Operational Change Lead

Operational Change Lead

  • Location

    East Kilbride

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Bradley

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8943

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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A leading FMCG Food Manufacturer in East Kilbride seeking a Operational Change Lead to join their team. This role has always been present in the business but shared by area managers, however due to significant growth it has now become a full time requirement in itself - a fantastic opportunity for somebody to make it their own. 

In this role you will provide leadership for operating teams to deliver the range of operational key performance indicators by engaging in Continuous Improvement work streams. You will be the key to leading projects to improve operational efficiencies and reduction of waste on site by engaging with teams and utilising operational brilliance resources.

Operational Change Lead – Brief summary of Key responsibilities:
  • Leading and lagging safety leadership performance. Reduction in accidents YOY
  • Quality: Zero withdrawals/recalls and contribute to target complaints per million Year on Year (YoY) improvement. Reduction YoY of product hold for production.
  • Green every day Audit & GMP compliance for production. Operational change projects will involve improvements in GMP, quality of the product and always striving for AA+ grade.
  • Labour costs reduction YoY and achievement of relevant PIPs (profit improvement plans) on target
  • Yields and material usage improvements YoY and achievement of relevant PIPs on target
  • Cover Area Managers during absence or holidays by leading the shift by adhering to key KPIs (H&S, Quality, Costs, conformance and adherence to plan, accuracy of M3 inputs, service and people)
  • Ensure that Tier meeting structure is adhered to with quality and timely input and output from each meeting. Drive and support digitalisation of the Tier structure and other aspects of factory KPIs and information gathering.
  • Ensure that FLMs are upskilled in use and maintenance of skills matrix. Regular audits of the matrix and SOPs are a must to ensure compliance and skilled workforce to sustain performance.
  • Up-skilling of FLMs and FLM support through regular 1-2-1s, PDRs and development programmes
  • Area leads and OBP practitioners are trained and actively participate in the projects with significant savings in materials and labour expected. Driving continuous improvement in every major KPI area (H&S, Service, Cost, People) through OBP, Process Blueprint and other work streams.
We are ideally looking for min 3-5 years experience of leading teams within manufacturing environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with clear evidence of leading projects that delivered clear benefits in H&S, Quality or Costs. A qualification in Green Belt Lean/Sigma qualification would be an advantage.

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