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Continuous Improvement Engineer – Herefordshire

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Engineer – Herefordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Herefordshire
Industry:
Salary: Excellent! See details!
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 11722
Contact Name: Rebekah Shields
Contact Email: Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk
Job Published: January 28, 2016 12:57

Job Description

THE ROLE:
This Continuous Improvement Engineer role is with a major grower of soft fruit. Based in Herefordshire, the role will involve energetically and efficiently leading  the CI journey within this market leading grower. You will be responsible for building and delivering a CI strategy applying the most relevant tools and being a pioneer in bringing CI to a whole new sector.  Training others in CI approaches and gaining buy in to the concept and programme that you have developed.  You will need to lead and manage CI projects to deliver outstanding tangible results in quality, cost and delivery with safety as the primary consideration. This company can offer fantastic opportunities for career progression moving forward!

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Work with the operations director to develop the CI strategy and programme.
  • Work with colleagues and team members to ensure buy in to concept, strategy and programme
  • Identify a list of projects with quantified benefits to be pursued.  Ensure objectives are SMART
  • Lead and manage projects to ensure effective timely delivery
  • Personally carry out activity to progress projects as required
  • Track and publicize wins to demonstrate delivery on benefit
  • Contribute to overall company strategy
  • Contribute as appropriate to other non CI projects to ensure they are executed with CI values to the fore.
  • Deliver additional savings of 5x department spend each year.
  • To create and report daily, weekly monthly annual KPIs demonstrating the efficiency of all areas.
  • Responsible when appropriate for undertaking other duties as and when instructed by Senior Managers & Directors.

THE COMPANY:
A UK market leader in soft fruit production.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Well versed in delivering CI and Lean solutions in a progressive business.  Self-starting and able to gain buy in and influence others.  Probably from an automotive back ground, with an enjoyment for the outdoors – much of the opportunity to improve will be in the field.

THE PACKAGE:
Highly competitive basic salary on offer circa £30,000 basic! Plus great benefits package.

Please email your CV to Rebekah@agriRS.co.uk

We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those short listed for interview will be contacted.

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