Pilot Plant Manager

Recruiter
Kellogg's
Location
Manchester Science Park, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
26 Oct 2019
Ref
1293177121
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description - Pilot Plant Manager (RES001039) Pilot Plant Manager-RES001039ABOUT USAre you dynamic, a keen innovator, a
trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you
because at Kellogg's we focus on agility, growth and
innovation.As the number
one most trusted food and drink brand in the UK and the 3rd most reputable food
and drink brand in Europe we have much to be proud of. We have a huge portfolio of over 1,600 tasty
foods which includes iconic brands such as Corn Flakes, Special K, Pringles,
and Crunchy Nut.We also believe that our
competitive advantage comes from our people. We say it often, because it is
true. Our K Values are part of our DNA -we are a company with a heart and soul,
and our people care just as much.
Our talented teams are encouraged to bring their best selves to work each day.We are also
hugely committed to the communities that we work in and strive to give back as
our founder did - you'll see this in the school breakfast clubs programme and
volunteering activities that we encourage all our employees to participate in. A career with
us is exciting. Our modern and
collaborative workspace and inclusive culture at our offices in Media City
Manchester reflects that. Apply and come
join our team!HERE'S A TASTE OF
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOINGHave you dreamt of developing an exciting career
within a global company?A company that has a focus on innovation leadership
among its well-loved brands, driven by genuine consumer insights?If you believe, you can help to strengthen the current
R&D team that supports the Kellogg's European business then see if you have
the talents that we are looking for. You will operate in a collaborative
culture ensuring the future success of the business is delivered by managing a
fit for purpose pilot plant and a team of technicians to help the team deliver
on all food and process initiatives.OUR VISION:'We are the
designers and innovators that will transform Kellogg's ....by doing different,
harnessing technical mastery and one team thinking .... Bring alive the art of
possible'As the Pilot Plant Manager, you will be responsible for all Pilot Plant
operations on site to ensure that R&D pilot activities within the facility
achieve quality, safety, and delivery targets. You will be responsible for supporting the R&D Productivity &
Network Operations Director in ensuring the necessary procedures, processes,
facilities and equipment are in place, together with appropriate technical
staff training in order that the function and its facilities continue to meet
with the business needs and to appropriate internal and external standards.This role
requires knowledge and experience of production management, team leadership,
maintenance project management, EHS management, GMP compliance, and continuous
improvement tools, ensuring all appropriate resources are focused on the
delivery of the R&D project goals. The role would suit someone with a process or plant operations
background having an interest in running product development trials requiring
frequent changes to process conditions and equipment set up. The role is to provide compliance, excellence and innovation to speed the
delivery of innovative products to market.Key Responsibilities Responsible for all pilot plant
operations by ensuring all products are manufactured in accordance with
quality standards and to an agreed schedule.Managing a team of 4, holding
regular 1-2-1 sessions, team meetings and investing in their development.Responsible for ensuring all pilot
plant operations are carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with
company policies.Ensures and maintains safe,
compliant, audit ready pilot plants.Empowers the pilot plant team to
take ownership for their work processes and improvement plans, to be fully
autonomous to ensure KPI targets are achieved.Accountable for ensuring sufficient
and flexible work processes are developed in conjunction with R&D
leadership team and then implemented flawlessly throughout pilot plant.Provides support for the provision
and maintenance of a safe, compliant formulation facility for R&D
activities.Procedure management (e.g. SOPs),
training strategy and implementation for the pilot plant team Leads and manages the training
program of pilot plant personnel and the food and packaging designers to
ensure appropriate skills are available for current and new projects.Links in with the R&D leaders
on company strategy to ensure fit for purpose Pilot Plant YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS At Kellogg's we want self-motivated people who are passionate about food to help us grow our business and build on our successful heritage. To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:RequiredProcess or plant operations background or background in running pilot plants within the food industry Basic technical knowledge of food developmentPassion for creative product development and industrial experience in the food sectorEffective communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environmentShow flexibility in the face of changing work demandsAble to develop and apply process understanding in troubleshooting activitiesHold basic IT skillsShow high levels of proactivity and a desire to drive results whilst keeping the consumer at the heart of what we doWHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? Based at Manchester Plant UK with occasional European travel.May require working outside of normal business hours including weekends and shift workOperation of process equipment is necessaryPlease note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site.OUR GROWTH COMPETENCIESThe Growth Competencies are a set of skills and behaviours necessary to drive success for Kellogg and for our employees. They are a common guide to selecting the right talent, developing our people & unlocking high performance across the Company. To gather more detail about the behaviours you will need to demonstrate across our leadership competencies, based on the role and responsibilities of this posting, please click here to find out more about our Growth Competencies model [link to THE FINER PRINT"Take a look through the keyhole of the UK's most famous cereal company here and via the #LifeAtK Instagram page @lifeatkelloggs_uk.""Our brands tell a story, create your own story with us"Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact european.recruitment@kellogg.com.Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don't hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, trans identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law "Our diversity strengthens us - our inclusion advances us" Job Function: Research and DevelopmentPrimary Location: UK-North West England-ManchesterJob Type: ExecutiveClosing Date: Nov 30, 2019, 4:59:00 PMRelocation Assistance: No

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