Shift Team Leader

Date: 17-Jan-2023

Location: Rugby, GB, CV21 1HA

Company: Britvic

At Britvic we’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. As one of the UK’s leading players in the FMCG market we pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and pushing ourselves to think outside the bottle.


About the Role:



  • To lead and deliver the site plans for plant, people and processes for the shift
  • To deliver optimum use of resources for the shift that ensures the shift delivers safety, productivity, quality, cost, service and objectives in an environment of high morale and engagement.
  • Financial Span of Control is across Shift Revenue expenditure as defined locally.

Key Responsibilities:



  • Deliver the Site vision and the strategic plan for the shift and support the achievement of the company vision.
  • Responsibility for the resourcing budget control. 
  • Ensure tight control of manpower planning requirements and promote staff development to meet operational requirements
  • Define a culture of the Britvic Work System
  • Drive lean manufacturing principles that ensure efficient, cost effective operations across the plant
  • Effectively support communication strategies within the site.
  • Drive the training plan and ensure records are up to date within B1
  • Ensure consistent quality standards by applying approved manufacturing and quality procedures.
  • Work closely with other Britvic functions and contractors to ensure effective introduction of new products and processes.



  • Create a safety first culture by establishing a safe working environment, safe working practices and safety conscious behaviours amongst your team.
  • Suitable assessment and control of risk including maintenance and practice of continually addressing and reviewing any risks in your area
  • Accountable for safety across your area; providing appropriate guidance, leadership, accountability and empowerment to your team to create a culture of Safety in this area.


  • Cost effective labour utilisation and flexing when required
  • Adherence to Standard Day ways of working (ie short interval control)
  • Lead Zero Loss activity for the Shift Team


  • Effective implementation of quality plans, standard operating procedures to deliver right first time and consumer complaint reduction
  • Adherence to process capability to provide product consistency and trade sample results. 
  • Support the audit process including the closure of associated actions


  • Delver targets for your team to establish and maintain appropriate cost per litre
  • Deliver cost reduction targets
  • Appropriate use of flexible workforce and overtime.


  • Fulfilment of shift and line performance 
  • Ability to deal with the dynamic complexities of the Operations.

Great Place To Work

  • Provide suitable environment, training, development and culture to build your teams capability
  • Build technical and functional skills within your team utilising programmes and materials from the Britvic Work System.
  • Build a high performing team culture
  • Embed Company Purpose, Vision, Values and Behaviours within your team 
  • Manage effective employee relations through delivery of performance management reviews.


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:



  • Some experience in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment or similar high volume automated environment is desirable
  • Proven leadership skills 
  • Strong people skills with ability to flex styles to differing individual needs is essential
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of manufacturing and HSE process and legislation is desirable
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing
  • Strong Computer skills required, SAP and B1 an advantage

We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive