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Mondelēz International • United Kingdom

Operations Excellence Manager - Northern Europe

Employment type:  Full time

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

Job Description

Are You Ready to Make It Happen at Mondelēz International?

Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Uniquely Yours.

This is a key leadership role, that works as part of the Northern European Operations, Supply Chain and Plant Operations. This role ensures that the team is capable to progress and get the needed support for their journey of becoming best in class manufacturing sites. This person needs to ensure that there is improvement in Cost, Quality, Safety, Delivery and Morale results of the plants through the implementation of the IL6S program and the plants reap the benefits of the capability increase.

How you will contribute

You will:

  • Apply Integrated Lean 6 Sigma (IL6S) principles, tools and techniques to create a zero-loss culture that enhances our capabilities in loss identification, loss eradication and prevention
  • Nurture a Lean and Continuous Improvement culture that challenges the status quo and changes our employees’ behaviours
  • Provide training on IL6S tools and techniques to drive teams through Continuous Im-provement cycles. You will also coach employees so they can successfully achieve their targets
  • Lead IL6S implementation in several Plants using the available material and past experience in TPM and HPO implementation.
  • Partner with plant teams and site IL6S Leaders to provide coaching on IL6S via quarterly site visits to help the teams understand the current status, identify gaps and align on actions and next steps. Provide follow-up on progress regularly and help in getting the work done. Keep the necessary tension to improve, to detect strengths and opportunities, to provide engaging guidance, in order to keep the Site on track to meet Phase deadline and improve business results.
  • Coach up and down the organization irrespective of levels and help the team to be able to see losses and come up with executable plans to eliminate the losses.
  • Use the quarterly plant visits to drive the IL6S program forward and partner with regional pillar teams and other IL6S managers in the region to jointly own the program and capability building. Detect possible CBA's for future reapplication.
  • Train and coach the teams on all IL6S tools, their usage and the outcome expected as well as ensure that teams are using IL6S to deliver the results.
  • Encourage leaders to manage performance using balanced score cards. You will also coordinate the KPI performance review, using root-cause analysis for those out of target and implementing corrective actions
  • Benchmark externally, ensuring where relevant that best practice and new tools are deployed I collaboration with internal partners

What you will bring

A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career and the following experience and knowledge:

  • Experienced Manufacturing Leader
  • Experience in implementing Lean or Continuous Improvement processes (e.g. TPM for manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma in consumer goods industry)
  • Servant leadership and great team player
  • Experience in change cultural and management processes
  • Effective communication and organizational agility
  • Strategic approach/thinking and strong capacity of influence
  • Ability to teach others and develop talent
  • Results oriented and prepared to deal with ambiguity
  • Experience in continuous improvement, project/engineering, production

More about this role

Work schedule: 100%

The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury, Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo, belVita, LU and Tuc biscuits get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type


Process excellence

Business Capability

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Tax-free childcare
Cycle to work scheme
On-site gym
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Matched pension contribution
Annual bonus
Company car
Skilled worker visas
Volunteer days
Charity donation scheme
Lunch and learns
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees are very happy with their salaries and feel that it is well above the market average

Working at Mondelēz International

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Uxbridge, Reading, Wokingham, Crediton, Bournville, Minworth, Sheffield, Chirk, Marlbrook

Hiring Countries



United Kingdom

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