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Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Employer
PepsiCo
Location
Leicester
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development, Operations, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world's most loved food and drink products. Making every day favourites like Walkers, Quaker, Doritos, Pipers and Monster Munch, to name a few! We have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers around the world more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories. The company generated $91 billion in net revenue in 2023. In the UK we pride ourselves on being a great place to work and in 2023 have been awarded the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality (formerly Times Top 50 Employers for Women) for the 18th year in a row and Top Employer for the 12th year in a row.

Join the world of PepsiCo Supply Chain, our famous Leicester manufacturing site is world's largest crisp factory producing millions of bags every day. It's already a great plant but our vision is to make it even greater. We not only want to be the largest crisp factory in the world, we want to be the best and that's where you come in! Your innovation and problem solving skills will be utilised to the fullest; where in this fast paced and ever changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work in Leicester.

As Manufacturing Excellence Manager you'll be a key member of the Site Leadership Team and be responsible for delivering the site Manufacturing Excellence agenda. The role focuses on meeting customer expectations through the continuous improvement of the operational processes and taking a world class manufacturing approach, which plays a key part in maintaining and improving the standard.

What you'll get up to

  • Highly effective leadership of the multi- site Manufacturing putting people at the heart of everything we do.
  • Lead cultural transformation ways of working and inspiring others on the journey.
  • Own the excellence agenda encompassing Lean, Lean Six Sigma or TPM technical capability and productivity delivery.
  • Create and sustain an operations culture that is built on Lean manufacturing methodologies, continuous improvement and clear accountability.
  • Drive continuous improvement by involving employees in the problem solving and decision making as well as recognition for exceptional work.
  • Ownership of site specialist resource providing effective support through our daily management systems.
  • Identify a year pipeline for productivity delivery leading to robust delivery of annual productivity savings.
  • Deliver continuous performance improvement through identification, support and leadership of projects, driving improvements in efficiency and other KPIs.
  • Identification and leadership of Lean Six Sigma projects across manufacturing sites.
  • Execution of high priority site improvement projects.


What we're looking for

 

  • Significant operational leadership experience with a demonstrated track record of applying either Lean or TPM principles to realise business goals and deliver productivity.
  • Demonstrates a servant leadership approach, with effective coaching putting capability and employee engagement at the forefront.
  • High level of personal drive, energy and resilience. A proven track record of getting things done in dynamic operational environments.
  • A smart thinker with the ability to join the dots and build winning strategies for long term Business success.
  • Able to function effectively with multi-disciplinary teams that are geographically separated.
  • Ability to interpret data and formulate results with actionable recommendations.
  • Strong and established project management skills
  • Good knowledge of end to end supply chain complexity and drivers of COGs.
  • Proven ability in strategy development and deployment, thinking beyond tactical task execution.
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the business, as well as lead and facilitate Improvement projects or workshops
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams and agendas, build winning teams through coaching and influencing
  • Strong Influencing and collaboration skills, Including outside of site boundaries and using network to deliver results.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the company

Why PepsiCo?

We offer an attractive salary, bonus, car allowance, critical Illness cover, flexible working, discounted gym membership, market-leading health and wellbeing support, generous company pension plus so much more. In 2024 we have enhanced our extended parental leave offering, now paying in full for 26 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks for paternity leave for those who have the respective length of service. We're also pushing our benefits to be more pep+ by offering electric cars through salary sacrifice with a partnership with Octopus Energy.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.

 

Company

PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world's most loved food and drink products. Making every day favourites like Walkers, Quaker, Doritos, Pipers and Monster Munch, to name a few! We have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers around the world more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories. The company generated $91 billion in net revenue in 2023. In the UK we pride ourselves on being a great place to work and in 2023 have been awarded the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality (formerly Times Top 50 Employers for Women) for the 18th year in a row and Top Employer for the 12th year in a row. 

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability at the centre of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for planet and people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com 
 

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