Mars UK • United Kingdom

Continuous Improvement Technician

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Technician


Salary from £31,500 including company bonus

Mars are recruiting for a Continuous Improvement Technician, to own and execute Continuous Improvement agenda, in dedicated areas of Value stream. The role combines KPI analysis, problem solving, process management, coaching and project management.

Resolving issues and working across the factory site, this role will be a blend between both operational and functional support. The role will also offer the opportunity for personal development and growth.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience working in a manufacturing industry

  • Experience of continuous improvement or making recommendations for improvement

  • Excellent data analysis and excel skills

  • Good project management skills

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Coaching of operators about Continuous Improvement methodology to increase their productivity and knowledge about relevant standards, methods, and processes

  • Serve as a second level of support for operators in structural problem solving

  • Develop technology or process standards (SRC) and train operators accordingly

  • Regularly analyse area KPIs and propose actions to improve

  • Organize LEAN and Kaizen sessions to increase efficiency of dedicated area

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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