Our goals - Your path

The Preston Site is a lower tier COMAH site and as such operates with the highest focus on health and safety ensuring all our teams work in accordance with the site expectations. 

We operate two production facilities specialising in chemical manufacturing and Polyurethanes working 24/7 5 days a week.

The site is supported by a materials management team working with suppliers to ensure we maximise our efficiencies and supply chain of which your role will be instrumental in delivering the highest quality and service.

Purpose of the Role

To lead our materials management team to achieve site expectations around raw material and finished goods inventory, meeting our regulatory compliance.  Leading the team in working with our production and quality control teams to achieve the optimised production plan to aid our warehouse to manage and despatch orders to meet customer expectations.

The role is essential in supporting the wider local management team to drive our local strategy and supporting key focus areas with EHS.

The Opportunity:  

To work alongside a dedicated site operations leadership team in achieving their overall objectives to deliver Safety First, Production Efficiency and Excellent Customer Experience.

The Rewards:

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, and a sweep of great benefits. We pride ourselves on our total reward package:

  • Holiday 25 days rising to 28 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Working 37.5 hours per week based on site
  • A company pension contribution of up to 10%
  • Private healthcare for you, with option to add family
  • Group life cover at 6x your annual salary
  • Global Income Protection (PHI)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Staff discount platform & Cycle to Work scheme
  • Dedicated Service Awards for reaching key milestones
  • Selected discounted Sika products

The Support:

The site has a strong focus on leadership commitment by supporting our team members to excel, you will be working as part of a collaborative and openminded team who are striving to provide a supportive and action driven culture underpinned by our commitment to safety first.

The Skills:

You will be actively encouraged to develop your knowledge in your area by working closely with the onsite team to understand the expectations.  Coupled with peer support and professional development we would be looking to support additional studies in supply chain management.

A significant commitment to professional and personal development from day one, including a comprehensive local, product knowledge and leadership development initiatives complimented by a global Sika Business School offering.

The Future: 

Potential Career Routes: Production & Operations Management

The opportunity to progress within a global company across a variety of business areas.

Your expertise - Our strength

  • Commitment to delivering the highest levels of focus on Health and Safety (NEBOSH or IOSH qualification desirable)
  • Evidence of Strong Leadership Awareness and Experience of managing teams
  • A confident and Driven Leader you will work with your team to achieve your departmental objectives through time bound action plans / resource planning
  • Developing IT Solutions and Systems to support the overall site objectives
  • Able to demonstrate a focussed approach to action close out and successfully empower your teams to deliver targeted KPIs
  • Ability to work as part of team or individually to drive the sites objectives

About Sika

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a globally leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 103 countries around the world and, in over 400 factories, produces innovative technologies for customers worldwide. In doing so, it plays a crucial role in enabling the transformation of the construction and vehicle industries toward greater environmental compatibility. With more than 33,000 employees, the company generated sales of CHF 11.2 billion in 2023.