Head of Operational Excellence

Posted 02 April 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Business / Continuous Improvement
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameNatalia Currie
Expiry date 15 April 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


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


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.


Our vast direct-to-store (DTS) distribution network, comprising of 17 depots nationwide, enables us to make over 10,400 daily deliveries of our own chilled and frozen produce and that of third parties.


What you'll be doing


We are currently looking for a Head of Operations Excellence for our Food for Later (FFL) portfolio to provide day to day leadership support and direction to our Food for Later portfolio, and to a given set of Business or Continuous Improvement teams, to deliver annual business plan savings through manufacturing excellence. To deliver the implementation of the automation solutions in line with the automation roadmap.


*       Ensure that Operation Greencore manufacturing excellence teams are budgeted and resourced appropriately to enable delivery of their business improvement targets.

*       Align the business behind and ensure successful implementation of the in-year automation program savings.

*       Leadership and direction of the operation manufacturing excellence community for the given manufacturing units, to ensure the people are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed, and delivering to their potential.

*       Work with site and network colleagues to ensure that a pipeline of achievable operation manufacturing excellence initiatives capable of delivering the agreed targets is developed.

*       Monitor site delivery of operation manufacturing excellence initiatives and maturity within agreed timescales and financial targets, escalating support requests to network colleagues if required.


Flexible location as covering 9 sites across Greencore. 


What we’re looking for


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

*       Influential, engaging and high impactful individual that can create drive and can bring people with them.

*       Able to build capability in others throughout the organisation through coaching in business improvement processes methodologies and behaviours.

*       Educated to degree level (from an accredited college or university) preferably in Operations, Business, Engineering, Science or Maths (or relevant, equivalent experience).

*       Experience of delivering results in fast paced world recognised manufacturing environment.

*       Experience of effective leadership – leading teams to deliver successful business changes, both performance and cultural.

*       Experience of delivering training and coaching with good facilitation skills

*       Able to engage others to consider “what should we do?” and draw them away from “what do we actually do”

*       Ability to build relationships and deliver results through managing stakeholders

*       Lean and Continuous Improvement knowledge and experience

*       Experience of leading change through multi-site teams

*       Advanced analytical skills


If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success.


What you’ll get in return


*       Competitive salary and job-related benefits

*       Holidays

*       Pension up to 8% matched

*       Company share save scheme

*       Greencore Qualifications

*       Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

*       Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

*       Car allowance

*       Spouse healthcare cover


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