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Site Performance Manager






Position: Site Performance Manager (12-month fixed term contract)

Based: Littleborough, UK





This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and functional expertise to the Plant for loss analysis, analytics and training systems.  This position supports the Plant Leadership Team in the JTE (Journey to Excellence) strategy focused on building Employee capability, providing data reliability system  and driving Employee engagement through implementation of high-performance work systems to achieve exceptional business results. In addition, this position will analyze site spend that includes Manufacturing, Planning, Logistics and Procurement, collaborate with Regional and Global Analytics Leaders and Training and Development Pillars on execution of systems and standards.This position will work closely with Global Analytics COE and Global IT Enterprise Analytics on Data sources and solutions.




Create visibility to Loss Data

  • Lead annual Loss Analysis to support site’s OGSM and budget targets

  • Help prioritize loss reduction projects in collaboration with the site leadership team

  • Provide supporting data analysis and justifications for any technology improvements and capital expenditures and feasibility studies

  • Lead site Focused Improvement pillar


Lead site Data and Analytics

  • Maintain integrity of site data through training, health checks, and change control. Focus includes scorecards, downtime data base, manual tracking systems and SAP master data.

  • Provide analysis and insights to key performance metrics like Process Reliability, Productivity, Yield and Scrap.

  • Collate and publish site scorecard every month.

  • Create and execute site Analytics strategy.

  • Establish scorecard review processes based on the appropriate frequency and participants.

  • Drive data-based decision-making behavior at all levels

Implement Effective Training systems

  • Coach site employees and SMEs on the methodology and tools:

    • Basic performance data and trends

    • Problem solving

    • Root cause analysis

    • Loss Reduction projects

    • Participate on Training and Development Pillar

    • Create and maintain site training systems




  • Minimum of 5 years working in manufacturing operations

  • Background in Total Productive Maintenance / Lean, Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness

  • Experience in a CPG preferred

  • Team and Operations Leadership experience preferred

  • Familiarity with creating reports using our current (and future) BI tools, e.g. SAP Hana, Tableau

  • Experience analyzing complex datasets, generating insights and building robust statistical models.  Should be comfortable working with structured and unstructured data. 

  • Ability to analyze complex information in order to make judgments and decisions. Data intensive - thrives in detail with purpose - does not get paralyzed by analysis.




  • Change Management: Ability to create people change plan for strategic initiatives. Ability to be an influencer of large or high-risk change initiatives

  • Customer Focus: Create intra-plant collaboration (operations, functional areas, support areas)

  • Managing Vision & Organizational Purpose: Ability to provide key insights to leadership in order to influence priority development

  • Strategy Development & Deployment: Ability to develop action plans, obtain or assign resources, and align day-to-day processes to achieve strategic goals.

  • Data & Analytics: Ability to analyze data to gather actionable insights.

  • Project / Program Management: Ability to achieve project goals and objectives by applying the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about successful project completion

  • Financial Acumen: Understanding of key financial topics, including:

  • Budgeting, Cost Center Ownership, CAAP, IRR, Yield, Waste, Scrap and Loss Analysis

    Effective Decision Making: Ability to use appropriate root cause analysis decision tools for decision making





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