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Company Info

Manufacturing Business Improvement Manager


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Hertfordshire, , United Kingdom


Manufacturing Operations


£55,000.00 per year

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Employment Type:

Full time



Job Description:

The Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Business Improvement Manager. This role is an integral part of the Manufacturing UK Management Team and is required to be influential in the strategic evolution of the Manufacturing Organisation, its Capabilities and Practices.

The Role & Responsibilities

  • Create a Manufacturing Business Improvement and Operational Excellence 'Brand' and Strategy.
  • Work with the whole of the Manufacturing organisation covering all company sites (along with any other required functions) and be the lead protagonist with respect to the creation and implementation of the Manufacturing Business Improvement and Operational Excellence strategy and plan that drives a Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving and Waste Reduction culture.
  • Adopt or develop a standard suite of Business Improvement and Operational Excellence tools and techniques to be deployed across Manufacturing in support of Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving and Waste Reduction eg Policy Deployment, Performance Management, 6 Sigma, Problem Solving, Workplace Visual Management, Process Confirmation.
  • Develop all training and development materials required for supporting the implementation of the Manufacturing Business Improvement strategy and plan.
  • Work with the Capability Manager to link any Business Improvement requirements for the Road Map for Industry 4.0/Factory of the Future within Manufacturing.
  • Work with the IM Strategy Manager to link any Business Improvement requirements for the IM Road Map within Manufacturing.
  • As a key player in the Manufacturing Management Team, provide direction to the business to drive systematic and sustainable business improvements in all areas.
  • Implementation of best practice and benchmarking initiatives relevant to Business Improvement.
  • Working in conjunction with the Manufacturing teams, be responsible for optimising and improving the manufacturing processes and associated facilities to meet the program requirements. These must take into account factors such as Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People as well as Logistics, Process Flow, Inventory and Lead Times and be fully compatible with Process Specifications, SHE compliance & Company Governance.

What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to join Europe's Number one, Missile Manufacturer
  • To lead business improvement activities across a brand new, purpose built Manufacturing facility

What are we looking for?

  • Ideally educated to HND/Degree Level, preferably in an engineering or manufacturing discipline
  • Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing qualification/experience would be advantageous
  • Experience in management skills
  • Excellent team working, conflict management, leadership, motivation and decision making skills and experience
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication skills

What would you get?

  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes (subject to level) and superb learning and development opportunities.

If you would like to discuss this role further, please don't hesitate to send me your most recent CV, or alternatively hit the apply button.

Please note, to be considered for this opportunity, you must be able to attain SC Clearance

Modis International Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Modis International Ltd UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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