MANUFACTURING CHANGE MANAGER / PROJECT MANAGER
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue chip FMCG company, is currently seeking a MANUFACTURING CHANGE PROJECT MANAGER, on the Leeds site. This is a full-time, temporary role for a period of 12 months, Monday to Friday, nominally, to start ASAP. The role is paying a salary of between £50-60k per annum, depending on experience.
The site is moving through a program of increasing automation in their manufacturing areas across a number of production lines, the job holder will need to carefully manage a full restructuring program. There are also activities to manage in terms of increasing productivity and reducing non, value-added activities. This is a complex and fast-moving environment where maintaining safety, production targets, quality and cost, whilst delivering this program of change is paramount.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the end-to-end change management in the manufacturing area of the automation changes and managing the people plan alongside the site HRBP. This will include leading a cross-functional team from engineering, operations, HR, and leading the consultation on the changes.
- Co-ordinate and lead a cross-functional team towards agreed budget, savings, timing objectives.
- Ensure that the project is delivered within a sharply defined scope and that resources are allocated to delivery within this.
- Highlight resource requirements and escalate gaps to Factory Directory/Operations Manager and HRBP
- Apply rigorous change management procedures to ensure scope is controlled.
- Chair weekly cross-functional meetings to update stakeholders on progress, risks, next steps and required support.
- Develop and update the detailed project plan.
- Hold key stakeholders and project members accountable for delivery.
- Drive the project through with the site HRBP to ensure a rigorous implementation process.
The candidate must have:
- Prior project management experience gained preferably in a global FMCG company, involving change management
- A minimum of 5 years experience in supply chain preferably manufacturing.
- Strong organisation skills
- Strong communication skills across a variety of mediums
- Ideally experience working successfully with unions and a variety of stakeholders
- A technical background from either engineering or science.