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  • Posted: Apr 22, 2014
    Deadline: May 5, 2014
  • As the leading manufacturer and marketer of biscuits in the UK and second largest in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Ireland; we have a strong footprint for growth. Our brands are sold in over 130 countries and we have strong consumer bases in the Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, India, other parts of Asia and Australia. We have manufact...
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    Technical Operations Process Manager

    United Biscuits has recently invested in a local company A&P foods, and are now looking to recruit an experienced Technical Operations Process Manager to drive the factory technical agenda on a permanent basis.

    Initially, the primary focus of the role will be the establishment of products onto a rotary moulded plant.

    You will also be tasked with facilitating a site-specific program of Cost Base Reduction (CBR) activity, New Product Development (NPD) implementation and continuous product & process improvement.

    Key Output include but not limited to;

        Co-ordinates and supports a range of process development projects for the site including CBR activities, NPD launches and continuous product and process improvements.
        Implements changes to plant design and operation to achieve sustained improvements in process consistency and product compliance.
        Works as part of a multi- functional team with site Technical, Manufacturing, Engineering, Group Technical, NPD, UBI and Procurement to deliver a range of projects.
        Plans, runs and reports on factory trials.
        Ensures compliance with health and safety, Care Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and product specifications at all times during trials.
        Co-ordinates with the site's Laboratory Technicians to support trials or analyse samples.
        Inputs into the development of product specifications and specification reviews and takes responsibility for new product specifications.

        Provides regular project reviews to the UBI Technical Operations Implementation Manager and technical team
        Ensures that the correct project management process is followed for all projects.
        Ensures all trial data is correctly captured and collated into the appropriate report formats.
        Ensures that all key information is captured for Bill Of Material (BOM) maintenance.
        Ensures all the necessary product and process specifications and data record sheets are issued to Manufacturing prior to a Technical change or NPD launch.

        Conducts process capability assessments of new equipment and processes.
        Provides expert support to Manufacturing where issues with process control adversely affects product quality standards.
        Provides on-going expert support to Manufacturing during the implementation phase of CBR, NPD and product/ process improvement projects or product transfers.
        Identifies opportunities for continuous process improvements and develops justifications for capital investment.

    Qualifications & Experience
        University of similar qualification within one or more of the following fields; food, science, manufacturing or process
        Traceable work history of technical experience within FMCG, Manufacturing or Production industry
        Biscuit manufacture experience is desirable
        PC literate including Microsoft Office ( Minitab also a benefit )
        Excellent project management skills
        Lean Sigma tools appreciation.
        Basic Food Hygiene.
        Working knowledge of HACCP systems and Product Specifications.
        Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Processes.
        Ingredient functionality.
        Good communications and Interpersonal skills.

    Method of Application

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