Mars UK • United Kingdom

Engineering Director

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Engineering Director

Birstall, Leeds

Our Engineering Director is accountable for safety, quality and performance of all equipment and technical systems on site In short term as well as In long term perspective. Meanwhile Engineering Director Is accountable for capital projects execution on site. The Engineering director contributes to long term site development by leading site master planning process.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in engineering management (maintenance, industrial, services, E&A), preferably in the FMCG sector

  • Proven track record of people management and development with a minimum five years of line management experience

  • Demonstrable experience and delivery with MSE methodologies

    Experience in managing major capital investment projects

  • Demonstrable knowledge of legislative and regulatory standards relevant to role

  • Budgetary management experience (>€2m maintenance, >€4m capital investment)

  • Track record of successful team leadership & engagement

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Leadership of the engineering team, including 7 direct reports and 29 indirect reports (LM2).

  • Accountable for leading development, succession planning and performance management across the engineering team with a strong focus on building engineering capability around business and site needs.

  • Site sponsor for engineering apprenticeship program with accountability for recruitment and development of apprentices.

    Responsible for legislative, regulatory, and business compliance in respect of safety and quality.

  • Accountable for maintenance of all factory assets including manufacturing equipment, industrial services, and IT infrastructure. Asset management includes management of equipment obsolescence through the sites base case investment strategy.

  • Management of the maintenance budget (c.€3.3m) including budget setting, forecasting and delivery.

    PM Pillar lead with accountability for PM deployment aligned to business and site priorities.

  • Accountable for the site investment masterplan working closely with the regional engineering and R&D teams to support business objectives including sustainability, new product/packaging development and performance optimisation.

  • Management of the capital investment budget (c.€5m YoY) including budget setting, forecasting and delivery.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented associates, all guided by The Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

  • [Insert any additional market/role specific benefits that the candidate might be interested in]

Find out more about what Mars can offer you by visiting our Global Careers site.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
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