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Automation Manager

Silven Recruitment Limited
South Wales
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Engineering, Other Job Function
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Automation Manager


South Wales


Job Reference: GG/16055



This is an opportunity to join a leader in the food industry and play a key role in their development by leading the Automation agenda across 2 sites in South Wales.


The Role

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive automation strategy aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead evaluation, selection, and implementation of PLC-based automation solutions.
  • Oversee design, deployment, and maintenance of IT systems supporting automation initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify automation opportunities and define project requirements.
  • Build and lead a team of automation engineers, providing mentorship and support.
  • Manage factory automation IT/network infrastructure and support group IT services.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement in automation initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, standards, and industry best practices.
  • Develop and manage the automation department budget effectively.


The Candidate

  • A relevant degree
  • PLC certified training (Siemens / Allen Bradley) preferred.
  • Experience in manufacturing automation.
  • Strong technical expertise in PLC programming, control systems design, and IT infrastructure management.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and safety standards in food manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in driving automation initiatives.
  • Experience in budget management and implementing change.


Next Steps

If you feel you fit the brief for this opportunity and would like to take on a new challenge with an exciting business, contact Gilbert Gregory at Silven Recruitment on 02037943983 or 07487732962 or quoting reference GG/16055.


The Silven team is full of passionate, committed and personable people, who have built their careers recruiting into their specialist markets.

We’ve developed many long standing client and candidate relationships along the way; mainly because we delight in helping companies to realise their plans and in assisting candidates to advance their careers.

If you are a client or candidate seeking advice and a service based on experience and knowledge of your market, we’d love to hear from you. Contacting us could be the best thing you do today.

Company info
0845 0036872
Clarence House
4 Clarence Street
Greater Manchester
M2 4DW

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