CI Facilitator / Assistant Continuous Improvement Manager
Location: Edinburgh Bakery
Job title: CI Facilitator
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits to include, 25 days, company pension, free parking
Contract: Permanent full time role
Hours: Days – Monday to Friday, but with flexibility to meet the needs of the business
So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?
We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!
‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’
At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic and being able to ‘Be Yourself’.
Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.
As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.
Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.
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 c.$200 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive business.
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 increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.
As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans. In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.
What are we all about?
Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope and pace of change. Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun.
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?
Why work as part of the Burton’s Family in a Continuous Improvement role?
As the CI Facilitator 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.