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FINISHING TEAM LEADER (OT158) Wallingford, England

Salary: GBP40000 - GBP40000 per annum



Salary; £40,000 PER ANNUM 

About the role;

Planet Recruitment are proud to be working with a fast-growing organisation based in the Wallingford area who are looking for a Finishing Team Leader on a permanent basis.

Lead and motivate a 10-person team in delivering exceptional finishing work on high-end boats, ensuring every detail exceeds client expectations. Oversee all aspects of the finishing process, manage team performance and offline metrics, and collaborate with stakeholders to optimise workflow and efficiency. 


  • Manage and motivate a 10-person team of boat finishing specialists, ensuring efficient workflow and high-quality output.
  • Delegate tasks effectively, monitor performance, and provide constructive feedback to drive continuous improvement.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive team environment, promoting open communication and problem-solving.
  • Oversee all stages of the finishing process, from material procurement to final inspection, ensuring adherence to quality standards and deadlines.
  • Manage inventory levels and prioritise tasks to meet production deadlines.
  • Participate in project planning meetings, providing insights and recommendations from the finishing team perspective.
  • Ensure strict adherence to quality control standards and identify potential issues proactively.
  • Proactively address any concerns or issues raised by stakeholders, finding solutions that benefit all parties involved.
  • Generate and present reports to management, highlighting areas for improvement and demonstrating team progress.
  • Track and analyse offline production data, identifying areas for improvement and cost optimisation.
  • Implement data-driven initiatives to enhance team efficiency and project profitability.
  • Reports to Composite Manager but will partner closely with Logistics and other stakeholder managers to ensure smooth material flow and project alignment.
  • Proactively address interdepartmental concerns and negotiate solutions collaboratively.
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Track and analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) related to productivity, quality, and cost.

Essential experience;

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in boat finishing preferably with leadership responsibilities. proven experience leading and motivating production teams in a marine or similar environment.
  • Strong understanding of boat construction and finishing processes would be of advantage, however automotive background or similar roles would be considered.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with a focus on meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting, with effective communication skills.
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Commutable locations; 

Wallingford, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Harwell, Oxford, Chalgrove, Watlington, Thame