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Zone Owner

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Up to £35821.74 per year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

PepsiCo is looking for a Zone Owner to join our Walkers site in Lincoln!

Position summary:
Salary: £35,821.74 per annum per annum (inclusive of shift allowance)
Benefits: 23 days holiday (with the option to buy/sell holiday), Competitive Pension Scheme, PPE provided by the business, Staff discount shop, Cycle to work scheme, Subsidized Canteen, Long Service Rewards
Working Hours: Continental shift pattern (4 on, 4 off) working 2 x Day shifts (05:45-18:00) followed by 2 x Night Shifts (17:45-06:00), then 4 days off. Working an average of 42 hours a week, plus an additional 15 minutes per shift to complete a handover.
Location: 255 Newark Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8XN

What we offer:
At PepsiCo we are committed to the development of our people. You will receive comprehensive training for the Zone Owner role and will be supported during your probationary period to achieve the required standard. Those with a passion to progress will have the opportunity for further development to enhance their career within the wider PepsiCo business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Coach/ Mentor the General Operators (GO's) in sustained delivery of all EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety), Food Safety, Quality, IPS (Integrated Production Systems), GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) site and legislative requirements
  • Responsible for co-ordinating and prioritising the activities and resources (across their zones) to ensure efficient utilisation
  • Accountable for ensuring that the zone standards are maintained through continual process verification
  • Accountable for identification of gaps and building capability in the zones through training and coaching using SWPs (safe work procedure) and IPS
  • Influence and facilitate by utilising problem solving techniques to identify and resolve root causes
  • Generate data and identify trends and systemic issues to drive improvement
  • Provides governance and mentoring to GOs to ensure robust performance in the zones
  • Responsible for the identification & escalation of continual improvement opportunities to the standard ways of working (IPS, SWPs etc, or standard work where deployed)
  • Accountable for facilitating the hourly zone QCDM (Quality, Cost, Delivery & Morale) meeting and responsible for proactive contribution in the 4 hourly QCDM meeting
  • Responsible for collaborating with other zone owners and Operational Team Leader (OTL) to ensure end to end line performance (within manufacturing environment)
  • Zone at Standard ( QCDM) at all times

What we are looking for:
A natural leader, able to engage and motivate a team of people whilst setting clear health and safety, quality and food safety standards. Someone with a can do attitude, who is adaptable, flexible and a willingness to learn more. A proven problem solver, who has a track record of driving efficiency and achieving savings through continuous improvement within a food manufacturing environment.

Minimum skills & Experience:

  • Good English and Mathematics
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail with an organised, methodical and proactive approach
  • Team Leader or similar roles
  • Demonstrable evidence of coaching and or mentoring of teams or individuals
  • Demonstrable evidence problem solving (Lean Methodologies)

Preferred (but not essential) Qualifications:

  • IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Production machinery, setting up, running & minor key adjustment setting
  • Food supplement or food manufacturing
  • Production machinery, setting up, running & minor key adjustment setting

About PepsiCo:
Our Lincoln manufacturing site is one of our biggest snack manufacturing sites in the UK, producing a number of well-known brands including Quavers & Snaps. Key aspects of the role include the ability to lead and motivate a team within a busy fast paced environment on two production lines, training, operation and first fix maintenance of machinery, working under the guidance of the Operational Team Leader to consistently deliver set targets and quality objectives.

This site is already a great plant, but our ambition is to make it even greater as we also want to be the best and that's where you come in! Your leadership, innovation and problem-solving skills will be utilised to the fullest, where in this fast paced and ever-changing environment, we can go from idea to implementation in a matter of days. You will be inspired by the drive of your team and feel a true sense of connection and comradery with your colleagues who are proud to work in Walkers Lincoln.


Our 5,500 PepsiCo employees in the UK are the reason for our success. We are committed to recruiting, training and retaining good people.

Company programmes help our employees manage their careers, train for advancement, increase their knowledge and skills and participate in lifestyle and personal development opportunities.To attract and retain the best people, we believe in creating a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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