Head of Manufacturing


Factory Management | Leyland | | Full Time | Permanent


We are Dr. Oetker. Since our beginnings, we have been breaking new ground. With pizza, cake, and desserts at the core of our business, as well as digital platforms and services – we create the "Taste of Home" for millions around the world with you.


Are you ready for a new challenge? Then take your next step.



The Leyland Facility is where the Chicago Town Pizzas started over 30 years ago. We are looking for a dedicated individual with a drive for continually improving processes to join our state-of-the-art production facility and play a key role working alongside our teams who are proudly making the Dr. Oetker and Chicago Town branded pizzas. 


  • Being a key member of the Site Leadership Team, you will be responsible for translating the UK and corporate objectives and future strategy into a manufacturing strategy optimising safety, quality, sustainability, and efficiency whilst providing leadership and management across the Manufacturing element of the Leyland site.
  • Providing motivation, support and guidance to all employees and demonstrating a passion for their development and engagement. 
  • Foster strong relationships with all functions to ensure collaborative and efficient execution of all operations objectives.


At Dr Oetker we believe that our employees play a key role in our success. To help shape our future you will ideally have:


  • Be educated to Degree level and ideally have formal lean manufacturing training, you will have proven management experience within a high-speed high-volume people focused manufacturing environment, alongside a proven track record of successful leadership and people management experience. 
  • A confident communicator, presenter, and influencer with key internal and external stakeholders, you will have the ability to demonstrate a high level of energy and commitment necessary to ensure the achievement of operational goals and the effective management of change in a dynamic environment. 
  • The ability to work within a rapidly changing environment is key, being able to maintain working to high standards whilst meeting short term time pressured goals alongside long term strategic objectives, demonstrating practical problem solving and resourcefulness with the ability to make key decisions. 



•    Competitive salary
•    Bonus scheme
•    33 days holiday
•    Company car
•    Private health care 
•    Enhanced Pension scheme which provides 6% Employer pension contribution
•    Life Assurance at 4 times basic annual salary
•    Free on-site parking (number of electronic charging points available)
•    Cycle to Work Scheme
•    Enhanced Family Friendly Leave
•    Free health checks
•    Free pizza



We look forward to your online application. Just click the "Apply now" button, and you're good to go. Still have questions? Then please feel free to reach out to us directly.


Dr. Oetker is an equal opportunities employer. We continuously work to shape and live in a corporate culture where everyone feels welcome. At Dr. Oetker, your personality and qualifications are what count. Not gender, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion, disability, age or sexual orientation, and identity.


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