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Production Supervisor

Jarvis Johnson
Greater Manchester
Competitive Salary
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

Our client, a family business with sites throughout the North West, is looking for a Production Supervisor for their site in Greater Manchester.  The Successful candidate will supervise a medium sized team of line leaders and operatives in various production areas to manufacture products of the highest quality standards, adhering to Company specifications.

Reporting to the Production Manager, key accountabilities are:

  • Ensuring that team members are correctly attired for their task prior to the commencement of work
  • Producing staff weekly rotas within set time limits and agreeing holidays  
  • Ensuring all start up checks are signed off prior to the machines starting 
  • Carrying out department tasks in accordance with departmental processes ensuring quality standards are met at all times
  • Ensuring all manufacturing and traceability paperwork is completed and recorded accurately
  • Motivating team members and providing assistance to the management team
  • Training of team members
  • Reporting ongoing and daily performance against Targets and KPIs
  • Ensuring that the moving of equipment is carried out safely by all operatives
  • Ensuring all materials are available for production at the correct time 
  • Being diligent in monitoring product quality, reporting any substandard products or ingredients
  • Reporting any machine failure with the engineers 

Essential skills and experience include:

  • Supervisory / Team Leader Experience in a complex food manufacturing environment
  • Positive and organised, capable of working as a team member or on own initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads effectively to meet business needs and deadlines
  • Level 3 in Food Safety and Hygiene and Level 2 HACCP would be preferable, but training will/can be given to achieve this
  • Numerate and computer literate
  • Able to communicate effectively across multiple teams



The Company

  • North West based family business
  • Currently one of the county’s largest employers with more than 800 staff
  • Reinvestment is a priority and the business is growing rapidly

The successful candidate will need to be flexible to work shifts. The hours are 40 hours per week across 5 days on a rota basis, Sunday – Friday, between 6am and 10pm.  The salary for the role is competitive.

If you would like to apply for this role please email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-P4581 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability.



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Find Us
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom
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