Head of Contracts

Employer
Starfrost
Location
Suffolk
Salary
£75K-£80K + car, benefits, share options
Closing date
28 May 2022

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Job Details

Due to expansion within our Projects Department, we are recruiting a Head of Contracts 

The Role

Leading the planning, management and delivery of engineered contracts (custom engineered equipment) from sales handover to customer sign-off including technical assurance over mechanical and electrical design standards. Effective leadership of multi-discipline team to promote effective communication and cooperation within a strong team culture. The role is challenging, suiting someone who is highly motivated and organised with strong communication skills.

Key Duties

The key duties will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee project execution activities for new equipment projects, engineered spares orders and related customer site service works
  • Support resolution of technical and delivery issues, dealing with escalated customer issues to ensure strong customer relationships
  • Manage resource demands and develop capability through coaching and mentoring across teams
  • Support and develop a skilled and motivated commissioning team
  • Effective management of engineering standards and supporting technical developments
  • Liaise with sales and production teams on design development and embed continuous improvement ethos across all equipment design
  • Ensure best practice and compliance of safety and quality standards
  • Identify and implement improvements in project execution processes

The Candidate

The successful candidate must have:

  • Experience in leadership of industrial engineering / technical functions, demonstration of managing engineering standards and supporting technical developments
  • Proven track record of delivering a portfolio of engineered projects on time and within budget
  • Experience of the Capital Equipment Projects life cycle and a strong understanding of delivering engineered projects into critical environments / production facilities
  • A demonstrated knowledge of working within a customer centric environment, engaging with clients and their engineering teams throughout project delivery
  • Strong engineering focus
  • Experience of team leadership and development
  • Solution oriented, strong problem-solving skills and focus on continuous improvement
  • Qualifications: Engineering degree (mechanical/electrical) or equivalent qualification with significant demonstrable experience.  Desirable: Business management qualifications

An excellent remuneration package is available including:

A competitive salary

Company car/car allowance

Annual leave: 33 days, including bank holidays, enhanced with length of service

Pension: 8% non-contributory pension with option to make additional voluntary contributions

Twice yearly RPI linked salary increases

Professional Development:  biannual reviews on development to encourage career growth

Life Assurance: 6 x annual salary

Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 phoneline offering practical support and access to counsellors

Star Share Ownership Scheme: option to become a company shareholder through pre-tax saving scheme

 

The Company

Starfrost design, manufacture, install and service industrial freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry. Since 1984, we have delivered over 600 equipment installations to customers across more than 55 countries. Our focus is high performance, reliability and innovation.

We are looking for someone to grow with our business and become part of a great team working to deliver first class, quality engineered equipment to our global customer base.

Company

Starfrost is a leading provider of cooling solutions. We design, manufacture, install and service industrial freezing and chilling systems for the global food processing industry. 

Since 1984, Starfrost has been pioneering cooling technology and delivering industrial freezing and chilling equipment to more than 60 countries, across 6 continents of the world. 

Our aim is to create reliable, sustainable freezing and chilling solutions with innovative, intelligent technology. Increasing productivity, reducing energy consumption and improving efficiency are at the centre of the services and equipment we deliver.

We are looking for someone to grow with our business and become part of a great team working to deliver first class, quality engineered equipment to our global customer base.

Find Us
Location
Starfrost (UK) Ltd, Unit 11-12, Craftsmans Way
Lowestoft
suffolk
NR32 3FB
United Kingdom

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