Packaging Manager

Leicestershire Permanent £45,000 - £65,000 per year
  • Leading Food Company
  • Strategic/Influential Technical role

About Our Client

This leading company is committed to investing in their improvement journey and as they continue to move through their exciting technical improvement journey, you have the chance to join the organisation as a Packaging Manager across their Packaging streams. You will be leading the site improvement activity as the subject matter expert and supporting the group vision in mapping out end to end improvement projects and instilling a best practice culture.

Job Description

This varied role will be predominately based at their site in the Leicestershire area but will also involve travel to suppliers and customers. As the Packaging Manager, you will work very closely in conjunction with procurement category leads, the technical functions, supply chain operation and the manufacturing site to deliver competitive advantage through in-depth knowledge of the product packaging and the end-to-end supply chain.

You will have the full support of the senior leadership team and will work with the teams to ensure sustainable change.Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an efficient & effective supply chain that maximises value & minimises risk - identifying areas for efficiency and enhancement, whilst maximising quality, visibility and integrity.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement throughout the business, by encouraging managers to actively seek improvements in their own activities and processes.
  • Support the development of appropriate quality standards and specifications and the consistent adherence to these.
  • Identify opportunities to improve performance in the quality and processing of raw materials.
  • Support identification and implementation of innovation of both product & process.
  • Support the site/group agenda and delivery of targets.
  • Support the identification of Profit Improvement Plan ideas relating to materials we procure.
  • Develop, monitor & drive supplier KPIs.
  • Develop the Approved and Preferred Supplier Lists to support delivery of the supplier strategy. Working with teams in new supplier selection providing expert knowledge on supplier technical capabilities.
  • Identify potential new supply partners.
  • Use appropriate measurement, analysis and evaluation methods to identify opportunities for improvement and document process improvements.
  • Work with Manufacturing excellence teams to deliver best practice efficiency solutions.
  • Map the process of manufacturing to understand steps to help build cost models, assess make v buy opportunities, and identify yield, labour & waste improvement and other opportunities.
  • Support with change programmes across all areas of the business ensuring efficiencies and yields continue to improve.
  • Ensure that effective, planning, organisation and communication is in place internally & externally for the effective adherence to the critical path and successful implementation of processes into the business.
  • Be known as a subject matter expert to advise and assist in the efficient development of best practice manufacturing processes.

The Successful Applicant

This is a great opportunity for a Packaging Technologist looking to step up into a broader role or a Packaging Manager looking to have more exposure across the supply chain. This role requires a technical background and a passion for quality assurance & process improvement. The successful applicant will also have the following:

  • Exposure to delivering or supporting successful change/improvement across end-to-end projects
  • An understanding of developing and implementing industry best practice
  • Knowledge of retailer codes of practice and standards
  • Knowledge/experience of integrated supply chains
  • Excellent cross functional communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability to influence at all levels of an organisation

What's on Offer

£45,000 - £65,000 DOE

Joy Oguzie
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Phone number
+44 121 230 9388

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Quality, Technical
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract type
Consultant name
Joy Oguzie
Consultant phone
+44 121 230 9388
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