Production Supervisor

Location : Milton Keynes
Job type : Permanent
Reference : JOB-2690

WSR are looking for an Production Supervisor to join the team of our esteemed client based in Milton Keynes.

Location: Milton Keynes 

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday 07:30am to 4:30pm. 3:30pm finish on a Friday

Reports To: Production Manager

Production Supervisor Job Overview

As the Production Supervisor reporting to the Production Manager, you will lead the manufacturing operations within the warehouse/factory team, ensuring efficient and smooth functioning at all times. This role demands effective team leadership in a fast-paced environment, ensuring accurate and timely manufacturing, picking, packing, and shipping of goods. With a solid background in manufacturing or warehousing and proven team leadership experience, you will be part of the operational leadership team, identifying and sharing ideas to enhance operational performance through collaboration.

Production Supervisor Operational Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership: Oversee and manage the production team, ensuring due dates are met and acting as an inspirational leader.

  • Lean Manufacturing: Apply LEAN manufacturing principles to drive process improvements.

  • Quality Control: Oversee quality control, ensuring all goods are made accurately and investigate non-conformances.

  • Problem Solving: Launch or support Kaizen events to address production issues with a proactive approach.

  • 5S Standards: Maintain a strong 5S standard and support the team in improving their areas.

  • Order Fulfillment: Ensure orders are produced and dispatched by the set dispatch dates.

  • Stock Management: Conduct accurate stock takes on the last day of every month, recording all stock items.

  • Team Support: Share responsibility for team management, including return-to-work meetings, team morale, and participating in reviews and appraisals.

  • Safety and Compliance: Promote a culture of safety and ensure adherence to safety guidelines and protocols, maintaining Health and Safety and Quality standards.

  • Independent and Team Work: Ability to work independently under the Operations Director and as a key part of the production team.

  • Motivation and Coaching: Motivate and coach the team to achieve operational success.

Production Supervisor Key Competencies

  • Positive attitude

  • Proactive approach to challenges

  • Self-motivated team player

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Resourcefulness

  • Attention to detail

  • Adaptability and willingness to embrace change


Production Supervisor Benefits:

  • Life insurance 3x salary

  • Private Health Insurance

  • 23 days holiday (with an additional 1 day per full year employed increasing up to additional 5 days) plus Bank Holidays

  • Lunch provided for all employees/breakfast items supplied.

  • Free onsite parking

  • Employee Referral Scheme

  • Company discretionary bonus (after probationary period)

  • Long Service Awards


Please click ‘APPLY NOW’, or call the WSR Team at 01908 616184 for more info.

We appreciate the time and effort invested in your application. While we strive to respond to all applicants promptly, we kindly ask for your understanding in case of delays. If you do not hear from us within 10 days of submitting your application, please assume that, unfortunately, you have not been successful this time.

We will however keep your CV on file and review your suitability against any other vacancies we may have available.