Continuous Improvement Manager

29 Jul 2017
17 Aug 2017
We are currently recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Manager. We are looking for an experienced individual to create and deploy a Manufacturing Performance System (MPS) to be adopted by site and to support, track and drive budget commitments at site. The successful candidate would support the Operations Directors, Site Directors and General Managers in driving KPI improvements and specific project work associated with manufacturing operations (self-funding the role). You would also instigate GMP improvements to improve standards and avoid on-cost of Quality Failure in order to support the business and achieve our aim to become the biggest and best chilled dairy & Ingredients Company in the UK. Your challenge In this role the key responsibilities will include: To lead for Change Management, juggling multiple projects at any one time. Driving performance Improvement through OEE and Wastage reduction. Driving Quality Improvement and Efficiency by continually increasing standards by PDCA iteration Appropriate implementation of Lean and Good Manufacturing Practice techniques such as 5S, problem solving, root cause analysis, herring bone diagrams, quality circles etc. Reducing wastage through the application of process mapping and waste elimination techniques Implementing a robust performance measurement system delivering bottom line cost reduction. Create a framework that the sites can use to drive operational improvements To influence others to follow the self-audit methodology using a set structure Creating a network of improvement champions who operate in a similar fashion and share best practice To facilitate the broader improvement journey via best practice workshop / community of practice Set up and maintain a system for monitoring progress of continuous improvement projects Measuring the financial and other benefits achieved Drive use of the Manufacturing Information System for performance monitoring and Continuous Improvement Create a pipeline of Improvement Projects and Opportunities Seek best practice from other sites and other external sources Identify opportunities requiring capital investment, working with site teams to create a business case. Help prioritise and coordinate the capital plans across the sites Ensure that Quality Fundamentals is at the heart of the Manufacturing Performance System (MPS) in order to reduce risk, reduce on-cost of incidents, and increase compliance Driving performance improvement across the sites, achieving tangible financial and other benefits. Working with the site teams will require high levels of influencing at many levels in the site. A network of improvement champions need to be established to share best practice. Consumer benefit from cost reduction, service improvement and quality reliability. Key skills & experience Experienced Manufacturing Professional - degree calibre. Proven experience in Continuous Improvement techniques and team development. Excellent communication and people skills. Must have been in a management role, ideally at Operations Manager or Site Manager level. Must have necessary gravitas to challenge Site Leaders for accountability of MPS deployment. Influencing skills essential. Ability to analyse, and interpret financial information. Computer literate. Flexibility to work across a number of sites and interacting at different levels in the organisation. FMCG experience, ideally within the food industry. Ability to work under pressure. Must be comfortable with "dealing with" and "removing" blockers barriers to success. The process If you have the skills and experience in the above areas and would like to be considered for this role please apply at [URL removed]