Advert:

The Role

The Grocery division of Hain Daniels are recruiting a Head of Engineering. This role will be responsible for delivering the vision of the engineering function for non-glass and glass manufacturing. The core focus for this role is to ensure equipment and facilities maintenance is completed to a high standard ensuring machine availability is maximised and all compliance standards are met at all times. This includes the management and timely implementation of permanent corrective actions against all causes of failure and ensuring equipment life is maximised while achieving optimum value for money. Works under the responsibility of this position will also include a range of projects, process improvement, equipment repair, and maintenance including overhauls, installation of machines, tools, and equipment in manufacturing operations

This role will suite someone who has run the engineering team for a scale process orientated manufacturing site, preferable food experience. You will need to live within commutable distance of the site in Histon.

Also, smaller recently acquired site in Newport would also be supported by this individual. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the engineering planned maintenance reliability programme to deliver World Class Engineering
  • The development of a formal system to engage and manage proactive Engineering capabilities across all engineering functions.
  • Providing robust and concise leadership of the reliability/production engineering team.
  • Implementing change to comply with the new site engineering standards.
  • Develop a Planned Preventative Maintenance system to deliver a world class engineering performance and implement with a highly trained engineering function. 
  • Delivering the Engineering reliability to agreed KPI’s, driving continuous improvement within Engineering by challenging existing practices, using OE methodology and managing change effectively.
  • Utilise the PDP process to ensure the reliability team responsibilities are aligned and integrated to achieve World Class Engineering
  • Ensure reliability engineers and production engineers are suitably developed to meet current and future role requirements and develop a succession plan

What you will need for the role / what it will take  

  • Broad  and extensive operational experience
  • Worked in Ambient Food environment at a large complex site with multiple largely automated processes.
  • Has delivered scale capital projects
  • Good understanding of blue chip FMCG environment from a commercial perspective

About Us / what we do:

At our Histon site, our largest single site within the Group, we manufacture ambient sweet spreads and jellies for a host of our grocery brands, including: Hartley's; Gales Honey; and marmalades under our Robertson's, Frank Coopers, Keiller and Rose's brands. We also produce private label products here.

The Hartley’s Jam heritage dates back to 1871, and today we are still Britain’s best loved jam selling enough each year to spread over 500 million pieces of toast. We offer you smooth jams, some ‘with bits’; convenient ‘squeezy’ packs; and our ‘Hartley’s Best’; which is packed with more fruit in an award winning jar.

And we know a thing or 2 about Jelly too. It is the fastest growing market in the UK Ambient Desserts category, and Hartley’s holds pole position. Our jelly tablet capability is unique to our Hartley’s brand. Our innovative ready-to-eat pots offer a quick and convenient snack, and are driving the category forward. Inherently low in fat, we also make sugar-free jellies in both convenient, individual pots, and ‘To-Make’ jellies; 10 Cal pot jellies; and pots with fruit suspended in jelly.

Why join us?

At Hain Daniels we’ve developed a real recipe for success: we create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as ours. At the core of everything we do are our people: without them, we simply wouldn’t be a market-leading food and drink specialist.

The typical Hain Daniels employee is friendly, hard-working and passionate about what they do. And by showing such commitment to us, we reward our team members with a lovely place to work and the chance to achieve their potential; with plenty of opportunities for personal development. We offer generous pay and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.