Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Welcome to Dr. Oetker! We are an international family business whose quality products have appealed to people’s taste for generations. With us you have the chance to shape your future and ours alongside more than 17,000 colleagues in over 40 countries.

We are recruiting an individual who is passionate about driving sustainable improvement across our business. The successful person will already have a strong record in the application of CI and Process Capability development within a food or similarly fast paced manufacturing environment.


Your Future:

  • Raising the capability of our People, Systems and Process
  • Developing the right behaviours within the company to sustain the changes that drive improvement.
  • You will also support improvement across the wider business.
  • Although this role is primarily day based, there will often be a need to work out of hours in order to investigate, follow up and implement improvement opportunities. A flexible mind-set is required.

In order to deliver this you will help us:

  • To work on the things that will make a difference to the company and the people we work with
    • Identify the biggest areas of opportunity and work on key themes
    • Also work on those issues that frustrate us constantly every day
  • To address the losses by working in the right way
    • Engage the wider team in continuous improvement as they are the process experts
    • Use rigorous methods to ensure the results are sustainable
  • Assist us in building capability
    • As we improve our processes we should also improve our people to continue to take us forward
    • Training and development in Technical process knowledge as well as process improvement methods.
    • Build systems of improvement so we work consistently across parts of the business.

Your Strengths:

  • A thorough knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies and/ or a willingness to train in them. (5S, RCA, SMED, TPM, Process Mapping).
  • Be comfortable using data and information to evaluate issues and to identify routes to improvement.
  • Able to engage others at all levels in the need for improvement.
  • To be comfortable challenging others and current practice when we can demonstrate this needs to change.
  • A solid understanding of Process Capability – measurement of Cp,Cpk – and how this is used to determine robust Process and Equipment settings (Centrelines) and to apply this to establish clear operational standards across our business.
  • Be persistent – sustainable change takes time!


Location: Leyland 


Want to shape future with quality? Then we look forward to your application!


Dr. Oetker (UK) Ltd.