Continuous Improvement Manager

+ excellent benefits
13 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Carole Hearn
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Title: CI Facilitator/Operational Excellence Lead
Location: Cumbria
Salary: c£50k + excellent benefits

My client is seeking an experienced CI Facilitator/Operational Excellence Leader to join a FMCG Manufacturing Business to head up their lean programme. With a new and exciting future ahead of them, they are recruiting for an operational continual improvement person to join the senior team and the roll out of a sustainable manufacturing improvement approach. It's a great role, are you up for the challenge?

The Candidate:

  • Looking for a high calibre continuous improvement person, who has a real passion for implementing change and has extensive experience of World Class Manufacturing within a high volume FMCG/ Manufacturing environment.
  • You will be an expert in your field and you will able to demonstrate your ability to coach and mentor at all levels of the organisation in Lean / WCM Manufacturing techniques ( TPM, autonomous maintenance, Kaizan, Kanban, SMED, FMEA, 5Y's, 5s, RCA, 6 Sigma)
  • You will have a strong operational background, having worked ideally as a CI Manager, CI Facilitator, Operational Excellence Leader and have a relevant Lean Qualification
  • You will be a natural motivator, with a holistic approach. You will have the ability to use your own initiative and be a strong decision maker.
  • You'll be commercially astute, have strong analytical skills and be IT literate.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reporting to the Operations Director you will be responsible for developing and delivering the sustainable Lean Manufacturing program across all functions.
  • As Continuous Improvement Facilitator, you will establish process and structure for the Manufacturing Performance – cascading and supporting implementation on a site. Key areas covered include Peoples Capability, Lean Tools and Techniques, Effective Planning, Quality Fundamentals, and Effective Maintenance.
  • As part of your role you will be responsible for driving sustainable performance Improvement through OEE, Quality Improvement and Wastage reduction.
  • You will responsible for building a network of improvement champions across the group to establish and to share best practice, implementing a robust performance measurement system which delivers bottom line cost reduction.

What is next?
Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send me your CV to with CH/5377 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463 and I'll be more than happy to have a chat and give you more information.