Business Improvement  Program Manager

Haddenham, Aylesbury
19 Nov 2018
19 Dec 2018
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Business Improvement  Program Manager


Based in UK, reporting to the EMEA Business improvement Director, the Business improvement Project Manager will be operating as an essential part of the EMEA Business Improvement team.  The successful candidate will develop CCI in UK, RSA and Dubai and will lead some EMEA cross-functional initiatives. The role is a key member of the team and will contribute to the prioritisation and delivery of key initiatives and projects. The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate experience in complex project management and the ability to lead critical cross functional projects.


  • Lead the process of identification and analysis of CCI projects for UK-RSA-Dubai;
  • Manage of project teams and/or coordinate cross-functional personnel to ensure delivery of projects and planned results and coordinate project implementation/tracking, including:
  • Building and leading cross functional teams
  • Establishing and maintaining project plans
  • Ensuring the effective delivery of the project
  • Ensure that single function CCI initiatives are being effectively tracked and that these initiatives are being delivered on time and in accordance with the project tracking;
  • Share best practices in the areas of resources, tools and expertise relating to process and productivity improvement/cost protection/cost saving initiatives
  • Manage cross functional ideation sessions and value stream analysis in order to generate an ongoing pipeline of ideas for new CCIs.
  • Ensure that relevant management teams are aware of performance of projects and the total CCI performance for their areas versus targets, and work with those management teams to ensure that any gaps to target are understood and are being addressed
  • Assist other CCI project leaders when required


  • Business school, engineer school or equivalent
  • Project Management experience essential
  • Ability to analyse complex situations
  • Good communication
  • Ability to understand key financial items/ cost reductions/continuous improvement
  • Leadership, ability to influence, ability to work with all levels across the organisation
  • Skill to manage and influence cross functional teams
  • Pragmatism and tenacity to see projects through from start to end
  • Resistance to stress
  • French, Polish, Italian or other European language would be a plus.


Founded in Baltimore in 1889 in a room and a cellar by 25-year-old Willoughby McCormick with three employees, McCormick is a global leader in flavour. With 11,000 employees around the world and more than $4.8 billion in annual sales in 2017, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavourful products to the entire food industry, retail outlets, food manufactures and food service businesses.

We have a passion for flavour. The company is serving customers from nearly 50 locations in 27 countries and consumers can buy our brands in more than 135 markets and territories. Our industrial business flavours snacks, wraps, beverages and many other products for customers, which include global restaurant chains and leading food manufacturers.

With approximately 3,200 employees, the company has operations in 14 countries across the Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) Zone and serves customers in more than 25 markets through its consumer and industrial businesses. McCormick is present in key consumer markets with leading brands, including Schwartz in the UK (customize with local brand). McCormick EMEA Headquarters are in Haddenham (UK).

The company’s long-term goal is to grow sales by 4-6 % globally with three avenues: base business growth through continuous investments behind our brands, product innovations, expanded distribution and acquisitions.

Our growth starts with yours. For more than 125 years McCormick has developed a rich legacy based on our belief in the “Power of People”. We have created an unusually dedicated workforce by fostering a culture of respect, recognition, inclusion and collaboration based on the highest ethical values. 

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.


If you are looking for a new challenge and want to join a highly motivated team in a rewarding environment, please apply via our careers centre at (job req.n° 69520).

In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package and opportunity to work with a global flavour leader.

As an Equal Opportunities employer, McCormick is committed to a diverse workforce.

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