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Head of Engineering

Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Food Manufacturing

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Head of Engineering
Food Manufacturing
Highly competitive package

Are you an experienced and innovative Engineering manager with a passion for food manufacturing? Do you have the skills and vision to lead a team of engineers and technicians in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are working with a leading food manufacturing company with a reputation for quality, innovation and sustainability.

They produce a range of products for the retail and food service sectors, using state-of-the-art equipment and processes.

We are looking for a Head of Engineering to join the senior management team and oversee all aspects of engineering and Projects across the business.

As the Head of Engineering, you will be responsible for:
  • Development of maintenance management systems with a focus on asset maintenance
  • Train and develop the engineering team to maximise the effectiveness of plant and processes
  • Root Cause Analysis and proposals to enhance engineering performance = focus on diagnostic skills
  • Project development leadership
  • Implement improvements and drive initiatives to ensure maximum effectiveness
  • Capex project and contractor management
  • Full management and accountability for all site services
  • Build a positive engineering environment and be familiar with plant layout and equipment.
  • Maintain safe production processes in respect of personal & food safety.
  • Plan and oversee all aspects of routine engineering operations via the Engineering Manager and on all project matters via the Project Engineer.
  • Ensure all projects are transferred fully to the maintenance and production teams
  • Develop the team through SMART Objectives, review, PDP's etc.

To be successful in this role, you will need

Extensive experience in engineering management in the food manufacturing industry or a similar sector

Proven track record of delivering engineering projects on time, within budget and to specification

Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
A passion for food manufacturing and a commitment to quality, innovation and sustainability

If you are interested in this role, please apply online with your CV or reach out directly to for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you!


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.


Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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