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Divisional Head of Engineering

2 Sisters Food Group
Home Based with Nationwide Travel
Dependent on Experience
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Food Manufacturing

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Divisional Head of Engineering

Homebased: extensive UK travel to 2SFG Sites

2 Sisters Food Group is recruiting a Divisional Head of Engineering for the UK Poultry Division to drive standards and improvements across our 8 manufacturing sites. This position forms part of Operational Leadership Team for Division as the Lead for the Operational Engineering Function.

The business is making significant investments in people, systems and equipment to ensure we are future proof, and you’ll play a key part in ensuring the business has the skills to meet these needs.

As a result, this opportunity will give the right person the opportunity to make real changes and improvements. The position will suit someone with multi-site experience and who has a proven track record of Leading and developing Operational Engineering as a function.


The Head of Engineering will report into the Capital Project and Engineering Director and be responsible for; providing leadership to the Engineering Functions at the sites, developing an appropriate culture to improve engagement, cost focus and sustainable operational reliability and performance in support of Operations.

The key outputs include:

  • Delivery of a targeted and sustainable plan within agreed cost, quality, service and carbon reduction parameters.
  • Ensure that Engineering functions, are conducted in manner which fully complies with health and safety, quality, environmental and Company policies.
  • Develop and implement medium- and long-term strategies for Engineering in line with the overall Divisional and Group strategies working closely with colleagues from all functions - Technical, Operations, Health & Safety, Process and Projects
  • Lead and mentor the Site Engineering teams to develop the competence and capability required to support Operations, and the Technologies we will employ in the future.
  • Be visible to sites & build strong working relationships with the Operational Leadership Team – Site Directors, Ops Director, H&S, Technical, Finance.
  • Drive the continued evolution and sustainability of the newly established CMMS system, continual audit of Downtime. – Div KPI
  • Ownership and development of the Engineering Resource Pipeline for the Division – Succession Planning, Apprenticeship Programme, Graduate Programme.
  • Develop and continually audit accurate R&M budgets with each site. – Div KPI
  • Develop and continually audit accurate Engineering Stocks with each site. – Div KPI
  • Support the sites with review and development of the annual “Lights on” Capex budget.
  • Manage and review all external OEM maintenance contracts with the Site Teams.


  • Long standing experience in a senior engineering position, across multiple sites.
  • Experience manufacturing is essential.
  • Food manufacturing desirable
  • Experience within a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of implementing structured engineering plans and systems
  • Excellent H&S knowledge
  • Utilities and services knowledge


When you join 2 Sisters, you will become part of the UK’s largest food manufacturer with ambitious plans and as such you can look forward to working with a whole bunch of talented colleagues with a shared passion for quality, service and most importantly food.

UK Poultry represents more than half of 2 Sisters’ business by sales. The division employs over 9,000 people working in a chilled environment to process poultry products which are then marketed to UK consumers via major retailers.

2 Sisters Food Group is one of the UK’s biggest food manufacturers providing great tasting products to the nation, from chicken to cookies and pizza to pies!

With over 20 sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, you have the opportunity and flexibility to pick your ideal location.

We employ over 18,000 staff, all of whom have the opportunity to progress as we focus on promoting from within and you can be part of that too.

Knowing that our business is only as good as the people we employ, we ensure that we invest in people like you to enhance skills and professional development.


We are one of British business's most compelling success stories of the past 20 years. More than 13,000 colleagues drawn from 36 nationalities help to make a mind-boggling array of some of the finest food in Britain - From poultry to pizza, from ready meals to ranges of soup. We started out from very humble beginnings in the early 1990s, and from there 2 Sisters has grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe, producing great quality, great value food.




We have a strong UK presence in poultry, chilled and bakery food categories. We are also committed to delivering the highest quality products to the British public and to our retail and food service customers. Our customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison's, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Waitrose.


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