Plant Manager

East Midlands Region
c£75-90k plus benefits package
06 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
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 Plant Manager 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 Plant Manager 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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