Production Line Leader

Salary: Very Attractive Starting Salary

Location: Ryton upon Dunsmore

Millboard is recognised as the market leader in moulded decking that perfectly replicates the look of natural timber. Our superior decking creates outdoor spaces that people love, encouraging them to live life outside.

Based in Coventry, with production in Warwickshire, we employ more than 100 people and are proud to design and manufacture in Great Britain. Millboard decking is manufactured from a unique polyurethane resin blend and offers a unique alternative to timber and conventional composite decking. Since the product was first launched in 2007, our product innovation has underpinned rapid expansion and, through our commitment to continual improvement, we are achieving widespread industry recognition.

Our vision is to be the market leader through production innovation, performance and service. Fundamental to this is our values which focus on honesty and integrity, continuous improvement, and service and communication.

In 2015, Millboard was placed within the Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, at the London Stock Exchange Awards. In addition to this, we have for two years in a row been placed in the top 50 fastest-growing companies in Coventry and Warwickshire, based on three-year growth rates. Despite our growth and success, we remain committed to maintaining an inspiring and dynamic working culture that is inclusive and open for the whole team. Millboard creates an environment where staff members are not taken for granted, and all employees are rewarded and encouraged to be the best that they can be. Everyone is encouraged to share their views and their passion for their work, in order to contribute to our ongoing improvement and development.

We now have fantastic opportunities for an experienced Production Line Leader to join our high performing team. Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the successful candidate is required to ensure that all standards and targets are met; all lines are running efficiently and will be able to implement recovery plans as required to ensure any issues are resolved without having detrimental impacts on overall business performance.


  • Motivate and lead a team to achieve results, demonstrating a hands on approach where necessary
  • Effectively communicate production targets and KPI’s
  • Work with the Production Supervisor on workforce and resource planning
  • Escalating employee relations and/or performance management issues to the relevant Supervisor
  • Leading the training of your team, ensuring you develop a multi – skilled workforce to cope with production demands
  • To manage the performance of the team of operators
  • Contribute fully to Team Leader meetings
  • Full responsibility for 5’s standards on allocated production lines
  • Ensure all employees work within Health and Safety standards as set by the organisation and audited, respecting that no job you do is so important it is worth getting hurt for
  • Quality standards must be adhered to at all times and audited
  • Any other reasonable task the line manager may deem as suitable for the role

Person Specification

The competencies listed are appropriate to the Production Line Leader and are an illustration of the qualities that the Company requires.

  • Previous Team Leader experience within a hands on manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience or exposure to Polyurethane is preferred but is not essential
  • ILM Level 2/3 preferred
  • Green belt six sigma certified preferred but not essential
  • Experience of a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Ability to lead and make decisions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to persuade and influence at all levels
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Proven ability of meeting and exceeding internal and external stakeholder requirements
  • Ability to adapt and respond to change
  • Able to demonstrate ability to achieve objectives and exceed expectations
  • Applicants must have a full UK driving licence

Additional Information

  • Shift Patterns will be a rotating shift; rotating weekly between 5.45am-2pm and 1.45pm-10pm.
  • Production Bonus
  • Defined Contributions Pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Eyecare Contributions


Note to applicants – Once we have received your completed application, this will be reviewed against set criteria for the role. Due to the volume of applications received, if you do not hear back after 2 weeks please assume on this occasion that unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

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