise and ensure Planned Stops are controlled and DMSA is achieved
  • Support the Line Performance Engineer on unplanned stops root cause and resolution
  • Lead continuous excellence through employee engagement using TPM tools to improve KPI’s and identify areas for improvement
  • Be a role model for Personal Protective Equipment, Good Manufacturing Practice and ensure routines and Key Standard Routines are maintained, and challenge where appropriate
  • Develop organisational capability through coaching others and sharing best practices with the teams across shifts and site

What will make you successful
To be successful in this key role we expect you to demonstrate a proactive initiative mindset and passion for continuous improvement.
Other key attributes we are looking for are:
  • Previous Team Leadership experience.
  • Experience within FMCG environment.
  • Quality First mindset.
  • Passion for people and development.
  • Demonstrate that you are a real team player.

What you need to know
What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, bonus scheme, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.. This position is a shift based role and operates a 4 on 4 off approach including both day and night shift working.
The closing date for this role is 3rd Nov 2021.
We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers. That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process. Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

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