Our goals - Your path

We’re looking for a 5x Production Team Leaders to join our Operations team at Sika Leeds.

As part of our future proofing and preparing our business for future requirements, there is need to implement an effective leadership team, to ensure we are prepared for improving Sika Leeds. We are a fast-manufacturing environment with multiple functions that aims to be a world class manufacturing entity. A team of up to 130 multiskilled operatives work tireless to deliver the best products for our customers and for DIY industry in general.

This role will support and ensure that customer orders are produced in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. To identify and resolve areas of improvement and inefficiency.  To be involved in new project / processes and be the voice of production to the process / engineering team.

The Opportunity:  

Key Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Health & Safety
  • Ensure that the team is behaving with safety in mind.
  • EHS audits/inspections are completed to ensure the robustness of the systems.
  • EHS training and coaching to ensure that standards are in place, known and followed.
  • Ensure that housekeeping standards are in place, known being followed.


  • People
  • Ensure skill level meets the plan to meet production requirements.
  • Coaching and motivating the team members to meet the objectives.
  • Checks-in completed to develop team members and clear career path.
  • Absence is tracked and managed to ensure the resources are available.


  • Efficiency /Cost
  • Materials flow and space utilisation are followed.
  • Ensure that scrap is recorded and well described to aid the roof cause analysis.


  • Delivery, Efficiency & Cost
  • Ensure targets are cascaded and monitored per machine.
  • Ensure that the team members are stopping the line where there is deviation to safety or quality requirements and escalating to allow corrective action.
  • Ensure that traceability information is completed to ensure compliance with procedures.


  • Change Management
  • To be aware of proposed changes and their implications.
  • To ensure that changes are effectively validated.
  • World Class Manufacturing Implementation support.


The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays.
  • Core Hours Working
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family.
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones.
  • Selected discounted Sika products.

The Support: Strong team culture, team well informed through clear communication.

The Skills:

The successful Candidates should be humble and committed to team success, has high integrity, takes accountability and ownership.  Has the ability to challenge the status-quo and poor behaviours. Relentlessly sets high standards and finds better ways to work. Open minded and inquisitive to explore new methods, technologies, and facilities. Can effectively use their own time to switch between future/proactive working and high tempo working to press today's delivery.  The individual needs to be resilient and tenacious, can handle pressure effectively.  Knows when to challenge or support others, as well as when to ask for help or flag for support.

A significant commitment to professional and personal development from day one, including a comprehensive local, product knowledge and leadership development initiatives complimented by a global Sika Business School offering.

The Future: 

Potential Career Routes: The opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • Demonstrates experiences of making sound judgement under pressure.
  • Systematic and with high attention to detail
  • Good technical and process understanding
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and legislation
  • Ability to make decisions that maximise plant output + efficiency whilst balance those decisions with safety, product quality and cost.

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a globally leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 103 countries around the world and, in over 400 factories, produces innovative technologies for customers worldwide. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in enabling the transformation of the construction and vehicle industries toward greater environmental compatibility. With more than 33,000 employees, the company generated sales of CHF 11.2 billion in 2023.