Quality Control (QC) Laboratory Leader

Kingston upon Hull
£26,000 per annum Plus shift allowance (where worked)
27 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Scope: The role is focussed on ensuring that teams are able to meet targets set for quality, cost and service A key aspect is also to develop a more empowered team, by training, coaching and development of individuals through strong leadership Managing team of 15 – 25 people approx Accountabilities: Review OEE results on a weekly basis with direct and support teams and agree main issues and improvement plans for following week Develop area improvement plans based on the KPI performance; Identify and deliver improvements across the defined areas in a planned and prioritised fashion Ensure teams maintain all GMP standards. Ensure 5S\SOCO standards are adhered to Ensure all SOPs are followed and, if not, corrective actions are identified and action taken Ensuring sufficient flexibility both within work teams and between groups by identifying training issues with team members and taking the subsequent steps to ensure the training is enacted Delivery of KPIs Ensure KPI scorecards are kept up to date on a daily basis by team members and are reviewed on a weekly basis with the whole team Report an accumulated view of all scorecards and other KPIs on a weekly basis to Product Supply Leader Ensure the performance reviews of the team are carried out on a monthly basis, with any issues\training\development opportunities being communicated to Product Supply Leader Ensure near miss forms (QIR/QRR/DO) are generated and reviewed\actioned Ensure all accidents\product security failures are reported to the Area Team Leader or other area management for investigation Ensure 13 week plan provided by Product Supply Leader is communicated to all operational teams and the annualised hours recording system is maintained on a weekly basis. Ensure team rosters are owned by local teams and are aligned with 3 week firm-fence planning window Coach, provide support, lead and drive productivity improvements Area Team Leader operates within a daily\weekly timeframe for activity; Senior Area Team Leader operates within a seven day\monthly window (Product Supply Leader has the bigger picture\monthly\quarterly timeframe) Key Challenges: Delivering products within quality, cost and time constraints Changing the culture of the factory to accept more ownership for performance and results Keeping abreast of the performance of individuals in large teams (up to 25 people) Challenge teams to make their own decisions and accept responsibility for the outcome Ensure that briefings are 2 way events focussed on driving KPI improvements Identifying, recommending and implementing process improvements. Ensuring that the annualised hours scheme delivers the required responsiveness for the whole year Managing external contacts (ie Planning) within their sphere of influence and span of control Qualifications Professional Qualifications: Graduate calibre with broad experience of Manufacturing Operations management in a relevant industry, ideally FMCG Demonstrable experience in a relevant technical discipline, i.e. Engineering / Scientific Personal Attributes: Strong communication and influencing skills Strong interpersonal and mentoring/coaching skills People management experience Ability to motivate and inspire a team Entrepreneurial skills in terms of innovation and problem solving are key Career-focused with strong desire to take on additional responsibilities over 1-2 years Achievement focussed and able to work in a direct and often tough environment Ability to demonstrate and use tenacity and tough-mindedness Self-starter, able to work on own initiative Commitment to complete challenges that are started Ability to manage multiple activities ‘Live’ and operate within the Leadership Charter and Core Values Mobile within the UK This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66716853