Head of Engineering

Recruiter
Easy Web Recruitment
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
30 Nov 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Head of Engineering

They want to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone. Their ambition is to become the leading home improvement company. To deliver their ambition, they need to become ONE company, which they will do by building on the already strong local identities, teams and communities across all our retail brands and functions. They are investing in working better together, to make the most of their scale and to better serve their customers.

They are creating a new function; their Offer & Supply Chain team will be using their global buying power to source all their products more cost-effectively and in the same way from a wide range of international suppliers. With greater control over their supply chain, they can set prices consistently across all their brands using the insight and expertise of their people, with less influence from suppliers or local markets.

Offer & Supply Chain will mean that for the first time ever they're selling the same unified ranges across all nine Operating Companies, while investing in their own unique and exclusive products.

Position: Head of Engineering
Location: Paddington Office (London) or their Lille Office (France)
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £Competitive
Benefits package includes: Competitive Salary, Pension, Annual Bonus scheme, Holiday entitlement and a number of other benefits. More information will be given on our benefits package after application.

About the role:

They are currently on the lookout for a Head of Engineering to join this function. They are looking for talented engineers who have operated and managed within an international retail environment. They are engaged in developing products to change the industry on many levels and this is based on objectives around solution and function for their customers whilst still being subjective on form and style. Based on this, their design and engineering teams will lead the way.

Your role will be to develop investment strategies for new products and execute rollout and improvement projects based on factors such as cost improvement, capacity, compliance among others. You will be responsible for delivering technical support on complex quality issues and process problems. You will partner with their Operating Companies to deliver BP Commitments and deliver agreed KPI's You will oversee the control of budgets for the engineering function and agreed projects and making sure delivery of local project portfolio management. You will deliver know how and support strategic decision for the product development team and lead the engineering group, performance and development management.

About you:

- Strong Engineering background within a commercial environment
- Strong Knowledge of the design process
- Strong Understanding of CMF
- Strong Project Management Skills
- Good Material performance knowledge within electronics, metal, plastics
- Good Computer-Aided Design and Drafting skills (Solid Works Preferred)
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office is required
- An Understanding of the French language both written and spoken would be desirable
- Ability to influence senior stakeholders within the business

You may have experience of the following: Head of Engineering, Engineering Manager, Chartered Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Senior Electrical Engineer, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.
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