Share this Job
Apply now »

Title:  Operational Excellence Facilitator

City:  Manchester
Department:  Operations & Production

Manchester, GB, M17 1TU


Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs over 24,000 people throughout Europe.

In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,700 British farmers.

The Müller brand is ranked at No.7 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands, and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK.


Key Responsibilities:

Creating and embedding a culture and ways of working that enables our people to deliver targets whilst continuously improving the performance of our business. Support site lead to deliver site performance through alignment of resources (people, plant & process) to deliver on KPI's and Objectives. Lead sites Operational and Maintenance excellence programs and coaching site team to deliver roadmap targets.


Key Priorities:

  • Ensure manufacturing operates within full compliance of all business standards 
  • A Safe, Clean, high performing and cost effective, day to day operation is in place  
  • Drives Muller excellence strategy in everything we do through PMS
  • Actively coaches SIC, DOR, WPR and MPR
  • Drive prompt recognition and corrective actions for underperforming areas 
  • Collaboratively working with others to improve overall business performance
  • Ensure support from Central Muller Excellence for Engineering Excellence and Asset care 
  • Coach, Mentor site teams enabling effective problem solving with quick resolution
  • Develop high level problem solving capabilities within the site through leading, training & facilitating RCA activities
  • Developing & Supporting the site manufacturing structure with employee engagement and skills development 


Operational Excellence & Continuous Improvement:

  • Data driven advanced trouble shooting capability deployed when required
  • Can demonstrated advanced problem solving capability in high pressured environment
  • Uses coaching and facilitating skills to influence positive change with the site
  • Utilises Six Sigma Green Belt methodology to understand and improve processes
  • Is a subject matter expert and demonstrates  effective deployment of many operational excellence based tools and philosophies to include SMED, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance, Standard Work Deployment & RCA
  • Demonstrate excellent role modelling, coaching & supporting of end to end performance management system
  • Responsible for targets setting / strategic deployment  of OGSM across all site functions
  • Effectively uses network benchmark information to drive improvement
  • Drives and support the delivery of continuous improvement opportunities based of 8 wastes
  • Uses JIT principles to drive out waste


Skills Knowledge & Experience:

  • Health & Safety, Hygiene, Business standards 
  • Technical Processing / Machine knowledge
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement techniques
  • Leading and Inspiring - coaching/mentoring
  • Influencing and communicating
  • Drive for results (outcomes, customer focus)
  • Use of Microsoft office packages



  • Lead Blow Moulding site Manufacturing strategy in line with delivering Muller 
  • Excellence, including areas of H&S, Quality, Environment,  Policies and Procedures (accredited Business standards)
  • Lead Manufacturing team on delivering a Safe, Hygienic and tidy working environment
  • Ensure routines, rituals, tasks and objectives are completed within agreed timeframes
  • Lead by example regards behaviours, Living the Values, including , Go, Look, See
  • Lead a culture where our people are enabled and empowered to deliver on objectives
  • Lead a high performing team through PMS principles and Muller Excellence Program
  • Lead, coach, mentor through succession pathways, up and through Blow Moulding
  • Deliver development plans for own team aligned with business objectives
  • Champion the implementation of a Continuous Improvement culture and strategy
  • Lead and deliver an effective communication methods to engage with site employees

Contact Details:

F.A.O. Hire To Retire Recruitment, Müller UK & Ireland, Donnington Wood Business Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7GJ

Apply now »