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£400 - £450 per day (dep. on exp.) + Expenses

West Yorks & Berkshire

Global lean management consulting practice operating in the FMCG manufacturing sector seek up to three Interim Lean Consultants with strong operational management and CI backgrounds to join them, starting in November 2017.  Urgent interim assignments as of 20 November 2017.   


  • Fantastic Interim opportunity in Lean / Continuous Improvement Consultancy
  • Client food manufacturing site based requirements in Berkshire, South Wales and Manchester
  • 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   
  • 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 real sustainable value 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 a high calibre individual possessing a proven track record in problem solving and implementing their own new initiatives within manufacturing environments. The job holder will work from clients manufacturing sites, the immediate requirements being in the West Yorkshire and Berkshire.  

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 preferred that you possess production / manufacturing line management experience ideally 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.