Continuous Improvement Manager (FMCG Packaging)

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Manager (FMCG Packaging)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Contractual Benefits
Reference: J910279_1633083132
Contact Name: Kelly Newell
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 01, 2021 11:12

Job Description

Continuous Improvement Manager (FMCG Manufacturing)

£45,000 + Competitive benefits package


We have an exciting opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager to join our clients team based in Irlam, Manchester. Ideally you will be Green Belt Six Sigma qualified looking to work towards your Black Belt.

Our client is a well-established premier independent UK supplier of wine and spirits specialising in providing a complete category packaging solution.

As our clients new Continuous Improvement Manager you will have the perfect opportunity to have a direct impact with the improvement of the site based manufacturing performance.

You will have the unique opportunity to work within a newly created team responsible for the delivery of continuous improvement and process innovation. As our Continuous Improvement Manager you will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change through the creation and embedding of LEAN methodology and the supporting framework, to deliver business improvements.

Our client is currently undertaking a major site wide LEAN Manufacturing development plan and this role will be key in challenging the normal and improving the now. This role will balance stakeholder management with shop floor engagement as they deliver the strategy with a clear and concise method.

Your key responsibilities as our Continuous Improvement Manager will include:

* Identifying and delivering small and medium sized projects to assist in improving the day to day running of the manufacturing operation
* Identifying trends and process variations as part of establishing a continuous improvement monitoring system
* Recommending, supporting, and introducing improvement initiatives
* Coaching and implementing LEAN Manufacturing Principles, and championing, monitoring, and facilitating a team working/CI environment across the Manufacturing function to empower staff to identify and solve problems
* To work with key business stakeholders, and cross-functional 'LEAN champions', to build a continuous improvement environment to support an ongoing programme of change.
* Driving efficiency and productivity movements to reduce cost and maximise quality and availability to the customer
* Facilitating LEAN/process improvement-based teams to drive ideas and solutions
* Designing and overseeing site improvement projects.
* Developing and monitoring a continuous LEAN training programme that enhances department and people skills in line with IIP principles
* Championing and promoting a safety culture by proactively developing a safe working environment
* The preferred candidate will ideally be an Engineering graduate or similar with 5+ years Continuous Improvement experience in an FMCG environment

Previous Experience Required

* Minimum accredited LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt, preferably Black Belt
* Experience of coaching LEAN manufacturing techniques, with a proven record of achievement in a high volume production environment
* Excellent communication, motivational, analytical and planning skills are essential
* Be passionate about continuous improvement and developing an improvement culture
* Have the ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure
* Excellent IT skills - including Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
* Experience of SAP, MI/Data Analysis is desirable

Contractual Benefits of becoming our Continuous Improvement Manager

* Annual bonus scheme - Discretionary based on KPI's
* Training and development
* Health Shield - After 12 months service
* Health checks (diabetes/blood pressure, stop smoking advice etc.)
* Occupational health advice
* Pension - company contribution in line with AE
* Generous holiday entitlement
* Company day holiday
* Vouchers and wine at Christmas
* Staff Discounted Shop
* Free on-site car parking

How To Apply

Please click on the link to apply ensuring all of your contact details and information are thoroughly up to date.

I look forward to receiving your application.



Kelly Newell

Manufacturing Divisional Manager

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