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DATE ADDED: Mon 13/01/2020

Continuous Improvement Manager

Northampton, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: 45000 - 50000 - Bonus + Pension Contribution + Healthcare Scheme + 25 Days Holiday

A fantastic opportunity for a Continuous Improvement Manager has arisen, to join one of the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable packaging solutions. BASIC SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000 BENEFITS:
•Pension Contribution
•Healthcare Scheme
•25 Days Holiday LOCATION: Northampton COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Leicester, Peterborough, Coventry, Milton Keynes JOB DESCRIPTION: Continuous Improvement Manger - Manufacturing As a result of re-structure, we are now seeking a proven Continuous Improvement Manager who will work closely with the production, warehouse and engineering departments in the development and introduction of improved manufacturing and operational techniques to support site efficiencies quality objectives and customer intimacy. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Continuous Improvement Manger - Manufacturing
•Be responsible for the delivery of lean/six sigma projects that will eliminate re-work, streamline processes, provide cost savings and increase the customer experience.
•Establish a local culture of continuous improvement and root cause elimination through Lean, Kaizen and standard work.
•Working with other functions and managers to agree, prioritize, plan, coordinate implementation and follow up on all process improvement activities.
•Train, Coach and support line managers embedding continuous improvement in their day jobs.
•Coordinate and prioritize improvement efforts aligned to the business goals.
•Work towards achieving the KPI’s outlined in the yearly Lean Improvement plan
•Implement a Lean Manufacturing culture.
•Drive the mind-set and behaviour shift of the line managers, coaching and helping them to introduce and sustain the new ways of working. PERSON SPECIFICATION: Continuous Improvement Manger - Manufacturing
•Lean Six Sigma training.
•Any knowledge of the Packaging industry would be of interest; however, we would be keen to hear from candidates from an FMCG or manufacturing background.
•Excellent relationship building and communication skills.
•Proven and demonstrable track record of success in a Continuous improvement role
•Strong influencing skills with experience of working collaboratively with internal stakeholders.
•Self-motivated, can do attitude, energy, tenacity, ambitious, entrepreneurial, with excellent team player skills and looking for a business that can offer personal development and growth opportunities. THE COMPANY: We are a leading provider of sustainable packaging in Europe with several manufacturing locations and logistics sites growing at rate of 10% year on year. We are part of a packaging group that employ over 5000 colleagues across 50 plants, with a turnover exceeding €1,345 million. Our target clients are across the whole spectrum of FMCG, Food, Automotive, Pharmaceutical and General Industrial and we can offer the complete integrated solution. We are at the forefront of Packaging Innovation and our products offer clients the full spectrum including environmentally friendly, stronger, lighter and cost-efficient solutions. PROSPECTS: The opportunity to join a business which is growing 10% year on year and offer fantastic growth prospects. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Continuous Improvement Manager, CI Manager, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Lean Instructor, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, Black Belt, Green Belt Regional,, Corrugated Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Printed Folded Cartons, FMCG, Manufacturing INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application. Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct. REF: IP15889, Wallace Hind Selection