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Shift Lead (Night Shift)

Job Name

Shift Lead (Night Shift)


United Kingdom





Reporting Line:

Bottling Production Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Evelyn Elliott

About the role

What does a Shift Lead do?

Reporting to the Bottling Production Manager, manage & lead a shift of Bottling Operators to achieve performance targets such as:
  • Deliver shift KPI’s to deliver Site agreed business targets.
  • Quality EOL
  • EHS compliance in line with 14001 & 18001 standards
  • Hygiene and organisation – in line with the Bacardi Operating System
  • Support Continuous Improvement activities across the shift as part of day to day working
  • Lead employees in alignment with JDSL people management and company values
  • Ability to plan and organise work group to achieve operations plans.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be:

Production Performance:
  • Maintain and ensure Company policies & standards around Safety, Environment and Compliance.
  • Ensure production plan is delivered to all quality, cost, and efficiency targets - on a daily & weekly basis achieving agreed business priorities.
  • Optimising labour utilisation and shift capability/flexibility.
  • Document and report all required records, trackers, systems & downtimes
  • Produce a shift report on a daily basis
Quality Performance
  • Achieve EOL target in line with company KPI’s ensuring all Operator checks are completed as per schedule
  • Ensure of team and individual compliance in EHS to 14001 & 18001 standards
  • Initiate and implement EHS activities using problem solving tools/methods such as root cause analysis and the PDCA cycle
  • Ensure competition of near miss reports and incidents as per procedure
  • Work closely with the Line Structure Team to deliver agreed targets and KPI’s
  • Support Development and training of shift team in line with business requirements
  • Completing first line investigations
  • Accountable for people management and deployment on shift
  • Ensure all hygiene procedures are complied with e.g. cap bowl cleaning
  • Support 5s audits at monthly intervals across cells using radar audit sheet as per agreed schedule.
Continuous Improvement
  • Support CI meetings to generate and complete improvement activities using problem solving methods
  • As the Weekend Shift Manager – independence and ability to work autonomously – but still within standards – is critical.
  • Effective escalation and shift communication is also an important element of the role.
The following communication meetings will take place as per protocol:
  • Morning briefing - Before production starts
  • Team meeting - Monthly
  • Production performance updates - Daily

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy

Functional Excellence:
  • Able to use all Microsoft tools including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Highly organised and comfortable working within a team and on own initiative, but able to work within set parameters
  • Proven experience in effectively working with people, processes, projects and change management in a production led environment
  • Experienced in liaising with and across a variety of sectors at all levels
  • Supervisory experience in an FMCG environment desirable but not essential
  • Generate and interpret process related documentation
  • Experience in using CI tools
  • Ability to build flexibility/skills rotation
  • SVQ Level 3 in Management/NEBSM or equivalent desirable but not essential as training would be provided
Leadership Excellence:

Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a leader to lead by example across 6 elements:
  • Focus Externally to Win
  • Drive Execution & Results
  • Lead Strategically & Know your Business
  • Make the Matrix Work
  • Lead by Example
  • Develop and Inspire Talent
Personal Qualities
  • Maintain responsibility and accountability through personal commitment and behavior
  • Maintain behavior in compliance with HSE requirements
  • Report any unsafe or environmentally unsound acts and conditions to their immediate Supervisor such that remedial action can be taken to manage the risk
  • Ensure effective team work internally and externally to drive communications at the right time for accurate decision making and task identification.
  • Lives the 3 F’s – Fearless, Founder’s Mentality, Family

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.