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Production Team Leader

Ref No: DFP/PTL/02/24

Location: Belfast
Closing Date: 6th March 2024

The Production Team Leader will have the full responsibility for managing operations and staff in order to meet Company objectives and key performance indicators.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage & motivate a team of operatives in line with company strategy & business plans including performance management, team development and succession planning;
  • Identify and implement performance measures aligned to overall business strategy, to drive the performance of the department including monitoring of down time and root cause analysis of problems;
  • Implementation of relevant sections of BRC & Customer food quality standards to ensure all procedures are documented in line with standards and are audited regularly to ensure compliance;
  • Develop annual department goals and generate implementation plans to deliver against agreed targets; 
  • Assist in carrying out routine health and safety audits, improvement walks, accident /incident investigation and  training to keep the site legally compliant with health and safety legislation.

The Person:

  • A minimum of three years experience in a team leader/ supervisory position;
  • Previous experience of audits;
  • Understanding of current Health & Safety legislation;
  • The ability to control costs and work within a defined budget;
  • High attention to detail and the ability to maintain accurate records. 

Preference will be given to those with:

  • A food qualification;
  • A valid counterbalance forklift licence;
  • Experience of operating an electric pallet truck;
  • IOSH qualification. 

Normal working pattern is Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 2.00am. 

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About Us

Duncrue Food Processors Ltd (DFP) was established in 1979 and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading Beef Dripping producers. Its primary operation is the manufacture of high-quality Beef Dripping which is sold to the fast food, catering and food manufacturing industries.

With a dedication to total quality, the company has Grade 'AA' BRC approval and has established an enviable reputation for producing market leading products, manufactured to the very highest quality standards. Major investment by the company in our refining and de-odorising plant together with our in-house laboratory has ensured that we are equipped to meet the changing demands of our customers.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Duncrue Food Processors is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better