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£450 - £475 per day (dep. on exp.) + Expenses


Global lean management consulting practice operating in the food / FMCG manufacturing sector seek two Interim Lean Consultants with strong operational management and CI backgrounds. The ideal start date is end of March / beginnign of April 2018.  


  • Fantastic Interim opportunity in Lean / Continuous Improvement Consultancy
  • Client food manufacturing site based requirements in Leicestershire
  • 3 - 6 months initially, likely to extend and provide regular contracts
  • FMCG (food or non-food) manufacturing or any demanding / fast moving  manufacturing sector experience
  • Operational management background with lean / continuous improvement experience required 
  • Excellent proven manufacturing shop floor problem solving skills
  • Will be working with a team so problem solving and facilitation skills required, rather than previous Consulting experience; could suit a more junior or seasoned candidate  


Further Details:

Our client is unique, highly reputable, profitable and expanding. They offer an opportunity to add sustainable improvement to a range of FMCG (food and non-food) clients across the UK and worldwide.

As a market-leading global operations and productivity improvement consultancy practice, their UK operation has recently secured several high value contract wins within the food manufacturing industry. They therefore are looking to recruit a Senior Consultant on an interim basis to complement their team.

Prior management consulting experience is not required; this is an excellent opportunity for high calibre individuals possessing a proven track record in problem solving and implementing their own new initiatives within manufacturing environments. You will work from clients manufacturing sites, the immediate requirements being in Leicestershire.     

The job holder will advise, plan and lead major improvement projects for manufacturing clients across the UK. As Lean Facilitator, you will lead your client's team in changing methodologies and approaches and then coach and mentor to apply these newly developed principles. You will benefit from a comprehensive development plan; including training of formal company operating principles to generate rapid and sustainable returns and efficiencies.

To be considered, you will ideally be degree educated (or higher), ideally in Engineering or Production Management.  You will be highly driven and self-motivated, demonstrating excellent communication skills and an engaging people management style. It is essential that you possess production / manufacturing line management experience gained within an FMCG (food or non-food) environment. You will have a background in driving continuous improvement (CI) utilising either lean six sigma tools or by taking a flexible approach to achieving demanding business improvement initiatives.

These assignments are exclusively managed by Opex Selection.