Our Keele site

Keele production line


Ridgehill Drive, Madeley Heath, Crewe, Cheshire CW3 9LY


We produce hand-made and machine made clay tiles

No one quite knows why this site is referred to as ‘Keele’, as it is actually based just outside the village , close to the M6 motorway in Cheshire! It has modern production lines that support the production of quality hand-made Marley Eternit roof tiles.

We are always looking towards the future and ways to improve processes and outputs. We rely on our employees/teams to identify how this can be done. For example, we put an initiative in place to minimise waste, and we have achieved substantial reduction in that.

We encourage and invest in the development of our teams to ensure the continued success of the site. We currently have around 140 employees here including a Production Manager, Operators, Team Leaders, Shift Managers, Maintenance team, Administration, Planning (Production and Maintenance), Quality Department, EHSQ Officer, Samples and Stores Personnel.

Production provides many opportunities for development within the company and is a fantastic gateway to progression. You will gain a great deal of knowledge on the core function of the business and develop many transferable skills.

  • Everyone is a key part of the business. We will drive and support you to excel in your abilities, participate in team work, voice your opinions, make recommendations and be involved in company projects or site improvements.
  • You will receive regular appraisals to make sure your goals and aspirations are being discussed and developed.
  • We also help you focus on the company objectives and aims through meetings, team briefings, training and one-to-one conversations.

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Latest Vacancies

Industrial Director UK Ireland and Africa

Closing Date: 21.11.2017

We are currently recruiting for the role of Industrial Director.The Industrial Director is responsible for all factories performance in the Regions in regards to safety, quality delivery and cost as well as factory inventories.

Key responsibilities:

Drive safety to world class standards being responsible for the regions safety. Ensure that group as well as divisional safety initiatives are deployed efficiently and initiate regional actions where needed. Ensure reporting and follow up are according to governance.Puts the customer first and ensure that the view and perception of the customer is brought into the plants.Ensure product quality is according to spec. and that external and internal quality levels are systematically drive towards world class.Manage the industrial platform in the region to optimise delivery and cost in terms of efficiency, capacity utilisation and delivery time.Have a strong continuous improvement approach and a proven track record within LEAN and/or 6 Sigma practices.Work closely with the relevant technical competence centres to improve process and product quality.Responsible for the operations budget in the region and for delivery of the financial objectives within.Carry out regularly reviews with the plants and report out on a monthly basis on performance.Ensure the organisation with operations is reviewed and talent management is in place as well as succession planning. Take necessary corrective actions if needed to ensure the right team is in place in relationship with HR and according to local regulations and company policies.Initiate and coordinate major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.). Create an environment that builds on teamwork and provides empowerment, support and feedback. Ability to work and communicate at levels in the organisation.

Technical and experience background:

Engineering background preferably with a management education on top (MBA or alike).Min 10 years of operation management experience including multi-site responsibility.Experience from working in a large multinational company in a matrix organization.LEAN and/or 6 sigma experience and a proven track record within CI.Experience with large investment programs preferred.Experience from living abroad preferred

Personal skills:

Team player.Resilient and performance oriented.Structured.Ability to work in diverse cultures and develop the network required.Empowering and supportive leadership style.Effective communication skills.Change agent.Independent and self-driven.Fluent English.Ability to travel intensely

Travel: Based at Burton, this role involves travel throughout the U.K. Ireland and Africa region

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

To apply for this position please send your CV to Heidi Light, careers@marleyeternit.co.uk

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