The position for Manufacturing Development Manager in Kings Lynn is no longer available
Manufacturing Development Manager
Job Title Manufacturing Development Manager
Reports to (job title) Equipment Availability Manager
To identify, develop and integrate manufacturing opportunities and solutions across Finished Product sites which deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in Safety, Productivity, Cost, Quality, Service and Reputation.
Support a step change in capability, capacity & behaviour across Product Availability in order to provide a World Class Food Manufacturing base.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
" Develop & implement Equipment Availability Strategy at site (Asset utilisation & strategy, maintenance regime):
" Maintain and execute Asset Roadmap to deliver Corporate Strategy & Goals
" Maintain and execute rolling 5year equipment and asset care strategy (repair vs replace)
" Maintain and execute rolling 5year maintenance programme
" Ensure alignment and cohesion across Site, Supply Chain & Corporate Objectives and in line with CAPEX & OPEX targets
" Drive continuous improvement across Finished Products to ensure:
" Consistent performance metrics and targets are implemented and achieved for Assets - reliability, productivity & availability
" Effective business case design and evaluation for Finished Products CAPEX & OPEX Equipment Availability Projects (objectives, scope, approach, deliverables, tender design, supplier evaluation, resource requirements & timelines)
" Effective delivery of Product Availability Engineering Projects at site - time, cost, quality
" Advocate & Champion World Class Manufacturing Base across Finished Product Sites:
" Collaborate with suppliers & other sectors to understand latest technologies & best practices and their application
" Analyse current operating practices and processes and use industry best practices and innovation to drive improvement across all aspects of the operations.
" Provide expert knowledge, support and coaching to Product Availability team on Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence
" Support Corporate Goals and Commercial Development
" Influence and encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing, best practice across the Finished Products and Site Engineering
Measures of Success
Performance: Performance is maintained at target (or better) consistently each period for:
" Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
" Product Availability (to meet orders)
" Safety, Quality and Food Safety
" Customer Complaints
Cost: Spend remains in-line (or better) than budget (or re-forecast).
Staff: Turnover/retention of staff remains within business target ranges.
" Extensive & demonstrable experience of conveying & packaging equipment within FMCG/Food sector manufacturing
" Broad experience in initiating and leading equipment reliability improvements in a high-volume, FMCG/Food manufacturing environment
" Experience of working in a lean operating environment, and as part of a high-performance team
" Experience of identifying, developing and implementing process and operational change within a FMCG environment.
" Proven experience of developing and delivering strategic investment plans and capital projects.
" Outstanding communication ability across all levels of the business and between all functions
" Ability to work proactively with minimal direct guidance
" Ability to think strategically, develop the vision and secure acceptance for it
" Ability to grow cross functional relationships and to influence outside of immediate sphere of control
" Highly developed analytical skills that translate to delivery
" Effective Project Planning & Project Management Skills
" Expert Root Cause Problem Solving
" Expert practical knowledge of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
" Educated to Degree Level
" Engineering qualification
" NEBOSH certified "
" Professional approach at all times
" Works collaboratively with other Product Availability & Business experts to achieve best outcome
" Delivery focussed mindset whilst demonstrating flexibility to adapt and solve problems
" Experience of developing maintenance strategies and TPM
" Working in a unionised environment
" Understanding of sugar processing technologies (e.g. milling, screening)
" Understanding of capital project installation processes
" Lean Tools and Techniques
" Deep technical knowledge and understanding
" Further qualification (business or technical)