Engineering Manager

Arla Foods
North Tawton
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineering & Maintenance Manager, Taw Valley

Do you want to be part of a value-added business where you can improve performance and results in a dedicated team? Then the position of Maintenance & Engineering Manager at the award-winning Taw Valley creamery which manufactures both own label and branded cheese for the major UK retailers, is the one for you.

At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world's favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Cravendale®, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Tickler® - names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 4,000 UK and 19,000 global employees at the heart of it. Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.

Operational Leader

Managing a team of 5 Team Leaders and Maintenance Technicians you will drive and delivers the people agenda within own department. You and your team will ensure maintenance and optimal efficiency of the production plant, equipment, facilities and systems and ensure that the site complies with Arla Foods engineering specific standards and policies as well as the applicable law.

Working collaboratively with the production managers on site to ensure high performance in all areas. You will manage and document maintenance activities ensuring quick responses in recovering production facilities in case of breakdown. You will prepare, negotiate and manage contracts with service providers in accordance with applicable policies and deliver input relating to investment needs for the site. In addition, you will participate actively in and contribute to global maintenance forums to ensure alignment and learning between sites.

We are looking for someone who gets the best out of others, who will lead, coach, motivate and inspire people to perform on a day-to-day basis. Above all, you will strive to drive continuous improvement at all times by taking an innovative, creative approach and using your imagination and experience to develop ways of making things better.

Join our Award Winning Team

The successful candidate will have experience in a maintenance management role gained within a fast moving manufacturing environment, preferably food. You will have a strong aptitude for financial control and previous experience of managing budgets and an understanding in support of the site maintenance forecast and project management.

Recognised as a leader of people, you will have a proven track record of coaching and developing others and delivering results through your team. An understanding of continuous improvement and lean methodologies is desirable. This is a senior position on site with the potential for future progression to site directorship and therefore it is essential that the successful candidate has the proven ability to influence the site and management team.

In return you can expect a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work for a forward thinking, progressive organisation that recognises and rewards talent.


Please apply as soon as possible but no later than 23rd January 2018 We look forward to hearing from you.

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