Job Title: Process Development Manager – 12 Month Contract

Salary: £40k basic

Location: Leicestershire

Reference: J3433

Contact: Steve Parker

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Management, Midlands, Packaging, Production/Technical

We have an exciting opportunity to join a company which is home to some of the UK’s most loved confectionery and snack foods. They are looking for a Packaging Process Development Manager to join their R&D department on a 12 month contract.

Role Purpose:
• Lead and execute specific process development projects to implement new products, manufacturing & technology change and CBR for the factory.
• Lead and execute continuous improvement initiatives which deliver sustained improvements in process consistency, efficiency and consumer satisfaction.
• Lead the technical support function for the site to ensure rapid deployment of resource and expertise to keep manufacturing lines running to the required operational standards, and to the correct quality standards.

Effective and timely delivery of CBR, NPD is critical to transforming our client’s competitive position. Equally importantly, our client must be able to manufacture their existing portfolio consistently to the highest levels of quality and efficiency in order to achieve the sustained consumer satisfaction and low cost base that are needed to deliver truly sustainable profitable growth.
Their geographical expansion to supply growing markets around the world means that skills, know-how and products must all be leveraged across the Group in order to successfully develop and maintain competitive advantage. In addition, the transfer of production from one factory to another and the successful implementation of new production facilities are vital to be able to support the capacity and flexibility requirements of our manufacturing base.
As part of the new strategy implementation, a new Process Development team is being created, which will integrate all site-based Technical and central Process Development teams. Reporting to the Lead Process Development Manager, the Process Development Manager is a key role within the Process Development team, which will provide a strong focus on delivering technical excellence through the practical application of biscuit manufacturing know-how and developments in process technology. The role will play an important part in raising the technical capabilities of site based Process teams and other functions at the site needed to support the move towards world class manufacturing standards.

This factory based role demands sound skills and experience in all aspects of confectionery food and snacks manufacturing, ensuring that rapid, accurate and appropriate decisions are made concerning changes to process technology and operating methods in site-based operations, product transfers, and technical risk. In addition to strong Technical know-how, the adoption and application of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma principles and sound project management will be key to achieve the required purpose of the role. Candidates must have a Six Sigma/Lean Sigma accreditation at Green Belt level and demonstrates success in implementation of Continuous Improvement and change projects within a food manufacturing environment.

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