Senior Team Leader - Production

Castleford, UK
Posted 2 days ago

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


To effectively lead, motivate and engage the team leaders to achieve the budgeted production targets, while ensuring the specified quality standards. Follow the lean manufacturing methodology and a right first time approach.


• Ensure that the company health and safety policy is followed by all production teams and make sure the team leaders/ safety champions conduct daily health and safety audits on their lines at the start of each working day.

• Effectively monitor and improve quality standards and create effective working relationships with other supporting teams i.e. Cutting room, quality and technical departments.

• Lead focus teams to resolve quality issues based on the inspection data provided by the QC inspectors on the cell and the non-conformance reports provided by the quality department.

• Coordinate with the planning and cutting dept. to load the production orders in collaboration with the production management.

• Effectively manage cell leaders, maintaining a high standard of communication through team briefing, consultation, employee reviews and one to one performance conversations.

• Work with the Industrial engineers, training instructor and performance improvement coach to create the optimum line balance, maximise team performance and up skill the team.

• Ensure that the poor performance is addressed. Manage performance improvement plans with the performance improvement coach and the cell leader.

• Check the bi-hourly production figures collected by the cell leaders and identify opportunities to remove bottle necks/ performance issues soon as they occur. Escalate the issues to production management in timely manner.

• Push late deliveries and ensure all orders are delivered on time in full.

• Ensure authorised absence and flexible holidays are managed in line with production demand.

• Coordinate absence and flexible holiday cover across all lines. Where skills cover is missing, coordinate with the other senior team leaders on the shift to check skills availability.

• Communicate with the assistant production manager to elevate any issue that has potential to affect quality or output targets from being achieved.

• Coordinate with industrialisation team to participate for style handover meetings and monitor the pilot garments.

• Work with Industrial Engineer and the cell leader, to understand the operations breakdown, line layout and assign production operators to the operations based on their skills and performance.

• Work with the continuous improvements coaches to use lean techniques to resolve quality/ production issues and ensure there is effective visual management on the cell

• Communicate with the corresponding senior team leader on the other shift if there are any issues which may affect health and safety, quality, or output.

• Check the production plan/ daily WIP report to identify the order status and WIP levels. Chase late orders with the cell leaders to the point of completion.


• Certificate/ Diploma in clothing manufacture or IMS certificate, or equivalent

• Must be numerate and analytical

• Must be fully conversant with all trench coat/Outerwear manufacturing operations

• Excellent communication and leadership skills


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Castleford || INTERNAL MANUFACTURING || CASTLEFORD || n/a ||

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