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Operations Manager

KP Snacks
Billingham, Durham
Attractive base salary, car allowance, bonus, holiday buy, healthcare & great, flexible benefits
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

Job Details

Operations Manager

Billingham (Home of McCoy's, Wheat Crunchies, Pombear and more)


As Operations Manager you will take full responsibility for site operations capability and efficiency working with colleagues to deliver capital projects. You will provide leadership, support and guidance as a subject matter expert and a key member of the site leadership team.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading, coaching and developing the site line structures
  • Delivering against a set of strong KPI’s striving for continuous improvement
  • Autonomous site operational responsibility – leading with engineering and manufacturing
  • Deployment of IWS (lean approach) and lead pillar activity striving for zero loss and 100% colleague involvement
  • Strategic input and P&L management
  • Delivering a balanced scorecard across SQCPDM




The ideal candidate will have / be:

  • Experience in the FMCG manufacturing industry, including engineering and project management.
  • Previous experience on a Leadership Team with a proven record of driving cross functional improvement.
  • Strong track record of delivering positive, successful change in a food manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrable leadership skills with a track record of engaging and developing people
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to drive focused improvement using financial data
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and IWS/ Six Sigma
  • Excellent communication and motivational skills
  • Analytical skills with the ability to apply strategic solutions
  • Very forward thinking and process orientated
  • A clear sense of ownership and determination to deliver beyond expectations


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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