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Continuous Improvement Manager - Livingston/ West Lothian

Engineering & Manufacturing - Engineering & Manufacturing
Ref: 7311 Date Posted: Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
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Continuous Improvement Manager

West Lothian

Competitive Package on Offer


We are proud to be supporting our client who are a drinks manufacturing business in Central Scotland who are currently on a journey to change. Part of the changes have been building new teams who can take the business forward in line with the overall strategy and they have created a role for a Continuous Improvement Manager to focus on creating a strategy around CI for the business and ensuring this is delivered through communication, leading by example, coaching, training and mentoring. 

It is an unusual role in the sense that this person will be responsible for working closely with the site leadership team to ensure that CI becomes a way of working across the business so the ability to be the strategist and to be able to roll up your sleeves to deliver will be key along with having a communication style that works from shop floor level up to presenting at board level. 

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Implementation, Management and development of a robust continuous improvement programme for the site supporting all departments to implement CI initiatives and improvements in a structured manor
  • Develop and implement a standardised approach to CI on site including documentation and training to enable teams to be upskilled and support continuous improvement on site
  • Implement robust management reports to capture progress on the improvement journey with benefit added back to the business
  • Provide advice, coaching and support to all departments on continuous improvement and the implementation of this within each area
  • The Continuous Improvement Manager will lead and develop their team through the appropriate use of coaching, mentoring and management styles.
  • Deputise for other managers as required
  • Lead the review process with each Departmental Manager and agree cross functional improvement projects which will add value to the business bottom line and drive KPI improvement
  • Lead a structured review process to prioritise the improvement projects identified and build any potential savings into the budgeting process for each department and ultimately site budget
  • Take the lead on the implementation of the prioritised projects through cross functional project teams
  • Report to the business on progress against each improvement plan including timeline, budget and payback on a monthly basis
  • Support the engineering team on the AMIS journey by offering support and improvement as part of the yearly development plan on asset maintenance


To be successful in application, the candidate should have extensive of working in a CI role in a fast paced manufacturing environment, be a strong communicator and have influencing skills, data collection and reposting skills and hold a qualification in relation along with a project management qualification. 

A great opportunity awaits the right individual.