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Packaging Optimisation Manager

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

burton, GB

Company:  MolsonCoors_UK

Requisition ID: 27882 

Why You Should Join Us


For over two centuries, Molson Coors has been bringing people together over a cold beer, but today, our modern portfolio of award-winning brands extends beyond beer to meet the evolving tastes and preferences of our consumers.

With a presence in over 100 countries and a team of 16,000 talented employees globally, we take pride in our traditions, brands and the role we play in uniting people to celebrate all life’s moments.


As one of the world’s leading beverage companies, we are passionate about promoting responsible drinking and creating a sustainable future.


In addition to popular favourites like Coors, Carling and Doom Bar, our beverage portfolio includes Aspall, Staropramen, Madrí Excepcional, Blue Moon, Pravha, Cobra and Cobra Zero, Rekorderlig, Doom Bar 0.0% to name but a few.

As a People First organisation, we’re happy to discuss flexible working options.


Your Purpose


We’re now looking to recruit a Packaging Optimization Manager to join our brilliant Operations Team.


The Optimisation Manager for Packaging will be the 'go-to' expert for improving performance in packaging department. 


This is to be achieved by deploying Industry Best Practice in packaging standards alongside our Process Improvement Methodology


In addition, the individual will also support major capital projects and initiatives, acting as the subject matter expert (SME) for packaging technology, defining & validating the capabilities of said projects.  As such, the post will require an indepth knowledge of packaging which will enable them to support tender, factory acceptance testing, commissioning and validation.


The post-holder will also have the ability to seek and understand new technology and developments, ensuring potential improvements are part of our value optimisation and continual improvement cycle.  


As well as supporting efficiency and capacity, they will also ensure packaging equipment complies with all applicable laws and standards including safety, quality, sustainabiltiy and environment.


Key Responsibilities


  • Support Burton Brewery in achieving packaging KPI's, coaching the teams in understanding the losses on their lines and ensuring appropriate 90 day plans are created.  Where performance is not at target, the role will lead short term 'sprint' projects to get performance back to target.
  • Support implementation of focused improvement pillar tools such as UPS (Unified Problem Solving), Rate & Line Balancing and deliver coaching to the sites as needed.  Support the development of site line structure teams, especially Process Leads.
  • Ensure support of innovation, capital & R&D projects as appropriate as the SME for packaging equipment and technologies.    
  • Lead the “idea generation stream” for value engineering opportunities in packaging.  Manage the value eoptimisation (VOP) process for these opportunies, liasing with the Supply Chain Excellence team, suppliers and manufacturers to promote new ideas and technologies.  
  • Own and project other manage packaging optimisation and innovation projects as required.  



About You


You may not meet all the criteria for the role, but don't let that stop you from applying. We all need to learn and develop and here at Molson Coors we can help you do this.


  • Experience of packaging optimisation and large scale packaging equipment desing & implementation.
  • Technical competencies (job related): Strong knowledge of packaging processes, technology, engineering and equipment.  Detailed knowledge of Operational Excellence / Continual Improvement programes, industrial automation, SAP.  Awareness of legal requirements for packaging processes including health, safety, environment and sustainability.   
  • Managerial competencies: Strong analytical skills, good communicator.  Able to influence both senior stakeholders and engage at operator level.  Able to take bold decisions in full autonomy, acting with a sense of urgency.
  • International experience and/or responsibility beneficial but not mandatory.


About Us


  • We’re one of the UK’s Most Attractive Employers winning the Top Employer award for the last 10 years
  • Flexible work programmes to ensure a work life balance is maintained such as our market leading Moments That Matter for significant moments in your life.
  • Commitment to the physical and mental wellbeing of all our people. We are proud to have been awarded Gold in Mind’s Workplace Wellbeing Awards.
  • We’re committed to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment which is reflected in Our Beer Print and our 2025 sustainability targets.

Molson Coors Beverage Company: Building Careers


Molson Coors Beverage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we seek diversity. We want to continue to create an environment where our people are truly able to be themselves at work, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. We want people to be able to bring their own creativity and style to work, so that we get diversity in our thinking across our organisation, as we believe that we are a better business for it.


This makes our talent strategy simple – we want the best talent in all our roles, regardless of their background. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew and our people are our greatest asset.



Job Posting Grade: 12