Production Supervisor


Production / Manufacturing | Leyland | Start date: 05/02/2024 | Full Time | Permanent




We are looking for a Production Supervisor to join our state of the art production facility and play a key role supervising and leading on of our Production Teams who are proudly making the Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town branded pizzas.


Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town pizzas have been manufactured for over 30 years at our Leyland site  where we care about people and offer well paid long term permanent jobs with plenty of generous benefits and opportunities to train and develop. We are as proud of our hard-working friendly culture as we are of the fantastic market leading pizzas we make





You will be part of a dedicated Production Team, ensuring the smooth running of the production environment, via the motivation and development of the Production Team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for the manufacture of high quality standard products, identifying and resolving/escalating issues as they arise to minimise downtime and conducting investigations of customer complaints to identify root causes.
  • Ensuring the efficient utilisation of materials and monitoring stock levels, utilising SAP if required.
  • Conducting regular performance reviews and appraisals with team members managing performance through the setting of effective goals, identifying training and development requirements and managing any identified performance/absence issues.
  • The provision of accurate record keeping of the team in relation to absence, holiday, adherence to health and safety standards and training data.
  • Maintenance of labour costs through effective head count allocation, the completion of relevant cost control documentation such as WIP, OEE, material consumption. Identifying any deviances from standards and working with the Production Manager to resolve.
  • Responsible for identifying, promoting and supporting the implementation of continuous improvements in your Production area relating to quality, health & safety and team development etc.





At Dr Oetker we believe that our employees play a key role in our success. To help shape our future you will be a confident communicator with a personable and professional manner, you will have the ability to interact and relate to all levels of colleagues and to build strong trusted working relationships both within and beyond your area of work.


Ideally you will have previous supervisory experience, gained in a production facility, preferably within a food or FMCG environment or a relevant qualification up to degree level and be seeking your first people management position.


Formal qualification and experience in Health & Safety, Quality, Food Safety standards and Leading Teams is desirable, however full training will be provided if required.  


The ability to work within a rapidly changing environment is key, as the ability to work (and stay calm) under pressure, making effective decisions in a timely manner.


Detailed conscious, you will have the ability to follow procedures with a high level of accuracy, demonstrating a keen eye for detail and the ability to apply practical solutions, with excellent planning and organisational skills.





  • Annual salary of £32,389 (£16.61 per hour). Overtime after 37.5 hours and on a Saturday paid at time and half (£24.92) and double (£33.22) on Sundays.
  • 33 days annual leave (inc bank holidays) which increases with service
  • Free Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
  • Enhanced Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
  • Private medical insurance
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
  • Free pizzas
  • Subsidised on site restaurant with hot and cold meals, a salad/deli bar, snack machines and microwaves and storage facilities for those who prefer to bring their own
  • Free tea, coffee and fresh fruit.
  • Free on-site parking (number of electronic charging points available)
  • Free Wi-Fi in canteen
  • Employee Referral Scheme £350 – once you know how great it is to work here, you’ll want to bring your friends and family!
  • Regular Employee Forums ensuring all employees have a voice
  • Incentivised employee suggestion and recognition schemes
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free health checks


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We look forward to your online application. Just click the "Apply now" button, and you're good to go. Still have questions? Then please feel free to reach out to us directly.


Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live in a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


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