Production Supervisor Needed

Unity Doors is a specialist in the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke composite and timber door sets. We are recruiting for a Production Supervisor to join our Newent Production Management team.

Essential details

  • Reporting to: 
Manufacturing & Engineering Manager
  • Direct Reports: All Production Operatives on late shift (c.25 employees)
  • Location: Based at our Head Office in Newent, Gloucestershire
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week – Late Shift 2.30pm to 11pm, Monday to Friday. Some flexibility required on hours of work. Would also consider rotating shift with days (6.00am to 2.30pm)
  • Salary:  Dependent on experience – Up to £35k per annum
  • Benefits: Up to 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance, discount on products

We’re looking to appoint someone as soon as possible, so please forward cv’s to olivertownsend@unitydoors.com stating your salary expectation, notice period and of course highlighting your strengths.  

Key Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To achieve the output figures using the agreed direct labour pool for in the most efficient manner and within agreed limits for overtime working
  • To communicate clearly and regularly with the employees to ensure that everyone is aware of the daily/weekly and monthly priorities in order to achieve the appropriate site budgets
  • To instill and develop the new culture and core values with all employees
  • To communicate and agree priorities with Manufacturing & Engineering Manager should problems in production arise
  • To recommend ways in which the output can be improved or costs can be reduced to improve to profitability and efficiency of the business
  • To work closely with the Manufacturing & Engineering Manager and other members of the site management team to help achieve the overall objectives of the Newent business
  • To work with the Manufacturing & Engineering Manger to identify poor performance and absence issues and to take the necessary action to correct this including carrying out disciplinary procedures as necessary.
  • To ensure that quality targets are met and corrective actions are undertaken in a timely manner to correct faults
  • To ensure that all staff follow and adheres to Health and Safety requirements and that they lead by example on how people should perform their roles safely
  • To implement training for staff to ensure that we have sufficient skilled resources in key areas to be able to develop the business
  • To develop and maintain high levels of housekeeping and organisation throughout the workplace and promote good housekeeping at every level
  • Take leadership role and deputise for Manufacturing & Engineering Manager, as and when appropriate, as well as cover the other Supervisor’s key duties when absent


Must have Skills, abilities & Characteristics

  • Previous experience of successfully supervising a production unit with varying volumes and mix of work
  • Strong man-management skills with experience of dealing with HR / Employment matters
  • Clear understanding of Health and Safety practices and experience of implementing and reinforcing procedures
  • Highly organised approach to work and able to react positively to demands from the business
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to influence individuals
  • Computer literate
  • Must be able to lead from the front and to be a positive role model


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