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Value Stream Leader - weekend shift
Yorkshire and the Humber - Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 5JE

Value Stream Leader (VSL)

Location: Fox’s Biscuits, Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Shifts: Friday 7am-1.30pm / Sat & Sun 7am-7pm / Monday 7am - 2.00pm

Whether you’re a “Nibbler, Dunker or a Full Packet Muncher” – We’re all about being the best biscuit bakery in Britain!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Value Stream Team at one of the UK’s most loved brands, Fox’s Biscuits; makers of the Party Ring, Chunkie Cookies, Chocolatey, Fabulously and many more.

The bakery produces 25,000 tonnes of biscuits per year, which is produced using 8 ovens, 6 chocolate enrobers, 2 chocolate moulding plants, 5 assortment lines and numerous additional primary and secondary processing equipment and pack ends. The equipment ranges from brand new to 80 years old.

There are 5 Value Streams which each can have between 20-50 people working on at a weekend.

The successful operation of the Batley factory depends on the production of high quality products which are produced efficiently and consistently; our value stream leaders are key to delivering this
 As the Value Stream Leader (VSL)  you will spend large amounts of time on plant, you will work alongside your teams and the other factory functions (technical, engineering etc.) to ensure that quality product gets out of the door safely and on time.  You are responsible for resolving day-to-day issues but also working at a strategic level to solve long-term challenges. The factory has a long-serving workforce with a mixture of skill levels and capabilities; operators will look to VSLs for their expertise and leadership.

This is where you come in…
The VSL will lead the Weekend shift operations for the factory, ensuring the manufacturing team are able to deliver planned tonnage, operating above agreed efficiencies, below agreed waste levels and above budgeted variances. Along with improving factory profitability and conversion cost per tonne, by supporting cost saving projects, driving improved ways of working.

As the VSL you will coach and challenge the team, developing their knowledge, skills and attitude, whilst remaining calm and able to work at pace. Also the VSL will be a role model and take shift ownership of food safety, QA and safe working practices for the factory. There is also the management of Line Leaders and possibly running a line.

Good communication and stakeholder skills are essential as the VSL will be the first point of contact for Technical, H&S and Logistics.

The VSL will have good IT and administration skills as they will be required for detailed updating of Shift Reports, and effective handover with other shifts, To initiate escalation procedure when required and initiate emergency/evacuation procedures. (Fire, Ammonia, Power Cut, and Accidents).

This is an opportunity like no other! We’re looking to forward to seeing what you can really do…

About you

You will have worked in a similar role within in a manufacturing business, ideally food
Good IT skills - ideally experience with SAP
Good Organisational and business partnering skills
Ideally team management experience
Good Leadership skills, has the ability to be disciplined and calm in the team.
Able to motivate and challenge in the correct manner.

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