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CI Program & Manufacturing Standards Co-ordinator

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The Organisation

A Global FMCG Leader seeking to recruit a CI Program & Manufacturing Standards Co-ordinator to support deployment of performance improvement/CI programmes across our clients factory network.

The Role

Working within a centralised function the role of CI Program & Manufacturing Standard Co-ordinator is to support the accelerated CI program deployment through conducting program management activities ensuring visibility of operational excellence implementation progress across the factory network. The role will also be custodian for the Group manufacturing standards, seen as a source of functional competence in this field, ensuring adherence to these standards. 

- Manage the overall CI / Operational excellence program deployment ensuring real time visibility of implementation status across the network.
- Create, develop and maintain manufacturing standards and act as the key point of contact for interpreting and implementing standards across the broader supply chain.
- Ensure a strong cascade of metrics across the Supply Chain network in a simple & effective way, minimising administrative workload
- Create, maintain and enhance KPI dashboards as business needs and priorities evolve
- Co-ordinates & facilitates the identification & sharing of best practices across the network
- Ensures best practices are captured systematically, converted into standards and stored in an easily accessible manner
- Identifies and operationalises optimum ways to replicate best practises across the network 
- Leverage network to systematically identify and share success stories across the wider group. 

The Candidate

- 2 - 5years manufacturing experience within FMCG (ideally gained within a graduate programme) 
- Experience of supporting and empowering teams within a manufacturing environment
- Experience of World Class Manufacturing tools & techniques
- Experience in developing interpreting & executing manufacturing standards
- Analytical with proven experience in simplifying systems, eliminating unnecessary administration using LEAN principles
- Training and coaching experience would be desirable
- Proven experience of successfully implementing manufacturing systems to various populations
- Strong analytical skills
- High attention to detail
- Expertise in Microsoft software packages (e.g. excel etc.)
- Knowledge of how to ‘modernise’ systems & reporting, leveraging cloud based systems etc.
- Operational knowledge of FMCG environment
- Influencing skills with proven ability to engage key stakeholders at various seniority levels 
- Knowledge of the impact and implications of manufacturing KPI’s

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Regional Operational Excellence Leader

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The Organisation

A Global FMCG leader seeking to recruit a Regional Operational Excellence Leader to deliver a step change in performance and instill a world class manufacturing culture.   

The Role

As Regional Operational Excellence Leader responsible for deploying and embedding a bespoke lean/CI programme across a cluster of manufacturing facilities within Europe. Operating within a matrix structure and with support of the senior leadership team you will develop meaningful relationships with the respective factory teams, being a catalyser for change and accelerated performance

• You will be responsible for training of Continuous Improvement techniques and the steps needed at all levels.
• You will work with site-based teams and external consultants to accelerate the implementation of the group wide Continuous Improvement strategy.
• You will drive compliance to legislative, business needs and standards
• You will implement best practice manufacturing through identified tools and techniques, specifically TPM & Lean.
• To explore new opportunities in order to improve efficiency, reduce waste and ensure customer service
• Support delivery of measurable improvements in Health and Safety, OEE, wastage and quality with the Factory manufacturing teams.

*Flexibility to travel within Europe is required*

The Candidate

A CI / Operational excellence professional with blue chip FMCG manufacturing experience 
• Formal lean training & qualifications (minimum Six Sigma Green Belt)
• Proven practical understanding of lean principles (both in developing strategy & hands on implementation)
• Proven experience managing & implementing TPM projects & DMAIC understanding
• An expert in the SDCA maintain cycle with the ability to train, coach and develop others in the methodology
• Excellent cross functional communication skills
• Ideally multi-site experience
• Proven coaching & development experience
• The ability to engage people at all levels of an organisation

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals. 
 

Buyer - Dairy and Eggs

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The Organisation

This is an exciting role for a Dairy and Eggs buyer to join the EU head office of a market leading food manufacturer.

The Role

• Managing a budget of c £60m +
• Develop and implement category strategies for a portfolio of ingredients and commodities, using category management tools and processes
• Actively participate in, and support, a range of cross-functional project teams which deliver cost, quality & service optimisation’s, value improvement and innovation development (NPD)
• Price any variations, manage sub-contractor and client relationships

The Candidate

• Strong experience in global procurement of Ingredients or Commodities
• Professional experience of purchasing contracts
• Understanding of sustainability, seasonality and variance
• Ability to build trust, relationships and manage expectations
• Commercially aware
• Professional in manner and able to be an ambassador of the business
• Able to conduct internal and external presentations
• Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas
• Ability to own and deliver own work against tight deadlines

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones, we put specialist expertise to work. We draw upon our experience in FMCG across Commercial, Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations and IT recruitment, to not only deliver a solution but also a great customer experience.

We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £200k for permanent roles, and £250 to £2,000 a day for interim assignments. 

If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.