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CI Facilitator (FMCG / Manufacturing)

The Royal Burgh Bakery
Contract Type
Full time
Competitive Salary
Job Type
Start Date
Jun 26 2020 12:00AM

Location: Livingston Bakery


Contract: Full Time, Permanent


Salary: Competitive Salary


Who Are We?

We are the home of Jammie Dodgers, Paterson Shortbread, Maryland Cookies and Wagon Wheels to name just a few! We are incredibly lucky to work in the world of making delicious biscuits!


Burton’s Biscuits are owned by a Private Equity Owned business Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP or Teachers for short) and form part of their $191.1 B Net Assets portfolio. Working in partnership with Teachers, has allowed Burtons Biscuits to become a forward thinking and progressive company.


Our Vision is to have a shared Pride and Passion for baking sensational biscuits and snacks that delight our consumers, shoppers and our customers.


Along with having amazing brands, we have secured long term agreements to allow us to manufacture a number of sweet & savoury snacks across Mars, Cathedral City & Marmite branded products. We also have a number of key strategic partnerships within the Retailer Private Label sector.


In order to ensure we can continue to make fantastic biscuits, and to help us on this amazing journey, we are proud to announce that in 2019 we completed the acquisition of a premium sweet and savoury biscuit manufacturer Thomas Fudge’s, also in 2019 we acquired Scottish bakers Paterson Arran. This increases our baking capabilities across a number of new sweet and savoury categories.


As a result, we now have 6 bakery sites across the UK, located in Blackpool, Livingston, Edinburgh, Dorset, Isle of Arran and Llantarnam, with our head office in St Albans. In total we employ circa 2,000 people around across our locations.


What does your role as a CI Facilitator look like?

You will develop and implement continuous improvement activities to deliver sustainable financial benefits and YOY KPI improvements. Working with stakeholders across the bakery to identify, analyse and reduce losses by the application of approved CI methodologies. Coach site teams and facilitate a program of improvements within the plant.



You will, but not limited to:

- Deliver improvement projects to support the site teams to continuously improve plant output whilst meeting the requirements of a complex, high volume production site.

- Support the delivery of KPI’s (waste, TOS, efficiency, machine uptime, planned tonnage and accidents) by applying CI tools.

- Work in partnership with site functions, in particular Operations and Engineering to deliver line annual targets. 

- Demonstrate SHE principals and cultural behaviours to support site culture

- Coach operators and engineers on basic problem solving and centreline compliance.

- Build and maintain positive relationships to deliver improvement initiatives. 


What are the key ingredients?

You will need to have a clear understanding of and application of continuous improvement tools and techniques, in particular DMAIC, SMED, 5S, Centre Lining, SIC, Kaizen and Line Balancing for a manufacturing / FMCG background. 


We’d like to see someone who is passionate about coaching and educating individuals and teams, around the benefits of continuous improvement techniques and projects.


Although not essential, it would be highly desirable if you have a Lean Sigma Black belt, Green Belt or similar qualifications is essential. 


If you are looking to contribute to the large scale world of food manufacturing, whilst further developing your career within a leading FMCG, then apply now.