Continuous Improvement Manager

Posted 07 May 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Business / Continuous Improvement
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameUmar Abowath
Expiry date 07 July 2024

Job description

Continuous Improvement Manager


Why Greencore?

We’re a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make every day.


We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing around 13,600 colleagues across 16 manufacturing units and 17 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals, and in FY23, we generated revenues of £1.9bn.


Here at Manton Wood, we have a team of around 1,700 colleagues. We produce sandwiches and wraps for some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Co-op, Asda, Morrisons, Boots, Aldi and Lidl.

Our Manton Wood site has a gym, restaurant with hot food and a staff shop available to all our colleagues.


What you'll be doing

  • Define stretching site financial business improvement (BI) targets, aligned with the return on investment targets defined in current and next year budget and longer-term strategic plans
  • Work with colleagues to develop a pipeline of achievable BI initiatives capable of delivering the agreed BI targets
  • Manage delivery of BI initiatives within agreed timescales and financial targets, leveraging the skills and resource of the local BI or Operations team and negotiating additional skills, resource and capital from additional stakeholders where necessary
  • Manage site deployment of the BI Programme to full maturity, using Process Confirmations to measure and drive adoption and being an advocate for the site
  • Build site capability to deliver business improvements through coaching BI principles and tools, primarily with the BI team and extending to relevant colleagues from Operations and other functions
  • Be an active member of the Greencore BI community, contributing to and drawing from best practice standards to help drive coordinated group-wide performance improvement


What we’re looking for

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, recognised as a world class or lean organisation
  • Experience of delivering results using Business Improvement techniques
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills, leading teams through business process changes and site improvement plans
  • Skilled in analytical software plus competent user of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to deliver training, coach others and facilitate group problem solving sessions
  • Program and project management skills These may be trained or developed.
  • Must have 5 years experience within Food (Short life)


We’re not all the same at Greencore and our differences help us to make every day taste better for all our stakeholders. We truly put our people at the core and are proud of our diversity.


What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Life insurance up to 4x salary
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform
  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.