Head Of Continuous Improvement

Derby Permanent £50,000 - £60,000
  • Leading UK FMCG Business
  • Multi-Site Responsibility - East Midlands Based Sites

About Our Client

The purpose of the Head of Continuous Improvement is to lead the completion of various continuous improvement activities across this businesses 5+ East Midlands based sites. Establishing processes & procedures that contribute towards the operational excellence plan along with commercial targets outlined by the SLT.

The scope of the role typically includes the use of CI tools including Six Sigma / DMAIC to generate operational improvements that deliver cost savings for the business.

Job Description

The successful candidate for the Head of Continuous Improvement will be responsible for:

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Development of clear CI strategy for the Business Unit.
  • Co-ordinate the Company's Continuous Improvement activities to provide broader business benefit and a centralised focus and establish a reporting method for these projects.
  • Determine and introduce training/development for those involved in management and delivery of CI projects.
  • Proactively identify continuous improvement opportunities and achieve target savings through Kaizen.
  • Co-ordinate with contract / operational managers to establish process improvements.
  • Effectively utilise tools such as LEAN Thinking, Six Sigma methodologies and Value Stream Mapping.
  • Design and support implementation projects where process improvement is in scope.
  • Create ownership and capability development at sites, supporting site teams to coach and train tools and principles which build and embed a Right First Time / Lean culture.
  • Develop and maintain new and existing relationships to share and develop best practice standards.
  • Liaise with the SLT and UK Board to design, deliver and review best-practice.
  • Maintain and develop excellent working relationships with customers and strive to recommend and develop improvements in services offered.
  • Support the contracts with extraction and compilation of standard and ad hoc reports.
  • Analyse data patterns to provide insights and trends to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Commutable to Derby.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for the Head of Continuous Improvement role will have the following skills and experiences:

  • A Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain background.
  • Extensive overall logistics management experience, preferably in a FMCG / Food / Health care environment.
  • A proven track record of delivering significant, sustained business performance improvements.
  • Core CI skills and experience (Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Green / Black Belt)
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and applying Lean and process improvement tools and techniques in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to understand complex information / concepts quickly and disseminate in an understandable way
  • Great stakeholder and change management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office platforms including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.

What's on Offer

The role offers:

  • Salary - £55,000 to £65,000
  • Company Car / £7k Car Allowance
  • Bonus - Up to 20%
  • 25 + 8 Holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Care
  • Plus additional company benefits
Matthew Simpson
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+44 115 934 8683

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Consultant name
Matthew Simpson
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+44 115 934 8683
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