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Production Stream Group Leader

Requisition ID 26600
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 

Division  Kerry Foods
Recruiter #LI-OO1


We’re Kerry Foods – a leading name in the global food industry, and a distinctly individual business. We’re home to incredible brands, over 6000 brilliant people and big ambitions. Our products, many of which are household favourites, are eaten by millions of people every day. Your energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking could help us reach millions more.

About Kerry


There’s no one quite like Kerry Foods. We’ve grown from a small farmers’ collective to a multi-billion food business - keeping hold of our ethics, spirit and character all the way. Today, we stand as a leader in a competitive and ever-changing global market. We’re aiming to pioneer new ways to delight the tastes of tomorrow, so we know that we can never stand still. Luckily, standing still has never been our way.

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Production Stream Group Leader to join our  Kerry Team in Hyde.


This is a permanant position for day shifts.

Key responsibilities


Production Stream Group Leader at Kerry, Hyde is responsilable for:-


  • Lead the Production Stream team to ensure they are engaged and high performing with a focus on problem solving and teamwork. Build trust through effective leadership and the skilled application of people management processes and open 2-way communications.
  • Standard Development & Standard Confirmation Review relevant site policies & procedures and ensure the requirements they specify are documented in standard work and trained out to Team Leaders & Members.
  • Facilitate & Execute Continuous Improvement.
  • Continuously improve standards set by facilitating and executing 8 Step Practical Problem Solving and other appropriate KPS methodologies within the Production Stream and perform GAP analysis on manufacturing data to understand where to focus/prioritise problem solving efforts.
  • Organise & Optimise Labour -Manage the availability of labour against the plan and work with Production Stream Manager and other site-based Production Streams to optimise labour across the site. Cover essential elements of Production Stream Manager and Team Leader Role in the event of unplanned absence.
  • Manage process reliability -Monitor & Improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) through implementation of Kerry Asset Management System (KAMS). Identification of bottlenecks within the process, report and conduct problem solving with relevant Production Stream team members.
  • Analyse & report conversion performance metrics Through analysis of Key Performance Data, identify performance gaps, trends and improvement opportunities and communicate internally using visual management standards in the Production Stream.


  • Manage Quality Maintain product quality and adherence to GMP through management of the team and process to deliver agreed product specifications as defined in quality standards and policies.
  • Project Design & Delivery As part of a wider project team assist and manage the delivery of key projects that have an impact on the Production Stream (e.g. Jishuken, Capital, NPD).
  • Manage Health and Safety, Protect the health and safety of all Production Stream employees through instituting and adherence to site safety culture. Conduct risk assessment on all processes and tasks in the Production Stream, implement countermeasures and mitigation plans to address identified risks. Monitor and calculate team member performance and adherence to safety SOP’s.
  • Manage Maintenance Coordinate shift maintenance activities in conjunction with engineering team members to deliver planned, reactive, and autonomous maintenance.

Qualifications and skills

  • Demonstrates high concern for standards in both SHE and Quality
  • Demonstrates 100% compliance to site rules and procedures
  • Ability to motivate/lead a team and a good team player
  • Concern for the development of others
  • Good understanding of the principles of continuous improvement
  • Well-developed analytical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong self-management skills – e.g. time management/report writing/interpersonal awareness/concern for impact etc.
  • Good working knowledge of IT systems
  • Experience from a Manufacturing/Production environment
  • A strong understanding of the importance of SHEQ

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