Frames Team Leader

Job Posted: 21st March 2022

Job Title:         Frames Team Leader, Scottish Leather Group

Reports to:      Production Manager/Production Supervisor, Scottish Leather Group

Location:         Bridge of Weir, Scotland


Role Purpose

The role of the Frames Team Leader is responsible for the day-to-day safe and efficient operation of the Frames, reporting to the Production Supervisors. The Team Leader should, at all times, support the Supervisor and be able to deputise for the Supervisor as and when required.

Day-to-day operation of the Frame area including scheduling of material, maintaining quality of the hides, and organising the team. The role will also ensure the frames are kept to a high standard, carrying out routine maintenance, always keeping the area clean and customer ready and maintaining accurate and up to date information within the company’s management systems including WIP system.

Key Accountabilities

  • Embed Health and Safety culture of zero tolerance ensuring the policy is fully understood, owned and implemented by every individual – ensuring machine operators have set up machines correctly and all pre-shift safety checks have been carried out and recorded
  • Promote the use of T-Cards for near miss and hazard reporting– ensuring appropriate feedback and recognition to operators
  • Scheduling of batches through the frame line, liaising with Dye House teams to ensure quick and effective transition of hides
  • Communicating to Production Supervisor if any risk to OTIF
  • Ensuring necessary quality checks are completed to ensure correct moisture and substance quality measurements are maintained, highlighting any non-conformances immediately
  • Carrying out routine maintenance to frames and ensuring all operator led maintenance in the area is completed
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the maintenance and operation of the frames
  • Ensuring dried hides are accurately transferred to the correct process steps, and necessary WIP data completed
  • Organising and driving team to deliver targets through effective communication and teamwork
  • Implement the actions identified through internal and external audits (including health and safety and quality inspections) and ensure they are completed in a timely manner
  • Live and breathe workplace organisation ensuring the frame and dye house area is always customer ready
  • Working closely with Production supervisor and production lead to implement improvement projects
  • Create an open and honest culture of communications between management and factory employees, always aligned to our core values
  • Deliver optimum results by creating a can-do attitude through motivating, corrective coaching and encouraging employees - highlighting any training gaps to the Production Supervisor/Production Lead
  • Liaising with Maintenance Department to ensure plant and machinery is kept in full working order, ensuring job requests are promptly logged on Maintain
  • Complete Day to day reporting for the frame area

Experience Desired

  • Excellent team player – demonstrating practical leadership of people, product process and plant
  • Experience in a similar role – preferably in a manufacturing/industrial setting with a good understanding of operational metrics and drivers and the use of KPIs to manage an operation
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to regularly changing demands
  • Experience of meeting and exceeding health and safety/environmental/workplace organisation requirements
  • Demonstrable line management skills with a coaching style that gets the best out of people, process, and plant
  • Focused on collaboration and continual improvement
  • Numerate and accurate
  • Able to demonstrate great communication skills with team members, supervisors, and other key area of the business
  • Excellent organisational skills

Key Competencies Required


  • Respond positively to feedback and be open to incorporating these into your way of working
  • Treat every experience as an opportunity to learn something new
  • Ask others for help and advice
  • Undertake regular self-development aligned to your role or future roles
  • Be an exemplary role model and take the lead in promoting and living by our values
  • Establish norms of behaviour for the team and take appropriate actions if they are not adhered to

Attention to Detail

  • Consistently provide accurate, complete, and quality work and information
  • Demonstrate brilliant execution by delivering work on time, being thorough, and applying high standards to everything you do
  • Understand what makes our business successful and be conscious of internal and external developments


  • Actively develop and maintain beneficial relationships and show commitment to outstanding teamwork
  • Proactively listen to, consider, and embrace diverse ideas and styles


  • Achieve results by prioritising workload, effective time management, and showing efficiency with resources available
  • Monitor plans and makes changes when targets go off track
  • Show energy and determination to drive action through to completion


  • Respond positively to change and look for new ways of working that improve efficiency
  • Be open to trying new ideas


  • Use effective communication strategies to develop, empower, and motivate teams and individuals, as well as driving employee engagement
  • Develop and deliver clear, concise, consistent, and relevant information (verbal and written) to meet the needs of the audience
  • Understands, manages, and clarifies expectations
  • Translate strategy, creating a positive vision that inspires while managing change

Problem Solving

  • Act on own initiative without being prompted
  • Demonstrate drive to make a positive difference to business performance
  • Have a positive outlook, channel your energy into finding opportunities and solutions, even in times of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Always seek valid information to solve and eliminate root causes of problems/issues

Key Relationships

  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Manager
  • Team members
  • Dye house operators
  • Quality
  • Technical
  • Health & Safety Advisor

How to Apply

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to

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