Continuous Improvement Engineering Manager

Hunter Campbell

Drive and lead Continuous Improvement in fast-paced manufacturing environment.

  • Leading NZ Manufacturing business
  • Leadership role
  • Opportunity to make your mark
The company
A well-know Food Manufacturing group highly regarded in their industry. They have an impressive range of products and are building on their range through NPD, investment in manufacturing and driving Best in Class standards throughout their Manufacturing and Operations.

The Continuous Improvement Engineering Site Lead is a newly-created role and a key member of the site leadership team who will work closely with the overall Site Lead, to define and deploy the CI strategy within the factory.

This crucial role will provide an exciting opportunity to develop and lead the training on the use of tools to improve processes and assist in the creation of action plans, implementation and follow up to drive a ‘Lean Culture.’ 

The opportunity
To optimise engineering and manufacturing processes using Lean methodology by developing the structure and tools to; engage, build competence and empower colleagues to work in a Lean manner 

The position holder will lead the developed of Lean manufacturing processes, standardised work, problem-solving, value stream mapping and employee training and participation sessions 

Manage the Continuous Improvement team in order to achieve departmental CI objectives and to develop talent to operate using lean tools, including but not limited to; PDCA, flow mapping, Kaizen, 5S 

Establish a skill matrix 

Define a medium to longer-term CI strategy, utilising monitoring and reporting systems for data and ensure achievement of product, quality and cost objectives within time scales 

What's an offer
You will be degree-qualified and will have demonstrable engineering, CI and project management experience with a focus on engineering, mechatronics and/or food manufacturing. Formal certification in Lean Six Sigma (or similar) is preferred.

You will also possess proven experience coaching and facilitating CI tools and methods in complex manufacturing environments at both shop floor and senior management level 

In return for your expertise and commitment, you will enjoy a fast-paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. The company also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of NZ's leading FMCG businesses that are continuing to grow and benefitting from considerable investment.

If this opportunity is of interest, please submit your CV by following the link below. If you’d like to find out more and for a confidential discussion please call Wayne Fry on 021 656 502 or email