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Production team leader: job, missions and salary

Roles and missions of the Production Team Leader

A Production Team Leader has multiple roles and responsibilities.

The main roles and missions are :

  • Ensure the implementation of production activities, in accordance with quality, quantity, time and cost objectives. Supervise and organize production work at each stage of manufacturing and assembly.
  • Plan and manage production teams, ensuring sufficient and appropriate staffing and resources. Develops and ensures adherence to production and labor plans.
  • Analyze, monitor and report on performance indicators Propose adjustments and corrective measures to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures. Develop and implement internal procedures to ensure proper communication and compliance.
  • Develop and train production staff to ensure proper skill level and performance.
  • Manage material and finished goods inventory. Ensure raw materials and finished goods are properly managed and available.
  • Manage external contractors and suppliers. Track orders and ensure deliveries are made on time.

A Production Team Leader must manage all of these responsibilities with great precision and attention to detail, while ensuring employee satisfaction and motivation.

Salary and career development of a production team leader

The salary of a Production Team Leader is generally dependent on the number of years of experience and the size of the company. In France, on average, the gross annual salaries are as follows:

  • 0 to 2 years experience: between 40 and 45 K€.
  • 2 to 5 years of experience: between 45 and 50 K€.
  • 5 to 10 years experience: between 55 and 60 K€.
  • 10 to 15 years experience: between 65 and 70 K€.
  • More than 15 years experience: between 75 and 80 K€.

Production Team Leaders can progress to other positions higher up in the organization. Here are a few examples of possible jobs with a view to career development:

  • Production manager / Production line manager
  • Operations manager / Production site manager
  • Production Manager / Plant Manager
  • Assistant production manager
  • Industrial project manager

Advantages and disadvantages of the job of production team leader

  • Senior level management experience and ability to lead a team.
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments and industries.
  • Opportunity to apply leadership and communication skills.
  • Good salary and benefits.
  • Growing career opportunities.
  • Responsibility for meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • High pressure and stress.
  • Little free time.
  • Responsibility for the safety and health of team members.
  • Great responsibility and many hours of work.

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