Production Team Leader

Our client, a progressive food manufacturer is looking for a Production Team Leader to join their team based in South Auckland.
In this interesting role, you will manage a production team and be responsible for monitoring key Production, Quality and Health & Safety information and ensuring that the site achieves or exceeds all of its targets in these areas. In a business striving for continuous plant performance, the Production Team Leader will promote and coach a continuous improvement culture.
As a suitable candidate for this role you will have a strong manufacturing background (such as food, dairy or pharmaceuticals), outstanding communication and interpersonal relationship building skills and be driven to complete your projects in a timely manner.  You must possess the energy, flexibility and initiative required to manage a key production area in a fast paced organisation, coupled with a proactive approach.  With strong hands-on, practical skills, you will have the ability to trouble shoot production processes to optimise results. 
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes and skills:
  • Minimum 5 years manufacturing / operations experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in leading a production team and dealing effectively with personnel issues
  • Previous hands-on experience the food, dairy or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong leadership, communication and organisational qualities
  • Proven knowledge of Food Safety and HACCP systems
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines


This opportunity attracts a strong salary package and excellent career development opportunities.
For a confidential enquiry or to apply for this position please contact Franziska Buch on 0800 171 000 or email

Note: If this vacancy is not exactly what you are seeking, then please contact me in confidence to discuss your individual requirements