Location:
Bradford
Department:
Manufacturing
Salary Details:
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
Shift Details:
5 over 7
Job Type:
Permanent / Full Time
24 Dec 2022

About The Role

Our manufacturing sites are demanding, ever changing and extremely fast paced. To support our sites, we are recruiting for a Head of Central Manufacturing to join the manufacturing team who will lead the manufacturing planning and improvement function, achieving all KPI’s on availability, inventory, transport and packaging.

Reporting into the Manufacturing Director, whilst leading and managing your team, you will be responsible for:
 
Creating, managing and executing of short, medium, long term planning and improvement strategies to deliver the future business plan and developing systems and processes to improve efficiencies, profit and cost reductions. You will strategically manage and engage with a range of senior stakeholders and Directors to set the business improvement strategy and be the lead for all continuous Improvement activities and champion the thinking and methodology into Manufacturing processes.
 
We will look to you for developing a way of working that enables our people to continuously improve our business, support the new Manufacturing Planning Solution and to help improve our service and costs to not only deliver but maximise the strategic plan to ensure movement of our products in the most efficient and cost effective way.
 
Additional aspects will include;
  • Ensuring the end to end (from supplier to customer in-store) is considered through all actions and developments
  • Sharing productivity improvements that deliver positive impacts for customers in Manufacturing and its customers
  • Influence and coach stakeholders to embed new processes, and engage them with improvement programmes and lead the delivery of projects
  • Lead cross functional project teams and working groups as to align overall objectives
  • Integrate processes and ways of working across Manufacturing to align to Supply Chain, Logistics and Retail
  • Deliver Manufacturing Wholesale integration within the BAU operation and systems
  • Provide capacity planning data to logistics
  • Advising and supporting the senior leadership team, site leadership teams on Business Improvement direction and appropriate tools
Why not take a look around one of our Distribution/Manufacturing sites? Click here.

About You

As well as the ability to lead and develop planning and business improvement strategies you will have:
  • Demonstrable experience of building, engaging, coaching and managing a high performing team
  •  A clear understanding of end-to-end processes across Manufacturing, Supply/Retail/Logistics/Commercial and Trade Planning
  • Understand manufacturing site performance in efficiency, yield and quality, current performance and cost drivers
  • Continuous Improvement methodology
  • Strong level of strategic and influencing skills, twinned with excellent communication skills
  • The ability to make challenging decisions to ensure consistency with service to our customers
  • Be a self-starter the ability to define and drive the planning and business improvement agenda
  • Demonstrable track record with improving customer satisfaction, profitability and productivity
  • Experience in building and maintaining strong relationships and developing others
  • Experience of leading projects involving change management
In return you'll get competitive pay rates, car allowance, up to 6 weeks holiday (including bank holidays) and many benefits including a discount card for you and 2 more for friends or family members giving you 10% off your shopping in Morrisons. We also offer company share options, Retirement Saver, Free Life Assurance and much more.

About The Company

From a Bradford market stall to the UK’s 4th largest supermarket chain and the UK's 2nd largest fresh food manufacturer. 

We are proud to be the Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK at just under 500 stores and an online home delivery service. Our 18 manufacturing sites provide our customers with the freshest produce from flowers, fish and veg to burgers and bread, all delivered to our stores via our 6 distribution sites by our 2,000 strong fleet. 

Every week, 11 million customers pass through our doors and over 97,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. We cover more than 11 million households with our Morrisons.com service. With competitive, permanently low prices we are committed to helping our customers save money every day.

We are foodmakers and shopkeepers and #wemakemorrisons.

Why not hear what our teams about got to say about life here at Morrisons: 
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