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The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Continuous Improvement Lead

Location:  Lichfield, Fradley 

Working Days / Times: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Premier Nutrition is a leading producer of high-quality nutritional products for animals and livestock. We are committed to improving the health and performance of livestock through innovative nutrition solutions. Our dedication to continuous improvement drives us to find better ways to meet the needs of our customers and the industry.

We are seeking a skilled a motivated Continuous Improvement Lead to join our team. As the Continuous Improvement Lead, you will play a pivotal role in driving process efficiency, quality improvement, and operational excellence across our organisation. You will lead initiatives to streamline operations, reduce waste, and enhance product quality.

You will provide operational excellent, as the CI role also supports other parts of our Everyday excellence strategy (e.g. 5s and or autonomous maintenance. 

Key Responsibilities & Objectives:

  • To support the development and drive the adoption of a C.I. culture and methodology at the Fradley site
  • Initially focusing on the Fradley site to rapidly deploy a standard way of measuring and improving performance
  • Supporting the Operations Manager, Production Supervisors, and other Supply Chain leaders to develop a performance culture within our business
  • Working with site operational team to generate improvement ideas and creating improvement strategies to deliver quantifiable cost benefits.
  • Support and contribute to the introduction of appropriate LEAN tools & techniques providing a C.I. Tool Kit for sites and functions to use to systematically improve overall performance in terms of Target Zero, Quality, Cost and Efficiency
  • Support the understanding of our stock process, yield improvement, mix variance & transactional excellence to deliver our stretching strategic imperatives.
  • Support the implementation of optimal planning in conjunction with Manufacturing & Supply Chain Planning
  • Visit other ABF & AB Agri sites to “Learn from others” & ensure Premier Nutrition is operating using best practise
  • Be an advocate for the Premier Nutrition Strategy

About you:

  • A strong understanding of continuous improvement processes, tools, and capability building
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver using multiple LEAN tools & techniques
  • Good understanding of change management to deliver the consistent change
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental good practice, quality assurance and control expectations.
  • Recognised C.I. qualification
  • Innovative, creative analytical person
  • Recognises when to persist and when to change course
  • Ability to think strategically and see the bigger picture
  • Ability to listen to and communicate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Resilient with an ability to manage ambiguity

About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

Premier Nutrition are a leading provider of vitamin premix to manufacturers of animal feed across Europe and Asia and offers expert advice to customers from some of the worlds leading nutritionists.

We’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Closing Date:
26 Oct 2023