This is an exciting opportunity – working as Head of Engineering within a market-leading fresh meat processor based in Ireland.
As Head of Engineering, you are fully in charge of all engineering operations. Senior Leaders in the business look to you to ensure that the engineering function runs smoothly on time, within budget, adhering to quality standards, in full regulatory compliance. You will drive safety, quality, delivery, productivity, compliance and regulatory requirements and cost improvements that will add value to the site. Effective Project management is an essential part of this role.
The company looks to you to be a trusted, decisive, high performing, customer-focused, quality managing, cost-conscious and employee-empowering leader.You will balance taking control on occasions that need such an approach, but often you will lead through your team to give them the confidence to make decisions within parameters that are relevant to their role, their skill set, their experience and their potential while always remaining fully accountable for your function.
As Head of Engineering, you will carefully balance the need to motivate your team with the need to implement senior management decisions and initiatives, not all of which will be popular. You will stay abreast of leading and cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices.
You will work closely and collaboratively with the Production and Quality functions and other support functions across the business to ensure the production element of the supply chain is always optimised. You will also be responsible and fully accountable for all day to day, week to week engineering KPI, targets and plans.
We are looking for a candidate that ideally has engineering and management experience within the live food sector.
This really is a fantastic company to work for and career progression opportunities are endless!
· Degree or higher in relevant 3rd level, engineering
· 5 – 6 years middle to senior level experience of which at least three will have been at senior management level
· 5+ years' experience in the Live Food Operations sector
· Able to motivate and get the best out of a team.
· Ability to operate effectively in an agile and fast-moving environment
· Can effectively communicate with technical and non-technical audiences.
· Strong skills as a negotiator to reach consensus, alignment, and commitment with people.
· Sound organisation and time management skills.
Salary Circa €80,000 - €90,000 + Depending on experience + 10 % bonus, pension and benefits.
Please email your CV to Claire Morgan, Global Recruitment Director - admin@agriRS.co.uk
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