Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Chief Engineer, Dorset

Location: South West

County / State: Dorset

Job type: Permanent

Category: Engineering

Reference: VAF893486

Consultant: Victoria Forrester

Start date: Asap

Salary: £65,000 - £75,000 per annum plus package


A large, market leading food manufacturing organisation based in Dorset currently require a Chief Engineer to lead their large engineering function.

Job Description

Part of a national food manufacturing group, the business supply all the major food retailers with its branded and own label products from a large complex manufacturing site. It has seen continued growth and positive change over recent years and has a clear strategy going forward. This is an exciting time to join, where you can be part of the future growth and development of the engineering function and overall business.

The Chief Engineer will report directly to the Site General Manager, taking responsibility for a large team, including three Engineering Manager direct reports. This role will focus on developing the engineering function, whilst engaging and empowering the team to deliver improvements. The successful candidate will have a broad remit, taking overall responsibility for Engineering, including managing CAPEX investment and striving towards being ‘best in class’.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Experienced Chief Engineer / Head of Engineering within a large, complex manufacturing processes
  • Experience within the food and drink manufacturing industry
  • Effective leadership and motivational skills with a track record of engaging teams
  • Proven track record of delivering change
  • Calm, methodical approach

If you believe you have the skills and attributes to deliver within this challenging and rewarding position please apply now.

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REF. VAF893486 By Focus Management

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