Stitching & Folding Team Leader

Job TitleStitching and Folding Team Leader
Department: Finishing
Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Job Type: Permanent, full-time
Hours: Continental Days 

A new and exciting position has become available at one of the UK’s fastest growing online print organisations. Solopress is a rapidly growing e-commerce business where you can really add value and make a big impact in our fast-paced working environment.

Whether our customers are in need of uniquely designed business cards or eye-catching flyers, we offer a vast range of high-quality products at market-leading prices. As specialists in online printing, we are experts at what we do and we’re looking for talented individuals who know their stuff too.


A fantastic career opportunity for experienced finishing operators has become available due to business requirements and the company’s growth plans. This is an ideal opening for a dynamic and professional individual with strong knowledge and personal attributes to utilise their skills in a growing and successful team. To oversee and co-ordinate the work flow in the stitching and folding areas.


  • Ensure deadlines are met, allocate work and ensure that performance is as expected and exceeded
  • Running stitching and folding machines ensuring speed and quality are maintained
  • To report into and liaise with the shift manager ensuring all required reporting is completed, staff are correctly managed, and all efficiencies are recognised and met
  • To ensure that machinery is maintained to a high level
  • To ensure working areas and machinery are kept clean and tidy at all times
  • To own and implement the training programme
  • Ensure that daily and weekly health and safety checks are carried out and relevant documentation is completed and filed
  • Ensure all maintenance schedules are adhered to and any repairs are carried out with minimal delay on all machinery
  • First aid anf Fire Marshall training/duties if required
  • Motivate and encourage teamwork within the teams to ensure productivity targets are met
  • Oversee the adherence to the company’s policies
  • Any other duties deemed within your skillset

Experience/Skills Required

  • Experience in Folding and stitching is essential
  • Supervisory or team leading experience is preferable
  • A broad understanding of all print finishing processes is preferable
  • Assertive and focused mind-set with strong finishing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, maintaining a cool head, whilst driving productivity
  • Ability to work to key performance targets and take pride in achieving success
  • To be able to work to get the job done and be willing to apply hours needed to ensure compliance, completion and success
  • Passionate about people
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Energetic with a can-do attitude