We make approximately 150 million biscuits every day across our UK manufacturing facilities. It’s a huge daily challenge to ensure we meet the demands of our customers and keep the nation supplied with their favourite biscuits and snacks, giving them those daily happy moments.
pladis UK manufacturing is all about making the right products at the right time, without compromising on quality, cost efficiencies, the environment or the health and safety of our employees. Our manufacturing teams are responsible for ensuring the smooth running, day in day out, of our manufacturing facilities to ensure our products are made to the exacting standards our consumers demand. They lead our multi-million pound capital investment programmes which we’ve put in place to meet the needs of tomorrow and guarantee sustainability.
Our manufacturing teams are leading experts in their field, all working to ensure that world class manufacturing techniques and standards are implemented and sustained.
We regularly have opportunities arising in our manufacturing sites for all role levels including Team Members, Team Managers and Manufacturing Managers.
I joined the business as a manufacturing graduate at the Harlesden factory in London. After completing an extensive and structured introduction to the business, I was seconded into a project role. From there I progressed through trainee Line Leader, Production Team Manager and Flexible Area Manager.
The team management roles are a great grounding in the business as they give you exposure to the operational heartbeat whilst managing a large team. The skills you learn in this environment are transferable to any future management role and have been invaluable in my career progression to date. There’s a vast range of training, coaching and development available including the opportunity to study for externally-recognised qualifications such as the Lean Sigma Green Belt.
I then moved to Manchester as a Supply Chain Excellence Lead where I have responsibility for delivering cost savings initiatives across the site and in our chocolate refinery. There is a great amount of autonomy, diversity and responsibility in the role. It’s both an exciting and dynamic place to work.
One of the great things about working for pladis is fact that it recognises the value of its employees – this creates a unique atmosphere. The global footprint of the business gives you the chance to shape your career ambitions, however great they are.
If you want to make it in manufacturing, have a look at our current job opportunities.