Manufacturing Program Manager

Operations Banbury Full-time United Kingdom

Job Description

The Program Manager is responsible for all workstreams within the journey to Banbury 2.0.  Accountable for the overall Program Management and delivery of all Transition workstreams including HR, Engineering, Quality & Maintenance.  Acting as an integral part of the site leadership team and close co-operation with Global Stakeholders.

The Program Manager is responsible for all angles of the transition, thus enabling peers to focus on ‘business as usual’ factory operations.

  • Operating with a zero harm mindset at all times
  • Act as a program manager for Banbury transition project.  Having the ability to deliver through others across multiple workstreams including HR, Finance, Quality, Production and engineering
  • Leading the transition team with direct responsibility for site separation, land sales and possible building demolitions.

Responsibilities / Key activities

Drive & Deliver the Banbury 2.0 plan as Program Manager

  • Develop required workstream programs with functional leads including HR, Finance, Quality, Production and Engineering
  • Lead Program Meetings, enforcing high governance standards, ensuring timely delivery
  • Prepare & Lead reporting of Program status with key senior stakeholders
  • Monitor and report on budget performance
  • Facilitate working sessions to help Business As Usual peers build Project plans to deliver sustainable improvement plans
  • Monitoring individual projects and overseeing project managers to ensure goals are met
  • Leading and monitoring program risk assessments
  • Ensures compliance to legal and corporate standards & policies in project




Certified Program/Project Manager


Must have:

Experience of delivering complex Transformational Programs and sub projects within a complex FMCG environment

Strong project and stakeholder managements skills with excellent communication skills in English at shopfloor=>Executive Committee level

Engineering / land development  / Local authority knowledge beneficial

Experience of managing and reporting of financial budgets.

Experience of continuous improvement techniques



Additional Information

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of creating coffee to make amazing moments happen, to become the most chosen coffee in the UK.  Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.