Plant Manager

East of England
14 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The Organisation

A global ingredients and additives supplier based in the East Midlands region are currently looking for a Production/Manufacturing Director to join their team on a permanent basis. This is a senior role and a crucial requirement in ensuring successful ongoing growth of the UK business.

The business has been through significant change over the past 18 months which has resulted in a lack of reliability, leadership and instability in the wider production team, this appointment will be pivotal in the turnaround/change management agenda needed to sustain continued profitability.

The Role

Management of the site (c.150 direct and indirect reports) and ensuring that skill levels across all parts of the organisation are at the correct level.

Responsible for procurement, manufacturing, technical, quality and engineering

Bring stability, leadership and drive the continuous improvement culture across the site

Support the General Manager with key UK and Global customer relationships
Managing people in a challenging, change oriented environment.

Work closely with internal stakeholders within Engineering and Innovation to optimise the production process.

Project management of capital investment

Training and coaching to empower the wider teams

Understand targets/deadlines and how to deliver against them


The Candidate

A Manufacturing/Production Director with at least 10 years + experience preferably gained within Starch, Flour, Wheat processing. (An understanding of ingredients processing in the above mentioned areas is essential to the role)

Significant experience within change management and turnaround challenges

A strong leader able to demonstrate collaboration, empathy and team building

A proven ability to deliver against target within a fact paced production environment

Commercially astute with excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills (ideally used to reporting at group level UK/International)

A sound understanding of concept innovation, production process and engineering management

A track record in capital investment project management

Ideally Lean Six Sigma qualified and a pillar for Continuous Improvement

Excellent training and development skills to empower the manufacturing teams – enabling progression within the business

Knowledge of hygiene, health, safety and quality standards


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