Engineering Manager - South East England

Depending on Experience - Food - Manufacturing
Ref: 162 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

Bonfire Recruitment have an excellent opportunity for a Engineering Manager for its retained FMCG client, a well-established and growing food manufacturing business in the South East of England.

Our client has went through a period of significant growth in the past few years and are keen to attract a qualified leader to take this food manufacturing business with an enviable reputation to the next stage with their well-established and recognisable company.

Reporting to the Head of Operations, and being a key member of the site executive team, responsibilities will include:


    •    Leading and managing a team of supervisors and engineers
    •    Monitoring, training and developing a team – multiskilling, succession planning and apprenticeships programmes
    •    Defining and implementing engineering and maintenance strategy
    •    Capex planning
    •    Defining and setting KPIs, measuring the team against them and driving improvements from them
    •    Ensure there are no engineering-related issues which prevent the factory from achieving the production schedule every day
    •    Instilling an improvement culture in the engineering team and helping the rest of the business deliver improvement projects
    •    Designing appropriate PPM schedule, ensuring they’re carried out and follow-ups completed
    •    Identifying maintenance improvement opportunities and developing an action plan to deliver.
    •    Defining and implementing engineering equipment and contractor standards
    •    Negotiating contract and supply costs, ensuring value for money

    •    Maintaining an awareness of technological developments
    •    Managing smaller-scale capex projects
    •    Co-ordinate out-of-production-hours activities and deliver planned work to time/cost/quality requirements
    •    Provide engineering management information, technical information, expertise and support
    •    Budget planning and responsibility
    •    Ensuring compliance – food safety/BRC, hygiene, quality, GMP, SHE


Candidate Requirements :

  • Minimum 5 years practical engineering experience and management.
  • Food factory production / manufacturing experience desired.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Have a desire to make improvements
  • Be collaborative – listen to, and work with other team
  • Be pro-action
  • Have great attention to detail
  • To be able to prioritise, organise and plan and understand the consequences of plans and actions
  • To have a H&S focus



To Apply:

To be considered for this vacancy please click on the apply button, submitting a recent copy of your CV. Following review, if your details are of interest, our lead recruiter will be in contact to discuss further. Due to the high volume of applications for this role, we will not be able to give direct feedback, unless requested,  if you are unsuccessful for shortlisting.


About Bonfire Recruitment :

Bonfire Recruitment has relationships with a selected number of food manufacturers throughout the UK.

We have a strong understanding of how each of our partner sites operate and what type of candidates will suit best for the role.

If you do have any questions on the role please call Melanie Porter directly on 0141 354 1403.


Possible Previous Job Titles :

Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Factory Engineer, Chief Engineer, Site Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, Engineering Team Leader, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Team Leader



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