JOB TITLE: Continuous Improvement Engineering Manager


Industry : Engineering & Technical Job Location : Chester
Job Reference : 12848CJ Job Category : Manufacturing and Production
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 20/01/2017
 
Salary & Benefits : £55000 - £60000 per annum + Hol,Pen,Health,Gym
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Our client are a FTSE 100 manufacturer, with multiple worldwide production sites. The company culture is one that uses the Continuous Improvement model and requires an Engineering Manager to assist with an exciting period of £multi-million investment for the business at their site just outside Chester. The company are a keen advocate of employee engagement and Kaizen CI processes to work as a collective to develop new and existing products and processes that change the lives of their customers


Job Description

Continuous Improvement Engineering Manager

£55-60k + Excellent Benefits
Based: Chester

The Opportunity

Our client are a FTSE 100 manufacturer, with multiple worldwide production facilities. The company culture is one that heavily utilizes the Continuous Improvement model and requires a new Engineering Manager to assist with an exciting period of multi-million pound investment for the business at their site just outside Chester. The company are a keen advocate of employee engagement and Kaizen CI processes to work as a collective to develop new and existing products and processes that change the lives of their customers in over 100 countries.

The site contains around 400 employees and have just undertaken a major restructure to help them meet new targets and satisfy existing production requirements. This company are currently in the process of adding a number of new production lines to allow them to increase the number of new products the site can manufacture, to meet global demand, meaning it's a great time to join the company, add value and really make a difference.

The Role

You'll come first and foremost from a manufacturing/production background, you'll be trained up to Six Sigma Black Belt level and will have a number of years' experience working within a CI heavy company. You'll come into a role where you manage a team of people, so strong man management skills as well as experience managing multiple projects is essential.

This role is truly a team effort in keeping with Kaizen CI environment, you'll manage people in Operations, Operations Maintenance, Supply Chain and Quality, in order to allow you to hit your operational goals. These goals like most production facilities are based on Safety, Quality, Cost and Deliver, so examples of where you have done this before are a must. You're aim is to develop and coach teams to ensure successful delivery of projects and develop people into subject matter experts wherever possible.

You'll be expected to deliver a TPM system for multiple new projects due to the company's current expansion on site giving you real scope to add value in this role. In order to do this you're likely to understand OEM and will be used to working with maintenance, process and CI teams.

Aside from your specific unit, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to the overall company processes, to help reduce process variability, and help key overall business projects and ensure compliance and regulations are being kept company wide. Part of the position will also involve working with both internal and external vendors, H&S, suppliers and legal and regulatory bodies and ensure your units processes are kept in a validated state.

Your position sits underneath the Operations team and alongside fellow members of the CI team, you'll often liaise with R&D and Process Engineering to ensure planning for new products and lines are being constantly carried out. Last year 22 new products were produced in the year, and this year that figure is set to rise substantially.
The Candidate

First of all you will have a desire to work for a FTSE 100 company with a family feel and add value. You'll be Six Sigma Black Belt trained and will have CI ingrained into your bones in terms of how you believe manufacturing sites are best run. You may be a member of bodies such as the IET and are likely to have a Degree of Equivalent in Engineering or related subject. You'll be a natural leader of people, both in the capacity of working with direct reports but also as a developer and a motivator, CI processes aren't nearly as effective without the buy in of everyone in the team. You'll be a firm believer in making a difference, as the products this company manufacture make a real different in the industry they are supplied into, in many cases they are life changing and saving. If you feel you have the passion and drive for a role of this nature please feel free to apply.

Qualifications

Degree qualified in an Engineering Discipline or equivalent experience
Member of Professional Body such as IET and working towards CEng status
Knowledge of GAMP5, FDA & MHRA, EHS & Manufacturing Legislation is preferred but not essential
Experience in the creation and completion of IQ, OQ, PQ validation
Lean or 6 sigma Black Belt trained

The Package

This role has a salary of £55 - 60k
Holiday
Contributory Pension
Healthcare
Sick Pay
Plus other benefits




Job Keywords

CI, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing, Production, Kaizen, TPM, Total Productive Maintenance, Ceng, Engineering manager, process improvement, GAMP, FDA, EHS, MHRA, Production Manager, Lean, Six Sigma, Black Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt



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