Line Leader - Days


Job Details


Sittingbourne - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£10.25 per hour

Closing Date

02/08/2019 11:00

About IPL

At IPL our role is very clear. We are here to improve the value, quality and availability of our products 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

Sittingbourne is the second largest of our operations where we also pack fresh fruit and vegetables.

Our pack house is in operation 24 hours a day, employing over 500 colleagues. We offer a broad range of roles based at site from Quality Assurance to Site Planners, Warehouse Operatives to Shift Operation Managers. We also have a small of number of support roles to facilitate the day to day running of the operation

About the Role

Working as part of the Operations team, this role will lead, motivate and organise an individual production line to ensure daily productions targets are achieved, all customer orders are to the highest quality standards and ensure adherence to all company polices and Food Hygiene and Health & Safety Legislations.

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.

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

  • 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.

  • To deputise for the Shift Operation Leader when needed.

  • Accurate Management and closure of Production jobs on PR2.

  • Populate the Short Interval Control (sic) boards every hour.

  • 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.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Proven experience of working within Operations/Factory/Production environment

  • FMCG / Production / Retail experience as a Team Leader/Senior Operative or within a similar role (desirable)

  • Relevant Health & Safety qualification (IOSH desirable)

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • Ability to lead and coach colleagues skilled and unskilled

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

  • Ability to work in an accurate and methodical manner

  • Experience of using MS office or in house systems

  • Good communication skills and understanding of English language

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 - Days