Regional Continuous Improvement Manager

Wakefield or Milton Keynes
Posted 1 month ago

Metal Beverage Packaging – Multi-site UK + Northern Europe – Location: Wakefield or Milton Keynes base £Excellent Neg + benefits

Ball Beverage Packaging is part of the Ball Corporation, the largest producer of recyclable metal cans in the world with over 100 locations and 17,500 employees. 

Manufacturing printed aluminium cans and can ends across 20 plants in 15 European countries, their innovative approaches allows them to offer a diverse portfolio of products and added value finishes, special effects and graphics.  Their vision is to make the can the most sustainable package in the beverage supply chain.

As a Regional Ambassador supporting 5 plants – Wakefield and Milton Keynes in the UK, plus Denmark, Sweden and Finland, this high profile role carries responsibility for translating Ball Beverage Packaging Europe’s overall Manufacturing and Lean Enterprise Strategy into a regional Hub deployment plan. With an already strong Lean Six Sigma culture, (Shingo & Zero loss, TPM, Hoshin, Kaizen etc.), your brief will be to manage and continually drive the regional Economic Value Added (EVA) program and coordinate with leadership team to identify and prioritise targeted areas of waste reduction and improvement projects across the region. With 80% of your time being spent within the plants, you will engage, facilitate, train and guide plant Leadership Teams by facilitating value stream mapping, business process re-design, kaizen, continuous improvement, lean thinking, cycle time reduction, etc. to simplify and perfect targeted areas for Value Capture.

Ideally educated to Degree level in a technical discipline, candidates must be Six Sigma Black Belt certified with a proven track record in CI leadership, gained in a progressive, fast moving, packaging/manufacturing environment. Experience will be supported by a strong Lean toolbox (theoretical and practical) and demonstrable success in delivering improvements across all business areas. 

This position offers outstanding opportunities to progress within a multi-national organisation, particularly into Plant Management roles. 

All applications and contact from third parties must be made via our retained Consultants – McCourt Newton.  To apply please forward your CV and supporting application letter, including details of current remuneration to quoting Ref 03792. Applicants must hold a working visa for the UK Due to high volumes of response, it is with regret that we are unable to acknowledge individual applications. If you have not been invited for interview within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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