We are seeking a Line Leader for our client who are a major supplier of potatoes and onions. Around 95% of their potatoes and onions go to major retailers and processors with the remainder being sold to local wholesalers and retailers. The group has expanded its business considerably in recent years, and this is a key role within the business and will report into the Operational Leader.
As the Line Leader you will lead a grading line for the Onion storage and grading business. There will be significant progression for the right person, leading into management roles.
The role and responsibilities:
- Lead a line of people – give orders and instructions to line workers so that each member of the production line is aware of what they need to do and what they’re responsible for to maximize quality and productivity.
- assign tasks based on what orders have come in and which members of the team are working on each day.
- Set up the production line to complete these orders efficiently
- Complete paperwork, and any associated administrative tasks related to the production line, from updating records to show what’s been completed to noting any issues.
- Ensure timescales are met and orders completed.
- Quickly identify any problems and find ways to resolve them so that deadlines are still met without compromising quality.
- Stock will need to be ordered from the farms / onion stores and held until grading is complete.
- Ensure finished goods are maintained until despatch.
- Ensure that all members of the team follow company policies and that health and safety regulations are being enforced to meet safety compliance.
Skills and Qualifications
As a Line leader, you will need to be a great motivator, who can communicate clearly. You will need to be a good troubleshooter – addressing issues as they come up.
- Leadership – line leaders must motivate their team and show support and guidance when necessary, so strong leadership skills are key to this job
- Teamwork – working well as part of a team is critical to a line leader’s job, as they oversee their colleagues and manage their own schedule. Assisting others and offering advice or guidance are also important in this job
- Communication skills – line leaders clearly relay instructions and procedures so that all tasks are completed accurately and on time, so they need to be good communicators
- Time management – production lines run on strict schedules, so line leaders must manage their own time well, as well as the time of those around them
- Problem-solving skills – when issues with production arise, line leaders think quickly and proactively to resolve them as soon as possible. Troubleshooting skills are important to success in this profession
Interested?! Please send your details via this website HERE or call Caroline Crouchman on 01284 715055 quoting Ref: 5197CC