Continuous Improvement Specialist/Engineer

Manufacturing and Engineering
£30000 - £34000 per annum + 20% Bonus
Carl Costigan

Pod Talent are partnering with a Global FMCG Business on an exciting new position, we are currently looking for a Continuous Improvement Specialist/Engineer to join their highly skilled team in Wigan. This is a broad role where your key responsibilities will include analysing site performance, making recommendations for continuous improvements, developing the operations teams understanding of process control and influencing stakeholders at various levels.

This role is designed to help the business improve operations performance as they strive towards their Zero-Loss journey. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-renowned business who have a people oriented & high-performance culture, they also offer excellent career development prospects. This role is seen as a stepping stone position long term, the perfect opportunity to gain an understanding of the the shop floor environment and culture before moving to another part of the business.


  • 27 Days Holiday per annum with an option to purchase additional days
  • Private Health Care
  • Annual Bonus - Up to 20%
  • Free Parking
  • Onsite Gym
  • Onsite Physio, Councillor, Occupational Health
  • Annual Benefits Window
  • Retailer Discount
  • Commutable from Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and surrounding areas

Key Accountabilities:

  • Support the Site's Zero loss implementation journey for your designated area of responsibility together with the Operations Manager, team leaders and Pillar owners.
  • Deliver training to relevant teams ensuring to increase their understanding of process control
  • To identify, prioritise and eliminate process/equipment losses and identify areas for improvement
  • To build the process capability & control.
  • To provide feedback to Engineering / Operations & OEM on recommendations of asset improvements (design).
  • To support the change management & validation processes (Safety, Quality, Plant systems)

Education & Experience:

  • Experience within the Manufacturing / Operations.
  • Experience within continuous Improvement processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication ability
  • Demonstrable Change Management skills in embedding new process & or equipment
  • Expertise in interpreting plant data, observations, and the capability to explain and recommend corrective actions
  • Computer Literate with the ability to use a variety of toolsets excel / word documents
  • Experience of CI tools and techniques including, root cause analysis, cause and effect diagrams, process flow charts, pareto analysis.
  • Proven ability to establish, influence and maintain good working relationships at all levels.

Contact - Carl Costigan

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.

Carl Costigan

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