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Operational Excellence Lead

2 sisters Food Group - Meal Solutions
Carlisle, Cumbria
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Contract Type
Operations, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

About Us:

When you join 2 Sisters, you will become part of one of the UK’s largest food manufacturers, with an annual turnover of £3billion+, employing around 13,000 across 16 sites.

This role sits within our Meals division, where we live by our mantra of ‘Making Every Meal Moment Special’. We have 5sites creating over 500 different products to feed our nation, from ready meals to iced fingers…we love our food, and we love our people.

About the Role:

Our site in Carlisle is a complex operation, employing around 1,200 people across three factories.

A key part of our Meal Solutions division, it is where we produce a wide range of chilled ready meals for retail customers and we’re now looking for an experience Continuous Improvement / OPEX specialist to join us.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, this is a great opportunity to have a direct impact business performance – it is a high profile, where your influencing and change management experience will be essential, offering plenty of scope and variety and your key responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering the Operational Excellence agenda across the site, working to establish a CI/OPEX focused culture to drive improvements in areas such as growth, cost, waste, delivery, and quality.
  • Working closely with the senior team to support the site’s strategic priorities.
  • Identifying areas for improvement, from ‘quick wins’ to strategic level opportunities.
  • Maintaining a strong visible presence across the business, coaching, developing, and influencing colleagues at all levels. 
  • Leading and developing your team consisting of a CI Manager and CI Facilitator.

About You:

We’re looking for somebody with a strong track record in driving OPEX/CI improvements and we are keen to hear from anybody with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrable track record of leading operational excellence programmes across a complex Food, Drink or FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • Able to not only demonstrate the changes you made, but how you made them and the impacts they had on culture, people, and performance.
  • People focused with excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence at all levels and engage with people to gain their ‘buy in’ and lead them through change.
  • Proactive in approach, able to plan and deliver multiple projects and initiatives to meet business objectives.

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