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Operational Excellence Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
£60000 - £80000 per year Car, Bonus, Pension
Closing date
18 Nov 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Continuous Improvement Manager

Posted by: Silven

Job Title:   CI Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager

Location:  Suffolk, Norfolk, East Anglia,

Salary: c£60-80k, Car Allowance, Pension, Excellent Bonus, Relocation Assistance Available

This is a brand-new role, a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated CI Manager to join a FMCG Manufacturing Business on their Lean Journey. With a new and exciting future ahead of them,  they are already  hugely successful and with further multi-million pound investment on site ;they are recruiting for an Operational CI Manager. It’s a great role, are you up for the challenge?


The Candidate:


  • We’re looking for a high calibre CI Manager, 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 management background, having worked ideally at Operations Manager, Senior Engineering, Senior Quality or Site Manager 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 Factory Manager as CI Manager you will be responsible for developing and delivering the sustainable Lean Manufacturing program across all functions. This is Senior role with a team to support you, reports include CI Facilitators, HSE and a Training resource


  • As Continuous Improvement Manager, you will establish process and structure for the Operational Excellence Strategy – 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, safety initiatives.


  • 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.


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please send a copy of your CV to Maxime Cable, at  quoting ref MC9974 or call me on 01485 520000 for a confidential discussion.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

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4 Clarence Street
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