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Team Leader | Proftech

Team Leader

  Telford, Shropshire

Reference #: TL20_1581002626
Location: Telford, Shropshire
Salary: £25000 - £25500
Sector: Technical & Engineering
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 06/02/2020

An excellent opportunity for a Team Leader to join a market leading manufacturer based in Telford.

Job summary:

To organise, lead and direct resources and material efficiently within the assigned area to meet customer orders effectively, achieving operational targets in line with Company policies and procedures.

Key Tasks:

  • Maintain a safe, clean working environment ensuring that safety procedures are followed by you and team members. Identifying any hazards and agreeing actions to minimise risks to the team
  • Develop close cooperation between fellow Team Leaders to support material flow
  • Manage the production plan to ensure that the section achieves its requirements in accordance with the agreed plan ensuring on time in full (OTIF) and to the required quality and cost standards
  • Progress chasing of the production plan throughout the week and month to fulfil demand
  • Manage senior operatives and staffing on lines to efficiently meet demand, including overtime
  • Identify training needs and cross train a balanced team and maintain records
  • Provide direct line support and be prepared work on lines to cover increased load or absences
  • Actively practice, encourage and coach team members in continuous improvement techniques within your area, ensuring swift root cause analysis, containment, and sustained corrective actions
  • Daily briefings, PPE, maintenance checks and toolbox talks
  • Communications with other areas of the business including Sales and Customer Services
  • Ensure all documentation is completed and communicated such as holidays, absence forms, job completion transactions, improvement progress, Requests for Change (RFC)
  • Support engineering design in development of prototypes and samples for new products
  • Adhere to and support the maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOP) carrying out regular checks to ensure procedures are followed and quality standards achieved.
  • Maintain discipline within your area reporting breeches by your team members to your supervisor
  • Deputise for colleagues in their absence, including supporting other team leaders
  • Take a proactive approach to maintaining the company's ISO 14001 & 9001 accreditations.
  • Any other reasonable requests to support the smooth running of the company

Interpersonal skills:

Lead by setting a good example of behaviour and commitment to your team.

Ability to lead whilst also being a team player

Strong and clear communication skills

Relating to and co-operating with colleagues, suppliers and customers as required

Supporting and generating team spirit within and beyond your area

Achieving high quality standards and continual improvement

Commitment to the task in hand which may involve working additional hours to fulfil the role

Able to be discreet with sensitive data.

Professional development.

Attending courses relevant to the post to support continual development as agreed with your Manager.

This may involve on site as well as off site courses which may be attended out of office hours.


A proven track record in team leadership and management

Ability to demonstrate experience of production plan responsibility

Strong problem solving and process skills

Organised and can prioritise tasks against tight time constraints.


Must be proficient in English and maths.

Computer literate

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"Understand all of your needs and only put you forward for positions which are perfect for you. Have not got a bad word to say about them. Would highly recommend. Thank you for placing me in my perfect job!"

Jess – Product Design Engineer – Tamworth


"I have dealt with Proftech Talent for both recruitment in my previous management role and in my new role too. I find them extremely professional and good people to have in your corner either as someone recruiting or as a job seeker. They have amazing industry knowledge and a great way of only placing people they know are a fit for the job role."

Andrea – Sales Professional – Derby


"We view Proftech as a fundamental part of our recruitment process, they have successfully found a number of critical hires since we engaged with them and they have really taken the time to get to know our business and culture resulting in a great partnership."

Terri Reeves - HR Assistant - HIB


"ProfTech Talent offered us a unique and personalised service. They took the time to fully understand what we do, our objectives and our new role, and then went in search of the kind of person suitable for our business. They filled our position within 5 days and we couldn’t be happier with our new Senior Sales Executive. Thank you ProfTech for helping us build a better and stronger team. Clearly the professional experts in recruitment!"

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"I have nothing but positive things to say about Proftech Talent and the time they invested in me. Their friendly, open and honest approach stood out and their personal touch and speed of response made me feel valued as a candidate. I would not hesitate to work with Proftech Talent again, both as a candidate and as a client."

Helen – Senior HR – Telford


"I had an excellent experience at Proftech Talent. They were extremely professional, on the ball and of great support during my application. Would definitely recommend using this company for helping you find a new job."

Robert – Graphic Designer – Tamworth


"Proftech Talent have filled numerous engineering and technical roles for us over the years we have been working with them. They have the best success rate of the agencies on our PSL and are our go-to agency for all of our STEM roles. They have the rare combination of a personalised, tailored service with delivery of real results. I have found every member of the team professional, helpful and communicative, and would happily recommend them."

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