Line Leader


Job Details


Westry - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£10.03 per hour

Closing Date

26/05/2022 22:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is very clear. We are here to improve the value, quality and availability of our products as to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, sustainable supply chain solution. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing business in the UK. We have thousands of colleagues across multiple sites in the UK and in our country offices around the world.

About the site

Westry is our Cambridgeshire based potato and onion packing facility.

There are a number of support roles on site with the majority of colleagues working within our operation.

About the Role

Working as part of the Operations Team you will lead, motivate and organise a production line within your responsibility to ensure that daily targets are achieved and daily orders are fully satisfied to the highest quality and standards.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, motivate and organise an individual production line to ensure daily production targets (efficiency & yield) are achieved and customer orders are fully satisfied to the highest quality standards.

  • Ensuring adherence to both IPL’s policy and all laws and regulations pertaining to Food Hygiene and Health & Safety.

  • To ensure that all finished product meets customer specifications, positive release product as required.

  • Accountable for product quality and to ensure that quality is everyone’s responsibility.

  • To ensure all daily checks and documentation are completed in an accurate and timely manner.  To include line safe start up checks, handover, H&S and Fire Register.

  • Promote a Health & Safety, quality focused and driven culture and to monitor your work area to ensure the workplace is safe and a ‘clean as you go’ policy is maintained at all the times.

  • Provide communication to all concerned as required, making sure detailed handovers are provided.

  • To optimise the use of Company resources and comply with the Company policy and procedures.

  • To deputise for the Shift Operation Leader when needed.

  • Ensure the 5s process is followed as required. To seek and drive actions for a continuous improvement environment.

  • Monitor and record the weights (finished product, class 2 & waste) where required, ensuring conformity to the required procedures.

  • Liaise with the packaging team to ensure that all labels and packaging are on the line and ready to use in good time before job is ready, avoiding downtime and loss in productivity due to incorrect labels or packaging issues.

  • Ensure that any product produced is verified against the Matrix ensuring packaging, label, product information is accurate.

Please note that the working hours for this role are working a 4 on 4 off shift system working 5:30am - 6:15pm.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Proven experience of working within a fast moving environment within a produce production area.

  • Ability to lead and coach colleagues skilled and unskilled

  • Basic working knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures

  • Food Hygiene level 1

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience of working to targets and ensuring your team meet targets

  • Proven motivational skills

  • Good practical skills and the ability to work quickly and methodically.

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • A willingness to work flexibly.

What's in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.

In return you will become a valued part of our team on a permanent basis and we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • Paid annual leave

  • Job Security and confirmed shift pattern

  • Option to be paid on a weekly or monthly basis

  • 10% Asda Discount

  • Opportunity to increase yearly pay by £780 with our Monthly Bonus Scheme

  • Enhanced Pension scheme – you pay less as we contribute more

  • Entitled to Life Cover which is 4X your annual salary

  • Social events

  • Entitled to Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Training and Development appropriate to your role



Your place in our world

Leader - Operations
Line Leader