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Continuous Improvement Manager

Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics

United Kingdom
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024

Lineage is the world’s largest and most innovative provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions – this means we help move food from farms to the dinner table, with more than 22,000 employees across over 400 locations and spanning 20 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

Having drastically increased our European footprint in a short period, we are looking to appoint a Continuous Improvement Manager to be dedicated to our Belle Eau Park site in Ambient.

You would be joining Lineage during an exciting period of growth and innovation, with the opportunity to make an immediate, meaningful impact.

Format: Onsite full time

Working hours: Occasional night shifts

What you will be doing

As the Continuous Improvement Manager, you will be responsible for training, mentoring, establishing, implementing and maintaining an environment of Lean within our Belle Eau Park Distribution Centre. Additionally, you will lead the overall direction, implementation, and continuous improvement of Lean systems infrastructure in all phases of the operation.

In your role, you will:

  • Define requirements for operations and ensure the implementation of Continuous Improvement strategies and initiatives to effectively meet or exceed business requirements and customer expectations

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and a key contributor on complex or critical assignments

  • Advise and coach other team members and ensure a developmentally productive environment for all

  • Administer and communicate company policies, goals, strategies and vision

  • Facilitate quality systems, continuous process improvements, and safety initiatives in accordance with Lean thinking throughout the organization

  • Advance company metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale

  • Develop, model and coach Lean applications

  • Review Lean performance expectations with leadership teams across the organization

  • Perform administrative duties commensurate with the requirements of the organization including data gathering, metrics, reports and newsletters

  • Mentor, coach and train various levels throughout the company

Who we’re looking for

To be successful in this position, we need you to:

  • Demonstrate experience in Lean deployment

  • Thrive in matrix environments

  • Be adept at building relationships with different stakeholders

You will also have:

  • A degree in Engineering, Logistics, Operations, Management, Lean Manufacturing or related field (preferred but not essential)

  • 3+ years of operations experience and/or Lean experience

  • Flexibility to travel to support other facilities in the Lineage Network

Working environment

  • Cold storage warehouse with temperatures between -20 and 0 degrees

  • You need to have an ability to withstand cold storage temperatures for extended periods of time (Appropriate personal protective equipment will be provided)

What's in it for you?

Aside from a competitive starting salary, you're set to gain so much from being part of high quality and collaborative team.

This is the start of CI activity at Lineage in Europe so you will have plenty of opportunities to influence decisions, implement changes and make a visible an impact

Later on, you will also have the possibility to move to bigger, more complex sites.

You will be part of a large multi country team with its supportive leader; and experienced colleagues to learn from – this is a great development opportunity to learn new skills. Our leadership culture focuses us on developing talent internally; this is a great opportunity to grow your career at a leading global company.

Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK.

Job Reference: INDUK

Why Lineage?

We are a global company with more than 22,000 employees spanning 20 countries and more than 400 locations across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America.

At Lineage Logistics, we have a shared purpose; we are transforming the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world. This means working at Lineage is not just a job – it’s an opportunity to innovate and put your mark on how food moves from the farm to dinner tables around the world. As a member of our team, you will be a critical link in the food supply chain.

Our shared purpose drives everything we do in all parts of our organisation, from the warehouse floor to the office. Our team members are passionate about the impact they make every single day.

We are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from persons regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. At Lineage we also recognise that Ex-Military, veterans, and military families have great experience with transferable skills and core values that can add significant value to our organisation.


As a Lineage team member, we aim to provide everything you and your family need to thrive. That’s why we offer competitive rates of pay, paid time off, skills training, and development opportunities to grow a long and fulfilling career with us – plus generous financial rewards when you successfully refer new employees. This is enhanced by recognition schemes (so that your hard work won’t go unnoticed), plus the chance to make your salary go even further with our cycle-to-work scheme and preferential rates for loans and savings courtesy of a leading credit union.

Your everyday wellbeing is also important to us, so we will provide you with all the protective equipment you need to be safe and comfortable at work, and you will have access to a free 24/7 employee assistance phone line, which offers confidential counselling and advice. With all of this offered against the backdrop of a fun and social environment in which you will be supported by a team who enjoy helping each other in achieving their goals, we are confident you will excel with us.