Process Lead

KP Snacks
Billingham, Durham
c£30k basic salary plus bonus and great benefits package
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

Job Details

Process Lead

Billingham (Home of McCoy's, Wheat Crunchies and Pom-Bear)

Days based role - Mon to Fri (no shifts)


We have an opportunity for you to join an IWS Line Structure Team as a Process Lead

What is IWS?

IWS (Intersnack Work System) provides a fully integrated approach to optimise our Supply Chains. IWS is a major investment for all 28 Intersnack plants; it is not a project, it is a long term culture change and methodology – the new Intersnack way of working. IWS focuses on reducing losses throughout the supply chain; it establishes the best way to do something; and then we repeat it, eliminating variation and waste. IWS gives more decision-making power and autonomy to those closest to the line, increasing employee engagement and allowing colleagues to benefit from ongoing development.


What is a Process Lead?

The Process Lead is responsible for the DMS (Daily Management System) processes and utilising structured problem-solving techniques, which supports and helps build employee skills and capability. The Process Lead will forward options and recommend actions to prevent or reduce losses. Your decision making will be made in close collaboration with the Line Lead and Maintenance Lead.



  • Responsibility for and creating the Centre Line Management System for the line(s)
  • Developing Equipment Owners (EO) s in dealing with deviations and reporting
  • Conduct weekly "health checks" to identify gaps within the DMS and implement countermeasures
  • Responsibility for the Changeover DMS for line(s) and evaluating changeover performance
  • Coaching of EO’s to continually improve changeover procedures
  • Shares knowledge and best practice across the plant/site
  • Analyse machine data for the identification and elimination of losses
  • Responsibility for online data capture system
  • Participate in the daily Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meeting with the Line Lead to prioritise and allocate resource for the next 24 hours and report on the results of the last 24 hours

The multi-award-winning culture at KP Snacks is friendly, welcoming and supportive. We encourage everyone to be the best they can be, working together to achieve great results.


We are also incredibly proud to have been named as one of the Top 25 Best Big Companies and one of the Top 10 Food & Drink Companies to work for in the UK (via Best Companies)


The ideal candidate:

· Experience as an Equipment Owner would be beneficial

· Training and coaching experience

· Effective communication skills

· Uses own initiative and is a positive change agent

· Interpersonal collaboration skills and listening to others

· Able to effectively coach and train others, positively influencing new ways of working

· Drive and aptitude to continue building personal capability and a keenness to learn

· Inquisitive by nature – enjoys problem-solving & sharing solutions

· Has the technical understanding of the EO and has knowledge about the process control


At KP Snacks we are passionate about our people and proud to offer exciting rewarding careers across our business.
Do you like the idea of joining KP’s awesome team of happy snackers?  We have a brilliant culture and opportunities in many different functions, so if you’re talented, enthusiastic and up for a challenge, we want to hear from you.
Wherever you work at KP Snacks, you’ll receive excellent training and support to help you be the best you can be.
We’re an expanding company and – as part of the privately owned Intersnack Group – there’s always the possibility to develop your career further afield in Europe as well as in the UK

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