Continuous Improvement Manager

Job reference: 1661/CIM

Job function/discipline: Executive Role

Basic salary: Not Disclosed

Closing date: 23rd February 2018

Continuous Improvement Manager


Our client is a world leading food manufacturer with multiple sites across Ireland. Its growth has been supplemented by a strong lean manufacturing mind-set and investment in people capacity development. This is an excellent opportunity to join the senior management team of one of their Northern Ireland sites.

Role Purpose

To provide relevant expertise in the leadership, deployment and transfer of recognised ‘best in class’ business improvement activities, standards and skills to enable a Manufacturing Unit to fulfil the business plans targets.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the execution of the Continuous Improvement plan for a manufacturing unit.
  • Ensure that cross functional teams are engaged to focus on the specific priority areas and are supported with the appropriate tools.
  • Deliver training as specified by Manufacturing Unit training plan to build capability across all functions.
  • Provide coaching and hands on support for the use of foundation elements of the Technologies Production System toolkit, build practical experience and ongoing capability.
  • Engage key stakeholders embed a continuous improvement culture.
  • Draw on best practice from the division to inform manufacturing unit application of tools and solutions.
  • Review and analyse KPI scorecard performance for the Manufacturing Unit teams to ensure data integrity, generate insight and action improvement plans which develop current performance.
  • Identify resource requirements and work with Senior Leaders to build appropriate teams to deliver agreed programmes of work.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Degree or equivalent Business Improvement vocational qualifications
  • Previous manufacturing experience in a recognised world class / lean enterprise
  • Proven track record in a similar role
  • Ideally Lean six sigma Green Belt certified or training towards
  • PC literacy – use of standard MS office suite
  • Ability to deliver behavioural training and coaching
  • Experience of facilitating group problem solving sessions
  • Strong influencing skills

To discuss this role in confidence please contact Beth McMaw on 02890628877. Alternatively, you can apply for this role by forwarding your CV via the appropriate link before the closing date of 23rd February 2018.