Head of Engineering / Strategic Development / Investment Improvements

Dudley Port
03 Aug 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Engineering / Strategic Development / Investment Improvements / Food Production / FMCG / Food Manufacturing / Continuous Improvement
Flexible Location
Covering sites - Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester, Tipton near West Bromwich, Westerleigh near Bristol and Brechin in Scotland.

Our client are the UK’s leading food solutions business, supplying all major food retailers, wholesalers and foodservice companies with a wide range of quality products. They provide consumers with a comprehensive range of products in four key mega-categories - fresh meat & sausage, bacon & gammon, cooked meat, and convenience & snacking. Their farm-to-fork operation is unique in the industry, while their strategic framework puts customers, product, efficiency and people at the heart of everything they do, all with a view to growing responsibly. As part of the largest pork provider in Europe and the biggest exporter of pork in the world, our client are well-placed to deliver their ambitious plans for sustainable growth. If you have an appetite for more, this could be the role for you.

They currently have a new opportunity available for a Head of Engineering to oversee the Engineering functions at the 4 sites within their division, (Ashton-under-Lyne near Manchester, Tipton near West Bromwich, Westerleigh near Bristol and Brechin in Scotland) ensuring that all equipment is proactively maintained and budgets and costs are accurately controlled.

Through the Engineering Manager at each site, you will coordinate the implementation of strategic development programmes for the sites’ infrastructure, process and production capability and develop capital investment plans. You will deliver agreed capital investment improvements through projects teams to agreed timescales. You will ensure that all site and legislative requirements for the safe use of equipment, pressure systems and lifting equipment are met and detailed reports on asset performance and accurate maintenance records are available. You will have a structured approach to equipment maintenance, optimizing costs for maintenance and repairs, PPM plans and organising the Engineering function for optimum performance. Furthermore you will have a good understanding of relevant environmental legislation. Part of your role will also be to ensure that all financial controls and departmental systems and processes are followed and meet all internal / external audit requirements.

They are looking for someone to take responsibility for ensuring that the Engineering teams have the required level of skills, that a succession plan is in place and that this includes an engaging and effective apprenticeship scheme. You will ensure good communication and knowledge sharing across the sites in UK and develop KPI reporting and benchmarking across the sites and you will ensure that proactive customer service and continuous improvement becomes a natural behaviour. You will also be tasked with coordinating the transfer of good proven practises from our sites in Denmark through support from technical engineering and pork specialists.

The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and have a passion for achieving exceptional results. You will be highly experienced with heavily automated plants and will have considerable multi-site experience. A degree / HND or equivalent in an Engineering related subject is also essential. A proven track record of managing large teams and diverse technical and engineering activities is also important.

What Our client Offer:
As an international organisation, they pride themselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. They care about their people and offer an excellent package including a competitive salary, pension and life assurance for all employees. On top of that, they offer a Reward Scheme where you can claim hundreds of discounts and an equipped for life scheme!
If you are as serious about food as they are and ready to help them make a difference, they would like to hear from you.

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