Assistant Continuous Improvement Manager
Location: Llantarnam Bakery
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days, company pension, free parking
Contract: Permanent full time role
Who Are We?
At Burton’s Biscuits we are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!
Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.
Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers. We employ circa 1,800 people around the UK, with the majority of our workforce being based at our three main Bakery facilities in Llantarnam, Edinburgh and Blackpool. Our head office is based in St. Albans, with a subsidiary office located in Blackpool and smaller but equally important sites based in Dorset, Livingston & the Isle of Arran.
Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars Biscuit, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We are also forming key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.
In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This will increase our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.
We don’t want to bore you with just a Job description about the role we want to tell you what it’s really like to work for us?
So let’s start with ….…
Why work as part of the Burton’s Family in a Continuous Improvement role?
As the Assistant Continuous Improvement Manager for a large high volume manufacturing site, which is extremely fast paced, you will provide support for the site C.I Manager in developing and implementing C.I initiatives that deliver sustainable financial benefits and YOY improvements. Working with stakeholders across the site to identify and deliver cost base reductions, as well as coach and facilitate a program of improvements. Creation and execution of Improvement plans and supporting the group Manufacturing Excellence program.
What are the key ingredients needed for the role?
You will need to have a clear understanding and application of continuous improvement tools and techniques, for example any or of some of the following will be highly desirable - DMAIC, SMED, 5S, Centre Lining, SIC, Kaizen and Line Balancing. Alongside this we are looking for someone to have worked or had a focus on continuous improvement projects within a manufacturing environment.
This role will involve working cross functionally across Operations, NPD, Technical, Projects, Planning & Engineering Teams, relationship building and communication will be key as we continue our group strategy across all our bakeries on the important role continuous improvement plays.
Any line management experience would be beneficial, as would experience of working in a unionised environment.
If you are looking for a new challenge in a fun, fast paced and progressive business then we have the opportunity for you!!
If you are ready to begin a career with real bite we would love to hear from you so apply now by clicking the link below.