Line Leader - Days


Job Details


Sittingbourne - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


£10.46 per hour

Closing Date

30/10/2020 23:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. 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 businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Line Leader to join the IPL team based at our site in Sittingbourne, Kent. Working as part of the Operations team you will play a key role in supporting the unit to ensure that Asda receive high quality products in the most efficient manner.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, motivating and organising 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 boards every hour.

  • 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 shift for this role is working a 4 on 4 off rota – 7am to 7pm

Skills and Experience Required

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

  • Experience of using MS office or in house systems

  • Food Hygiene Level 1

  • Relevant Health & Safety qualification (desirable)

  • 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

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

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:

  • 20 days annual leave 

  • Monthly Bonus Scheme

  • Weekly or Monthly Option

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme

  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)

  • Life assurance (4x base salary)

  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme

  • Free Parking



Your place in our world

Leader - Operations
Line Leader - Days