Change Implementation Manager

KP Snacks
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Competitive salary, car allowance, pension, healthcare & great benefits
06 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Change Implementation Manager / IWS Central Deployment Manager

KP Snacks 

Home/Field Based Role 


The Change Implementation Manager is the programme manager for the Intersnack Work Systems (IWS) development and implementation at the factory sites, including ownership for the direction and adjustments needed to keep the programme moving at the pace set by the leadership team.


The role also involves:

To contribute to the achievement of overall company objectives by ensuring the plant, equipment, site services, land and buildings are maintained to standards acceptable for a factory producing food for our brands and the major multiples in compliance to IWS

Develop a team which values and respects the contributions of all, a team that has a passion for ownership, accountability and a passion for driving improvements in the business operation for the benefit of the team and its customers developing the IWS 100% involvement and zero loss culture

Fully participating as a member of the site team in achievement of internal customer satisfaction, Health and Safety, compliance, technical standards, capital budgets, performance targets and manufacturing excellence working through the IWS pillars and coaching owners to deliver the capability to deliver outstanding performance


The responsibilities: 

Coach and lead the site leadership team through pillar ownership and develop understanding of the IWS strategy

Manage, supervise and monitor the implementation of IWS pillars, liaising where appropriate with site teams, implementation reviews and audit success against expected IWS pillar delivery

Implement the PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) cycle to activities and leadership at the plan

Implement the IWS qualification process for your role and that of all pillar owners at the site and validate

Implement the step up cards and perform self-assessments for all pillar owners

Develop operating OGSM (Objective, Goal, Strategy, Measure) for the site and ensure this is licked to the group OGSM and implement the CBN (Compelling Business Need)

Develop the transition and development plan for the site with training needs developing the college and training book needs

Update and manage the site phase score card and implement pillar health checks with all pillar owners

Set up and manage weekly / monthly / quarterly drumbeat meeting for checking the IWS process / schedule and culture

Arrange and manage 1:1 coaching sessions with all pillar owners

Focus the leadership team on LCOTSF (leadership coaching on the shop floor) ensure the no fly zone is adhered to

Ensure the Head of IWS and Engineering is informed of all significant activities effecting the IWS schedule and culture

Work with Human Resources and Learning and Development to ensure succession plans

Ensure that company rules, grievance and disciplinary procedures are correctly and consistently applied, and where appropriate liaising with HR regarding necessary actions

Instil a Continuous Improvement culture throughout the site utilising IWS and Lean/Six Sigma principles

To perform other such duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of responsibility as instructed by the Head of IWS and Engineering or equivalent


Essential skills and experience: 

University or similar degree qualification in Engineering / Manufacturing or similar bias

Experience of working within food manufacturing / production environment and/or FMCG

IWS experience preferred (Minimum lean six sigma or similar lean system experience)

Cost Centre Management, Budgeting and 

Capital Expenditure process awareness

Procurement processes

Working with Quality Management Systems

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