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Gap Planner

British Sugar
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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British Sugar is a home-grown success story and one of the most efficient and competitive beet processers in the world. Around 3,500 farmers based in East Anglia and the East Midlands supply our four advanced manufacturing sites with eight million tonnes of sugar beet every year. We, in turn, make this in to over 1 million tonnes of sugar, serving customers across the UK, Ireland and increasingly growing commercially in the EU and world sugar markets.

Our innovative approach to manufacturing also enables us to create a range of co-products from power generation and bioethanol, to animal feed and much more.

So, what's the role?

The primary role of the GAP Planner is to lead and develop the planning and delivery of all aspects of non-operational (outage) maintenance to ensure the safe and full delivery of an approved optimised scope of works, within budget and time constraints defined in the gap premise. This is to be done in accordance with the British Sugar standardised gap planning and execution process and associated timeline.

What are we looking for in you?

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders including; the site Engineering Team, APU (Autonomous Production Units) Leads, Lead Engineers & Maintenance Cell Owners and in doing so, is able to influence the delivery of actions and standards through others. You will have a detailed understanding of industrial plant engineering and experience of coordinating proactive maintenance processes.

Key areas of Focus:

Co-ordinate development of maintenance work activities (scope of works) with cell owners to deliver a clear, optimised and credible scope of Gap (outage) work for each operational area of the factory, approved by key stakeholders.

The approved scope of works includes those reliability and statutory-mandatory compliance maintenance and improvement works which, will optimise site manufacturing performance (safety, food quality, throughput) and maintain its license to operate

Develop and manage scope challenge process

Develop maintenance plans to a position where scope freeze can be applied in a timely manner

Review performance metrics relating to the planning function, and makes recommendations for improvement and optimisation of planned process and associated tools

Populate the work activity work planning tool with gap maintenance requirements

Ensures the GAP review processes are in place, and the performance of the gap planning function is improved each year. This includes both the bi-weekly 'in GAP' review and also the annual review of the process taking part at the end or/post GAP

Instrumental in ensuring accurate reports are produced using the IBM reporting suite COGNOS and Microsoft Excel

Supports each operational area of the factory with their financial control

Demonstrates the highest personal health and safety standards at all times and works effectively with other team members to carry out the tasks safely and effectively

Lead by example by role-modelling the British Sugar Values and behaviour

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer and applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation.

Please find the full job description attached. If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this position, please click on 'Apply' and upload your CV. Closing date is 5th July 2021
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