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Continuous Improvement Manager

Jarvis Johnson
West Sussex
£45k - £55k per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

Job Details

We are recruiting on behalf of a European leader in FMCG. They are part of a major group and are investing highly in their continuous improvement programme. They are looking for a Continuous Improvement Manager for their site based in West Sussex.  The successful candidate will work on a number of exciting projects and initiatives to achieve improvements across the business. 

Reporting to the Director, responsibilities for the role will include:
•    Developing, training and rolling out standards and best practices utilising lean manufacturing and six sigma / lean tools and principles
•    Highlighting and developing business improvement opportunities
•    Identifying root causes of selective issues restricting or affecting the business using process improvement and problem-solving tools such as; 5S, kaizen events, process mapping, value stream mapping, SMED, poka-yoke, FMEA, and C&E analysis
•    Implementing performance management systems
•    Mentoring and developing staff in the mindset of continuous improvement

Essential / Desirable skills include:
•    Experience as a Continuous Improvement role; driving continuous improvement / lean initiatives / world class manufacturing within any demanding and fast-moving food manufacturing, engineering or logistics / distribution environment 
•    Ideally possess Six Sigma certification
•    Track record of driving and leading cultural, long-term sustainable change 
•    Excellent communication and influencing skills with an engaging hands-on people style, coupled with a genuine passion for change and enrichment of the workplace utilising world-class improvement techniques 

The Company:
•    FMCG market leader
•    Excellent opportunities for career development

The working hours for the role are office hours, Monday to Friday. The salary is £45k - £55k per annum plus an excellent benefits package including bonus. 

If you are interested, please respond AS SOON AS POSSIBLE quoting reference number JJ-U4801 with an updated CV, an indication of your current salary and your availability



Jarvis Johnson is a Specialist Recruitment and Interim Management Agency, set up by Technical Managers and “Placing Technical First” for the Food Manufacturing Industry.

We have a total database of over 6,500 candidates within our specialist areas of Technical, Quality and NPD, built up over the last 20 years.  

We identify candidates with specialist experience, seeking referrals from influential candidates within the market, combined with advertising on Food Industry specific and generalist job boards as well as searching external databases and our very wide LinkedIn Network.

We truly believe in building strong relationships with both our candidates and clients and we go the extra mile to find candidates who really fit in terms of experience, skills and personality/ culture fit.

If you’re an Interim Manager who wants to be notified on upcoming assignments or you are looking for a new permanent role and want to be kept updated on new vacancies then please email an updated CV together with location and remuneration details to 

If you are representing a Food Company and want to find out more about our Recruitment / Interim Management  services then please email  for a copy of our Terms of Business or call 01302 366967 to speak to our ex-Technical Manager Managing Director, Lisa Johnson


Company info
01302 366967
70-72 Nottingham Road
NG18 1BN
United Kingdom

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