Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2022
Milton Keynes
Job Description

Have an appetite for more?

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Outer Packing Supervisor to join our Lantmännen Unibake team at our office in Bedford

This is what you will do


Primary areas of responsibility: **

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Skills & Requirements

Main Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Shift Manager you will be responsible for the performance of the outer packing lines, motivating and developing your team to maximise performance, exceed business KPI’s and minimise waste.

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure that all production is manufactured in accordance with the Health and Safety, Quality and Food Safety standards as specified in relevant site procedures and highlight any non conformances to the relevant Manager
  • Ensure products and packaging are according to standards and specification
  • To lead staff by example and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Lantmannen Unibake values
  • To maintain a safe work environment and ensure team compliance with H&S standards by actively participating in safety walks, ensuring staff are wearing all PPE, completion of pre-startup checklists and reporting any observed safety issues appropriately
  • To ensure all machine guarding is in place and lock off procedure adhered to at all times
  • Ensure Production Operatives work in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures
  • Managing breaks (from leaving shop floor until back on shop floor)
  • Do handovers at the shop floor with SV/TL on next shift
  • Complete 5S audits, and ensure 5S standard is met and the board is up to date
  • Make sure paperwork in the area is completed, verified and signed according to expectations
  • Take part in production meetings, line meetings and investigations when issues occur.
  • Liaise with the Engineering team regarding machine breakdowns, planned preventative maintenance and machine downtimes.
  • Liaise with the Hygiene team regarding planned deep cleaning and machine downtimes.
  • Ensure Production Operatives work in accordance with Hygiene procedures including ‘Clean as you go’ and colour coded equipment
  • Communicate to goods in well ahead when more raw materials or packaging materials are needed
  • Be aware of all hazards, risks and controls associated with your areas of responsibility and work with the Health and Safety team to ensure the safety of employees, and that equipment is fit for purpose
  • Liaise with the Health and Safety team to Conduct Risk Assessments on new machinery and processes or concerning employees
  • Support Health and Safety with accident investigations
  • Support the Technical team with investigating non conformances and customer complaints
  • Conduct regular team briefings to ensure your team are aware of key company messages and initiatives
  • To operate in accordance with quality and customer specifications, ensuring that all CCP checks are carried out and process paperwork completed accordingly
  • To be available for training activities and support with the multi-skilling of team operatives
  • To support with creating a positive work environment through the encouragement, support and development of team
  • Allocate and manage breaks
  • Overseeing machine changeovers and making machine adjustments within remit and in strict adherence with lock off procedures
  • Fostering cross functional team work, specifically in regards to participation in LEAN projects and self development
  • Provide support with accident investigations
  • To carry out any other duties which may reasonably be expected/requested including supporting operations as required
Job Environment & working hours

  • Factory based – duties to include manual handling and repetitive tasks
  • Continental shift pattern – 12 hour shifts
  • Flexibility is required in this role due the 24/7 operations at Lantmannen Unibake UK Ltd
Key Performance Measures/Indicators

  • To achieve planned outputs within the required cost, quality and safety standards
  • Accurate completion of shift process control paperwork
  • Reduction in Non conformances – internal and external
  • Short Interval Control boards are kept up to date and data is added hourly
  • Minimised waste
  • Completion of successful audits
  • Good working relationships
Education & Qualifications

  • Educated to a good standard of general education
  • Level 2 CIEH Food Hygiene certificate (Level 3 advantageous)
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • First Aid/Fire Warden certificate desirable
  • Conducts oneself in line with Code of Conduct and LUUK Values
  • Must have previous experience of supervising small teams in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the food industry
  • Must have adaptable communication skills and experience of working within a diverse multi-cultural team
  • Knowledge of machine processes, production operations and paperwork processes, and quality standards within a food manufacturing facility
  • The ability to delegate tasks and share knowledge/learning to enhance your teams performance
  • The ability to liaise with people at all levels and to ensure delivery of work on time and to schedule
  • Target orientated with ability to solve problems and make decisions within an agreed range of options referring to Management where necessary
  • Understanding of the principles that support Continuous Improvement and LEAN manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to carry out specific tasks with minimum of supervision
  • Effective time management with the ability to work in a positive manner under pressure and without jeopardising people safety or product quality
  • Proven planning and organisation skills with good attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers during visits, audits etc
  • Understanding of Health & Safety and basic employment law
Person Specification

  • High safety, quality and customer focus
  • The ability to follow instructions
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to positively
influence behaviours on the shop floor

  • Highly motivated team player
About the company

Lantmännen Unibake is a leading global bakery company within the Lantmännen Group. With expertise in bakery products for food service and retail, we serve consumers around the clock and across the world every day. The aim is to make bread and pastry a profitable business for our customers through tasty, high-quality products and innovative solutions and based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lantmännen Unibake operates modern bakeries around the world and has sales in more than 60 countries. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established B2B and BtC brands e.g. Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad, Bonjour, Vaasan, Pastridor and Hatting. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion and employs more than 6,000 people in 20+ countries. Appetite for more? Visit us at

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