Manufacturing Manager

KP Snacks
Hellaby, Rotherham
Competitive salary
08 Aug 2017
08 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Manufacturing Manager


About Us:

KP Snacks is home to some of the most iconic British snack brands including; McCoy’s, Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, POM-BEAR, Skips, Space Raiders, Discos, Nik Naks, Wheat Crunchies, Penn State, Phileas Fogg, Roysters, Brannigans and Frisps.  We also produce many fantastic products for the UK’s leading retailers.  We are proud that millions of people enjoy our snacks, every day!

We employ around 1,500 people in the UK across our five production sites and our head office in Slough.   KP Snacks is also proud to be part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s leading producer of savoury snacks, operating in around 30 European countries.
At KP Snacks we are passionate about people and proud of the exciting, rewarding careers we offer. We’re always on the lookout for talented and self-motivated individuals to bring added expertise and enthusiasm to our growing business.

The Role Summary:

Due to internal promotion, we are now looking for a Manufacturing Manager for Hellaby, who will be directly accountable to the Factory General Manager and will work within the KP Snacks Leadership Team.

As the Manufacturing Manager at Hellaby the chosen candidate has the opportunity to be part of a truly world class manufacturing site. As well as a world class facility we are also implementing IWS program to enable our Equipment Owners to deliver world class individual performance to drive our business “bottom up”. At Hellaby our compelling business need is to become the “number 1 nuts factory” and through the IWS journey we will get there through our people. It is therefore a very exciting time to join the Hellaby site! 

The Role Responsibilities:

Your role will be to facilitate the creation of a dynamic winning culture with aligned and motivated people, ensuring that recognition and financial rewards are clearly linked to measurable performance at all levels. You will be responsible for creating a performance climate where people at all levels expect to be held accountable for delivery of their commitments, whilst  facilitating the development of yearly manufacturing plans aligned with both site and KP vision and objectives. You will be responsible for the motivation of direct reports and their teams, through leadership, coaching, effective performance management, utilizing our values and behaviours to ensure high competency levels are reached and maintained.

The successful candidate will deliver budgets through the consistent use of process, systems and procedures to ensure production plans are optimised and non-value added activities eliminated. You will set high standards and lead by example by driving and facilitating continuous improvement in cost base and KPIs, through utilisation of lean manufacturing techniques, and sponsorship and promotion of best practice both internally and externally.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience within a manufacturing/engineering environment, ideally within FMCG.
  • Demonstration of the ability to coach and lead change.
  • Very good understanding and interpretation of data
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing 
  • Budget Management 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a manufacturing professional who has the desire to progress within KP Snacks.

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