Senior Manager - Plant Operations
8d ago

CHEP is the world leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world's largest companies. CHEP issues, collects, conditions and reissues more than 285 million pallets and containers from a global network of more than 500 service centers in 42 countries, helping manufacturers and growers transport their products to distributors and retailers.

CHEP partners with customers to develop pooling solutions that ensure reduced product damage, offer enhanced delivery efficiencies, eliminate waste and cut supply chain costs, adding exceptional value for its customers.

With more than 300,000 customers around the globe, including Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Carrefour, Kellogg's, Woolworths, Kraft, Nestlé, Lion Nathan, The Home Depot, Tesco, Unilever, Hewlett Packard, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for "Handling The World's Most Important Products Everyday."

CHEP employs more than 7,700 employees in 42 countries and benefits from more than four decades of industry experience internationally.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Leadership of a large team to engage and enable them to drive the achievement of the business expectations and goals
  • Supports the UKI easiest choice vision by setting goals, ensuring individual and team behaviors support this vision.
  • Monitors the performance expectations for UK Plants to ensure that operational goals are achieved to support the operational and strategic goals of the function.
  • Develops the culture change that will deliver operating, service performance and quality standards that will drive excellent customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that every plant continues to drive and achieve the zero harm culture.
  • Develops and drives employee engagement throughout the plant network.
  • Constantly review & improve efficiency in the plants by elimination of waste to reduce cost in the operation.
  • Responsible for providing developmental coaching for Plant Managers and the Plant supervisory team.
  • Champions operational excellence and daily management system implementation in the plants.
  • Analyse cost trends and drive actions with plants to ensure that cost performance is always according to budget.
  • Analyse Plants performance against KPI objectives in critical areas of health & safety, quality, service, production performance etc and directs performance and process improvements at Plant level to achieve and exceed targets.
  • Coordinates with Asset Management, Commercial & Logistics functions to ensure manufacturing performance supports and is aligned with corporate mission
  • Provide coaching to the Plant Managers and Plant Leadership Team concerning risk management, quality, people management and output performance.
  • Deputizes for the Senior Director UKI Supply Chain in their absence, as required.
  • Contributes to the Operations Management team in planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Leads projects and teams both within plant operations or across functions to deliver corporate objectives and goals
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • University degree in Manufacturing / Engineering / business or a related field. Master’s degree, Lean Sigma qualified.
  • Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental standards
  • Quality Improvement Systems and Total Quality Approach / Lean fundamentals
  • Operational excellence and daily management systems that drive efficiency and reduce cost
  • Supply Chain, Logistics and Manufacturing Operations
  • Employment relations in a unionized environment
  • Tactical and operational planning using electronic tools
  • Working in a matrix organization
  • At least 6 years post-graduate experience in a high volume operations management environment
  • At least 4 years leadership experience
  • What we can offer you

    At CHEP we feel it's vital that our people are well rewarded. So when you say yes to CHEP, we’ll give you access to a highly competitive total reward package that’s proven to attract, motivate and retain the best people.

    We’re constantly reviewing the details of the package to make sure it’s got everything our people want in a benefits scheme, but the things you'll be able to enjoy currently include :

  • 25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + 3 Volunteer Days
  • Bonus Scheme (upto 15% of annual salary)
  • Pension - Enhanced Company Pension Scheme (i.e. contributions : Employee 5% / Employer 10%
  • Life Assurance (3x annual salary
  • Company Share Scheme (MyShare)
  • Salary Sacrifice
  • CHEP FairCare Flexible Benefits
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Come join an extremely successful performance and growth oriented team, we'd love to hear from you. A highly competitive compensation and benefit package including retirement benefits, educational reimbursement, and more is offered in conjunction with an exciting, fast paced work environment.

    Come help us Handle the World's Most Important Products. Everyday. / jobs EOE

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