Focus Management Consultants Limited

Recruitment Specialists for the food and drink industry

Engineering Manager, West Midlands

Location: United Kingdom

County / State: West Midlands

Job type: Permanent

Category: Engineering

Reference: ZEG893905

Consultant: Zoe Gmaj

Start date: Asap

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 per annum


Influential Engineering Manager with some automation experience in food required for flagship factory in the West Midlands.

Job Description

If you love being hands on working with people and driving change on the shop floor, coupled with a real passion for the kit, this is a great place to work...

Firstly the kit - here you will see bespoke automation, not seen in any other factory, designed specifically for the business, you will also see a mix of your more traditional manual lines, depositors, packing kit. The bespoke equipment will bring its own challenges and new ways of thinking, there will be quick wins and long term burners here for you to get your teeth into!

Secondly the team - this Engineering team have seen a bit of change in terms of leadership and management, ("hey where hasn't?!" I hear you say) so they do need a bit of TLC, a strong leader who can show them what they are doing and why, challenge their thought processes and drive improvements. They do have a passion for health and safety and quality, I've seen it first-hand, but they need a hands-on operational manager who can implement and develop best practice through developing others. When we say team, this also includes your managers, and we need someone with the confidence and ability to push back and challenge them too!

This role will report to the Factory Manager and will be responsible for the delivery of KPIs through continuous improvement. You will also ensure maintenance of the fabrication, plant and machinery.


  • Set and manage the Engineering budget
  • Develop, coach and train the team (20+ Engineers)
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement
  • Allocate labour to meet budget
  • Ensure world class manufacturing standards
  • Set, manage, monitor and analyse KPIs
  • Ensure risk assessments are reviewed and safe systems of work implemented
  • Root cause analysis
  • Apply quality procedures and policies
  • Managing a H&S culture

The successful candidate will have a time served apprenticeship or degree / HND in Engineering. We are seeking a strong, hands-on Engineering Manager with a proven track record of managing a team of Engineers in a fast, high throughput food manufacturing setting.

REF. ZEG893905 By Focus Management

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