Manufacturing Excellence Manager

Job Description

Auto req ID: 209301BR

Job Description

PepsiCo is looking for a Manufacturing Excellence Manager.
PepsiCo UK is home to some of the world’s most loved food and drink products. Making everyday favourites like Walkers Crisps and Quaker Oats, we have a fantastic reputation for developing and launching products that our consumers love. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and have recently been voted a Top Employer for the eighth year in a row!

As Manufacturing Excellence Manager you’ll be a key member of the Site Leadership Team and be responsible for delivering the site Manufacturing Excellence agenda encompassing Lean, Lean Six Sigma and productivity delivery.

Main accountabilities:

  • Highly effective leadership of the site Manufacturing Excellence agenda encompassing Lean, Lean Six Sigma, technical capability and productivity delivery.
  • Create and sustain an operations culture that is built on Lean manufacturing methodologies, continuous improvement and clear accountability.
  • Drive continuous improvement by involving employees in the problem solving and decision making as well as recognition for exceptional work.
  • Leadership of site specialist resource providing effective support of daily QCDM escalation.
  • Identify a year pipeline for productivity delivery leading to robust delivery of annual productivity savings.
  • Deliver continuous performance improvement through identification, support and leadership of projects, driving improvements in efficiency and other KPIs.
  • Identification and leadership of Lean Six Sigma projects across the Coventry and Lincoln manufacturing sites.
  • Execution of high priority site improvement projects.
  • Lead Lean deployment and competency plan, building sustained site capability across all levels.
  • Coaching and functional leadership of Lean Specialists and Lean resource
  • Use leadership standard work to contribute towards zone improvements in QCDM.


  • Significant operational leadership experience with a demonstrated track record of applying Lean/CI principles to realise business goals and deliver productivity.
  • High level of personal drive, energy and resilience. A proven track record of getting things done in dynamic operational environments.
  • A smart thinker with the ability to join the dots and build winning strategies for long term Business success.
  • Able to function effectively with multi-disciplinary teams that are geographically separated.
  • Ability to interpret data and formulate results with actionable recommendations
  • Project management skills essential.
  • Good knowledge of end to end supply chain complexity and drivers of COGs.
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge essential, Minitab proficiency a plus
  • Proven ability in strategy development and deployment, thinking beyond tactical task execution
  • Able to lead and facilitate improvement projects or workshops
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the business
  • Able to lead cross functional teams and agendas and build winning teams through coaching and influencing.
  • Able to influence and collaborate outside of site boundaries and use network to deliver results
  • Strong presentation and communication skills. The ability to liaise confidently and assertively with all levels within the company essential.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Pipeline

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with the Equality Act 2010, we value diversity at our company; it is an essential part of our success. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, pregnancy or maternity, marital/civil partnerships, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender or gender reassignment, disability or race including; colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin.