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Head of Business Improvement

Recruiter: Hays Recruitment
Location: UK wide
Salary: Competitive + car allowance & benefits
Application date: 12th Oct 2022

Greencore is a fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 13,000 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. Supplying all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals. Seeking a Head of Business improvement to join the Greencore Food For Now Operations team. To take responsibility for 7 manufacturing Sites across the UK, with c25 Direct reports across Business Improvement Managers/Co-ordinators. Reporting to the Operations Director, you will be a key member of the senior Operation Leadership team, working closely with the General Managers of the sites and other stakeholders to provide day to day leadership support and direction, to deliver annual business plan savings through manufacturing excellence.

Key responsibilities:

To ensure that site GME teams are budgeted and resourced appropriately to enable delivery of their targets.
To work with site and network colleagues to ensure that a pipeline of achievable GME initiatives capable of delivering the agreed GME targets is developed
To monitor site delivery of GME initiatives and maturity within agreed timescales and financial targets, escalating support requests to network colleagues if required.
To provide Leadership and Direction for the given manufacturing units, to ensure the people are kept safe, engaged, focused, developed and delivering to their potential.
To build relationships and deliver results through managing stakeholders.
To deliver the implementation of the automation solutions in line with the automation roadmap.
To align the business behind and ensure successful implementation of the in-year automation program savings


Ideally educated to Degree Level in a relevant field
Experience of delivering results within a fast-paced environment
Experience of leading change through multi-site teams
Demonstrable ability to manage and engage people with change
Lean and continuous improvement knowledge and experience
Strong problem-solving ability
Sound analytical mind-set with the ability to interpret and shape data
Should be comfortable with being hands-on in a working factory environment
Advanced analytical skills

What you’ll get in return

Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Car allowance
Pension up to 8% matched
Life insurance up to 4x salary
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

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