Process Improvement Manager

Cordant People
12 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to ongoing growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Process Improvement Manager to join a global manufacturer of Oil products for the Food Manufacturing industry, based at their refinery in Liverpool.

The company is part of a Global Oil based product manufacturer supporting sustainable products across the world, their state of the art refinery in Liverpool supplies an impressive share of the Food industry in the UK, therefore offers unrivalled career progression opportunities in the the UK and Internationally.

The role will be for someone with a Chemical, Oil or Food background who has a passion for Continuous Process Improvement with a proven history in delivering positive and sustainable improvements within a Manufacturing environment.

The Process Improvement Manager's responsibilities will include:

• Management of all operational aspects for site transformation program, including but not limited to, process transformation/development/re-design, change management and operational procedure adoption

• Create and foster a culture, across the business, focused on continuous improvement and operational readiness

• Examines existing processes and evaluates them within the context of organisational goals, technology, reliability & process

• Works in collaboration with other departments to develop, improve and implement process, policies and procedures to drive cross function improvements and business benefit

• Clearly articulate emerging issues with senior management and get buy in for solutions as required (e.g. resources/budget, change in priorities/scope, process change)

• Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends latest technology and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organisational process

• Support the management / delivery of the transformation programme through establishing effective relationships with key stakeholders within the function and across the business

• Manage the Lean & Operator Asset Care program working towards achieving manufacturing goals and objectives of the organisation (2 reports)

• Develop methods that help in reducing costs but does not compromise quality.

• Determining the root cause of system inefficiencies.

• Involved in preparing the documentation for improved processes and standard operating procedures, ensuring that the product designs manufactured are up to standard levels.

• Easily adaptable to new changes.

• Collaboration with all departments.

• Support and engage in ‘hands on’ project activities to ensure effective implementation of continuous improvement practices.

• Implementing & maintaining 5S standards

• Drive the site EHS standards and development of the Graduate Operations Support Co-Ordinator & Day Techs (3 reports)

The Process Improvement Manager will have the following:


* Minimum BEng in Chemical Engineering (other disciplines would be considered if supported by relevant experience)

* Experience with lean six sigma or other problem solving methodology


* Ability to lead, coach and teach

* Well organised

* Be up to date with latest developments in the field

* Positive attitude

* Excellent data collection & analytical skills

* Self-driven

* Identify and resolve problems quickly

* Good negotiation skills

* Good communication skills

* Experience in the application of OEE (overall equipment effectiveness)

* Strong PC and presentation skills

* Experience in manufacturing – Oil/Petrochemical, packaging, food production, FMCG

Desirable experience:

• Experience of working in fast paced manufacturing environment, working with cross functional teams including use and implementation of Lean/Six sigma tools, 5Y, 5S, Value stream mapping, Kaizen. Experience of leading or supporting cultural change and communication improvements.

Salary £45-55k, dependent on experience

Plus enhanced holidays, pension, company discretionary bonus schemes and flexible working hours.


Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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