Head of Global Manufacturing

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bulk™ is on an incredible journey, with a mission to become the only destination brand for active nutrition. 

We are shaking up the sports nutrition industry through disruptive marketing campaigns that help people think differently about our brand – and we need your help!

We want passionate risk-takers. We want people that like to challenge our thinking. We want people that live and breathe digital and have a passion for nutrition, health, fitness, and sports.

The Head of Global Manufacturing is an exciting new role, to support taking Bulk’s in-house production facilities, teams, quality & efficiency to the next level. Bulk moves quickly, and we need a high achieving senior leader to manage our two current facilities from the big plans to filling a pouch on the line. With facilities in the UK & Europe, a focus on instigating a continuous improvement culture throughout the teams and supporting the business in a strategic outlook is absolutely key.

The future needs to be supported in terms of new product lines, enhanced facilities, systems, controls & geographies and so this provides a fantastic opportunity to own and shape the future of this function for us.

Supported by Manufacturing Management Teams alongside a Planning & Optimisation Team, the right individual will need to show high level thinking whilst coaching and evolving the wider team to ensure we arrive at ‘Best in Class’ People, Processes, Quality & Efficiency. 

They will work closely with the Product Development, Quality, Operations, Finance & Planning teams to ensure we achieve high & reliable consistency / quality from the whole department, ensuring we can promise market leading products across the entire range wherever they are manufactured.

What will you be doing?

  • Lead the in-house Manufacturing, Planning & Optimisation Teams - ultimately owning all budgets & KPIs surrounding these functions;
  • Provide global manufacturing expertise to optimize the design and operations of the Global Production plant network.;
  • Develop manufacturing standards, processes and capability to drive standardization and continuous improvement.;
  • Lead the development and deployment of manufacturing standards to drive to best in class performance across key metrics and dimensions of safety, quality, reliability, service, productivity and overall competitiveness
  • Building capability within the team and upskilling team members as the business continues to grow
  • Development of policies and procedures for distribution processes in order to ensure optimisation and compliance with standards and regulations
  • Project support and execution across Manufacturing. Inclusive (but certainly not limited to) of enhancing facilities & equipment, continued development of MRP functionality, allergen management protocols, UK development, devising & implementing the short and medium requirements of the business for both new products and output.
  • Additional duties may be assigned by the Operations Director or Board

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level related qualifications to the role (e.g, Bsc, BEng, 6Sigma belt etc);
  • A proven background managing production in the manufacturing sector preferably in the Nutrition & Food Sectors;
  • Extensive track record in manufacturing management including aspects of operations, safety and quality and modern manufacturing methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, CI).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence, manage conflict, and maximise team performance.
  • A demonstrated background in the improvement of manufacturing and quality process and practice delivering continuous improvement
  • Strong networking skills with the ability to build and maintain a dispersed team across Europe;
  • Self-motivated and target driven with the ability to work independently
  • Able to work accurately and efficiently with a strong quality focus
  • A good verbal and written communicator, with strong analytical skills
  • Experience of Sage, and related MRP functionality (from design to implementation);
  • A true leader with a collaborative, inclusive style who is able to foster and drive a positive end effective work culture;
  • Confident managing large budgets to strategic plans;
  • Highly competent when managing a remote team
  • A team player, who is equally as happy to lead and to jump into the detail

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • 50% company discount
  • Company pension
  • PerkBox subscription
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Summer working hours

Location: Colchester, Essex with regular travel to London and Wrocław, Poland.

bulk™ takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your application for this role. When you apply, we shall process your details for this vacancy only and we will not pass your details onto a third party. We may contact you by email, text or telephone about the progress of your application. This processing is conducted lawfully on the basis of legitimate interests.

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Perks & Benefits

  • PerkBox Subscription 👍

    All our teammates have a PerkBox subscription which includes free coffees on the go and amazing discounts!

  • 50% discount 💰

    Our teammates love our products - so we give 50% discount!

  • Additional Annual Leave ⛱

    Rest & Recovery is important! Purchase up to 3 additional annual leave days.

  • Pension 💰

    We offer a workplace pension to all our teammates.

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 🚲

    The commute to work is just a cardio workout, right?

  • Happy Hour 🎉

    Grab a drink and enjoy our Happy Hour every Thursday and Friday afternoon.

  • bulk™ Pantry 🍴

    We know our teammates love our products so you'll find a pantry full of treats in our offices. All we ask is just for a small charity donation in return.

  • Summer Hours ☀️

    Because we all need that Vitamin D

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