Location
Newton Abbot
Department
Operations
Advertising Salary
£50,000 - £60,000 dependent on experience
Advert Closing Date
12 Nov 2021

So, what will I be doing?

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Site Leadership Team as Engineering Manager where you will be influential to the engineering business strategic direction and the ongoing development and execution of our site strategy, enhancing and optimising performance through the development of high performing teams whilst supporting and nurturing our cultural journey.

You can inspire and lead teams in an established, distinctive and ambitious food manufacturing company that is committed to making great British food the right way. Forever.

We encourage you to bring your whole self to work; we value diversity and believe that everyone can make a positive impact in an environment where we feel we belong and where we feel we have a future.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring our Co-Owners Health & Safety is put first.
  • Influence and deliver the wider business best practices and strategies as part of the Group Engineering Leadership Team.
  • Contributing to the shaping of the site vision as part of the senior management team (SMT) providing an integrated strategic plan which incorporates all dimensions of people, plant and process development.
  • Provide visionary leadership for the Engineering Team whilst developing a High Performing Team through Apprenticeships and Personal Development Plans that build skills, capabilities and contribution within a culture of engagement and empowerment.
  • Identify and Lead Capital Investment Projects and Budgets for the site that deliver sustainable manufacturing capability and performance.
  • Drive and develop continuous improvement of plant performance, processes and ways of working that support and enable a High Performing Workplace alongside delivering site performance against KPIs and Objectives.
  • Negotiate and optimise service contracts aligned with value adding operational budgetary control and improvements.

Sounds interesting, what do I need?

The important things:

  • Engineering Qualification (HND/Degree).
  • Proven, demonstrable experience within FMCG environments and a track record of delivering sustainable improvements.
  • Excellent Leadership Qualities.
  • Proven ability to set, manage/control revenue and capital budgets.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Techniques.
  • Proven track record of specifying and running medium to large scale projects from conception to completion.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Health & Safety and Environmental compliance and standards.
  • Knowledge of RCM techniques and principles.
Even better if you have:
  • Knowledge of food and dairy principles and processes.
  • The ability to use all aspects of MS Office including MS Project, Smartsheet and SharePoint.
  • Experience of commissioning and installation of machines.
  • Experience of negotiation of service contracts and control of contractors.

Why should I join the family?

We’re independent, British and proud to be making the highest quality yogurts, desserts and ice cream under the Yeo Valley brand and for many of the UK’s major retailers. Operating from four dairies and two logistics centres in Somerset and Devon, we employ over 1700 staff and produce more than 25% of the UK’s packaged yogurt.

We’re sure you don’t need convincing, but there’s a whole host of benefits that we offer including:

  • competitive holiday allowance
  • non-contributory pension scheme
  • life cover
  • healthcare cash back plan
  • cycle to work scheme
  • subsidised Yeo Valley products and services
  • preferential rates with our partners
  • annual bonus (as part of the Employee Benefit Trust, based on company performance for the year)
  • learning and development opportunities; we’re committed to ensuring all of our employees have the chance to grow

Our closing dates are a guide for when the application window should close, although we may close the advert sooner if we can. So, we recommend you get your application in straight away – and don’t miss the opportunity to join us!

Unfortunately, we’re not able to provide employment sponsorship to candidates at this moment in time.

Please note that Yeo Valley do not accept speculative agency applications; we will only accept applications from preferred suppliers that have been submitted to us via our recruitment portal at the point of instruction.

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