Continuous Improvement Manager

Posted 3rd June 2019 (2 weeks ago)
  • Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North West
  • benefits
  • c£50k
  • CH/5313

The Opportunity

Continuous Improvement Manager


Job Title:   CI Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager

Location:  North West – Greater Manchester/Lancashire

Salary: c£50k + benefits

My client is seeking an experienced CI Manger to join a FMCG Manufacturing Business to head up their lean programme across the site. With a new and exciting future ahead of them, they are recruiting for an Operational CI Manager to join their senior team and the roll out of a sustainable manufacturing improvement approach. It’s a challenging role so are you up for it?


The Candidate:


  • We’re looking for a CI Manager, who has a real passion for implementing change and has extensive experience of World Class Manufacturing within a high volume FMCG/food Manufacturing environment.
  • You will be an expert in your field, and you will able to demonstrate your ability to coach and mentor at all levels of the organisation in Lean / WCM Manufacturing techniques (6-Sigma, autonomous maintenance, Kaizan, Kanban, SMED, FMEA, 5Y’s, 5s, RCA)
  • You will have a strong operational management background, having worked as a CI Manager within food manufacturing working closely with operations and engineering departments.
  • You will be a natural motivator, with a holistic approach. You will have the ability to use your own initiative and be a strong decision maker.
  • You’ll be commercially astute, have strong analytical skills and be IT literate.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Reporting to the Factory Manager as CI Manager you will be responsible for developing and delivering the sustainable Lean Manufacturing program across all functions.
  • As Continuous Improvement Manager, you will establish process and lean structure across site. You will have a proven track record of making improvements using 6-Sigma and other lean techniques. Key areas covered include Peoples Capability, Lean Tools and Techniques, Effective Planning, Quality Fundamentals, and Effective Maintenance.
  • As part of your role you will be responsible for driving sustainable performance Improvement through OEE, Quality Improvement and Wastage reduction.
  • You will responsible for building a network of improvement champions to establish and to share best practice, implementing a robust performance measurement system which delivers bottom line cost reduction.


What is next?


Get in touch! If you think this role is for you, send me your CV to with CH/5313 as a subject or give me a call on 0161 832 7463 and I’ll be more than happy to have a chat and give you more information!