Manufacturing Improvement Manager

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Job Description

Responsibility for developing and setting the 3 year strategy for Blackpool’s Continuous Improvement journey. Creating and delivering the annual continuous improvement plan, providing support to the site to deliver our annual and longer-term objectives and as a member of the site leadership team contributing to the overall leadership of the site.  Working closely with the Engineering and Operations Department to deploy initiatives that will add value and/or remove cost/waste.

Want to form part of our Manufacturing Excellence team? If so then apply now!

Great Salary plus a company performance related bonus (paid out the last 4 years in a row), 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, pension scheme, Bake My Day Employee Benefits Portal. On site canteen, free onsite parking.

Hours: Days – Monday – Friday with some flexibly to meet the business needs

So, who Are Burton’s Biscuits?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!

‘We are a more successful and fun place to work when people feel free to be themselves’.

At Burton’s we believe in the power of being authentic, being entrepreneurial and being supportive to each other to meet our common goals…oh and did we mention having fun?!

Understanding our customers is crucial to our success, so having a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers is vital.

As a business we are committed to the continuous improvement of diversity and equality in the workplace and we welcome talented individuals from all backgrounds who share our Pride and Passion for Baking Great Biscuits and snacks.

Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have several key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector and our proud of the amazing biscuits we bake for our customers and consumers.

Within our Burton’s group, we have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans.   In total we employ circa 2,100 people around across our locations.

Burton’s Biscuits is owned by Ferrero and we are proud to be part of such a fantastic and successful business.  The Ferrero Group operates in more than 50 Countries and their products are sold in over 170 Countries.  We are delighted to be part of the Ferrero group which represents over 37,000 employees across the world and has a consolidated turnover of €12.3 billion (2020).

What are we all about?

Here at Burton’s Biscuit Company we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. Our goal is to support our team in achieving their career goals. We do this by providing a working environment that offers opportunity, support, scope, and pace of change.   Our culture is the foundation of our business. We are fast paced, agile and fun!

What are the key ingredients needed for the role?

We are looking for someone who is equally passionate about Manufacturing Improvement & CI as we are, we have big ambitions for CI across the bakery and have already landed some exciting projects. To help us continue on our manufacturing excellence programme, we are looking for someone who is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, with experience of working in a fast-paced environment, don’t worry if you don’t have food manufacturing experience as this isn’t essential.

Proven implementation of understanding and implementation of continuous improvement tools and techniques (DMAIC, Kaizen, Centrelines).

Final part of the mix.

You will need to be an inspiring leader, mentor, coach and manager, helping to inspire the next wave of a CI behaviours and best practices.

If you are ready to begin a career with real bite, we would love to hear from you so apply now.

You may have had knowledge or experience of the following: Manufacturing Improvement Manager, Continuous Improvement, CI Manager, Six Sigma, Process Improvement, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Operational Excellence etc.