Section Lead - Food bakery manufacturing

Food & Drinks
£15,000 to £22,500 Per Annum
Contract Type:

Department: Operations (Bakery)

Reports to: Department Lead

Location: Cardiff

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off, 12 hour rotational shifts (6am - 6pm & 6pm - 6am)

Job Purpose

Responsible for the effective control of materials and labour within the business area to deliver set KPI’s. Will also deputise for the Department Lead when required.

Role Key Accountabilities 

·To lead and motivate the team and deliver quality product safely.

·Communicate well at all levels and understand the intricacies of their area, taking ownership for hitting efficiency, labour, waste and downtime targets.

·Support continuous Improvement initiatives and help implement, drive and embed the changes into the team members / department.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

· Good working knowledge of a food manufacturing environment, including all process steps within the factory

·Be an effective communicator

·Ability to coach mentor and develop team members

·Attention to detail, commitment to high standards

·Strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Strong organisational and analytical skills, able to manage priorities and workflow

·Ability to complete standard of work and support the implimentation of multiple improvement projects within a team based, fast paced environment.

Personal Attributes

·Leading and Supervising – Setting directions and standards, delegating, motivating, empowering and developing others

·Persuading and influencing – makes an impact, gains agreement, persuades, convinces others and promotes ideas

·Planning and organising – able to forward plan, establishes contingency, manages time, resources and people appropriately, monitors progress against milestones

·Adapting and responding to change – able to adapt to change, accepts new ideas and shows sensitivity to different cultures and backgrounds, deals with ambiguity in the workplace

·Coping with pressures and setbacks – copes with pressure, keeps emotions under control, balances work and personal life, remains optimistic, handles criticism

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