Head of Engineering

DR Newitt
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Food Manufacturing
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Are you a Senior Engineering professional looking for your next challenge within the FMCG sector?

Currently I am working with a locally renowned manufacturing business, who are part of a much larger group of multiple sites across the UK supplying major retailers and restaurant chains across the country.


We are looking to add a new Head of Engineering to the department who can grow, mentor, coach and develop an energetic but youthful Engineering department. This role would be responsible for a team of 36 individuals total.

Responsibility for implementing and achieving engineering strategy and strategic operational goals. To exceed customer expectations, both internal and external, for product development, quality, cost and delivery, maximising efficiency, optimising and driving engineering excellence.

Work closely with internal and external key stakeholders, customer service, manufacturing, sales and customers regarding technical support of their activities.

Responsible for all areas of the Engineering function and quality of service delivery, striving for best in class products and business practices to deliver to the customer’s expectations, managing teams and projects across the business.

Provide clear leadership and vision, inspire and motivate staff to achieve excellence and mentor them as they develop new skills.

Drive Key Performance Indicators across all areas of the Engineering function to ensure that all projects are delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards.

Ensure Health, Safety and Environmental issues are prioritised and facilitate, direct and drive implementation of Lean Business strategy and drive Continuous Improvement across all engineering related areas of the business


Monday to Friday, with flexibility required for out of hours work depending on business demands


For this role we are looking to offer up to £75,000 with a car allowance of £500 per month.

If this role would be initially of interest, please apply, and Alex Williams will give you a call to discuss your application in more detail.



Job vacancies from DR Newitt DR Newitt provide recruitment services to the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Worldwide FMCG market, including manufacturing, engineering and technical jobs. Established as a recruitment agency in 2002, DR Newitt’s experience of working with customers in these core markets enables us to be a key partner in the job supply chain.DR Newitt delivers permanent, contract and interim recruitment services via specialist divisions for:

  • Executive Management Jobs
  • FMCG Jobs
  • Food Jobs
  • Engineering Jobs
  • Manufacturing Jobs
  • Jobs in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
  • Scottish Jobs

For your perfect job, call or email us

Edinburgh Office 0131 226 5060 

Manchester Office 0161 833 0181

Email us your CV to register@drnewitt.com


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0131 226 5060
38 Melville Street

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