Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Manager

Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Manager

Continuous Improvement Manufacturing Manager


£70,000 salary + pension and bonus


Manufacturing Lean Manufacturing Continuous Improvement in Production Manager Operations peer group at a factory.  Introducing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement to manufacturing processes, production planning, materials flow, utilisation of manufacturing shop floor labour and shift patterns, line balancing.  Continuous Improvement success factors will include:

  • Developing and embedding improved manufacturing and production processes
  • Winning commitment and buy-in from Plant Manager to Production Operatives
  • Identifying quick wins and using pareto to identify value add manufacturing continuous improvement projects
  • Improving measurable KPI’s like safety, OEE, uptime, downtime, productivity and output, reduced manufacturing costs and reduced scrap and waste.
  • This role can also widen to include staff engagement, training and development, and CSR as part of the overall drive of the leadership team.


This role will suit a person that can identify, implement and embed improved manufacturing and production processes:

  • The ability to work with factory maintenance, quality engineers, production planners and manufacturing operations to identify opportunities to make improvements.
  • The ability to drive change and influence production managers and manufacturing operatives to embrace and embed changes.
  • The ability to be part of the leadership team, winning trust and evidencing the benefits of continuous improvement changes.
  • A background in manufacturing, production or process engineering, with a track record of identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, facilitating, driving change and embedding new methods.
  • Toolkits could include six sigma, PCDA, IshiKawa, VSM Value Stream Mapping, PokeYoke, CPK, Andon, Gemba walks, Kaizen and maintenance planning tools like TPM/PPM


This position is commutable from Gateshead, Sunderland, Tyneside, Chester-le-Street, Durham and surrounding areas.


To apply please contact Ian Yoxen at Euro Projects Recruitment Ltd.


“Please note that if you are not contacted within the next ten days then your application, on this occasion, has not been successful.  We thank you for taking the time to apply.”