Mars UK • United Kingdom

Manufacturing Team Leader

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Team Leader will be responsible for ensuring operational associates achieve KPIs, whilst attaining Safety, Q&FS and production metrics through their team and peers. The successful candidate will ensure adequate crewing levels and skills are in place by managing labour flexibility and coaching associates through problem-solving and continuous improvement opportunities.
The Manufacturing Team Leader is responsible for the line management activities of circa 35 Associates including career development, attendance management and any performance management matters. A key part of the Manufacturing Team Leader role is to create and develop a high-performing team; engaging, motivating and coaching their associates to deliver great results. In collaboration with the Value Stream Manager, the Team Leader will ensure training, succession planning and recruitment is in place, moreover you will participate in identifying and partnering in OPEX initiatives to deliver improvements within our factory.

What are we looking for?

  • Line management experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment

  • A record of building high-performing teams

  • The ability to relate to all people at all levels, from a variety of backgrounds

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Line managing a team of circa 35 operational associates

  • Building a high-performing team through development and engagement

  • Providing clear communication to the team on initiatives within the Value Stream, as well as wider factory and business debriefs

  • Collaborating within the Value Stream team to lead and partner in Continuous Improvement and OPEX projects

  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems

  • Work closely with the Value Stream Manager and value-stream peers to ensure the team has the capability and attitude to succeed in delivering objectives.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

Industry awards 2022