Engineering Manager

Michael Page Engineering & Manufacturing
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

You have the chance to join a well established company as the Engineering Manager where you will be working as part of the senior leadership team & as such will contribute to the development & implementation of strategic initiatives, continuous improvement & capital expenditure projects.

Client Details

This company are industry leaders & are looking to continue their market success through driving innovation & continuous improvement. They manufacture an array of different complex products & supply into the FMCG & regulated market. This Engineering Manager position, based in Oxfordshire, is an important role to this business & will be instrumental in driving engineering best practice.


As the Engineering Manager you will be responsible for leading, inspiring & developing the site engineering & maintenance teams to ensure consistent engineering practices. You will also be involved in developing & implementing the strategic engineering & continuous improvement projects across the site, required to deliver the sales & operations production plans.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Attend daily production meetings, and ensure available engineering resources are targeted at the business priorities.
  • To be responsible for Maintenance, Tooling, Project management & Continuous Improvement activity
  • Lead and develop the team in delivering cost effective engineering, maintenance, technical support & improvements to all areas on the site.
  • To liaise & champion cross functional teamwork throughout the teams.
  • Sustain and constantly improve on engineering and production based metrics.
  • Develop, monitor and report key performance indicators across all areas to identify for trends & Continuous Improvement opportunity.
  • Planning, scheduling, forecasting, and balancing engineering resources to ensure service levels to production are maintained at all times
  • Promote lean manufacturing, total preventative maintenance and improvement projects
  • Conduct Briefings providing feedback on KPIs and other relevant information & data.
  • To produce monthly reports that detail maintenance accomplishments in the areas of safety corrective actions & improvements, PMs, request for maintenance and improvement projects monitoring and trending to identify & highlight improvement areas.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant health & safety legislation.
  • Manage capital investment & delivery of these projects.
  • Assist in developing annual budgets and project proposals.
  • Helping to reduce waste & assist in cost saving with site spares & repairs.
  • To ensure that permanent and effective corrective action is taken as a result of any quality, safety or production concern.
  • When appropriate, to train employees in any new or revised processes.
  • Working with the facilities and projects manager develop company wide engineering / facilities standards then to apply and enforce them locally.
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required.
  • Ensuring Health and Safety disciplines defined in the company Health and Safety policy document are followed and enforced.


An Engineering Manager with experience leading a cross functional team within a complex FMCG/regulated manufacturing environment (ideally Pharmaceuticals or Medical) with:

  • Ideally a degree qualification in a engineering/technical discipline
  • Lean manufacturing to include TPM within a high volume automated manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of Process improvements using six sigma methodology
  • Strong electro / mechanical engineering background with in some knowledge of control systems
  • The ability to drive performance through KPIs & analysis
  • Demonstrable ability to lead, acknowledge, develop, communicate & implement change / strategies in a team environment
  • Ability to maximise plant output & efficiency and balance those decisions with GMP, safety, product quality and cost issues
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Job Offer

Competitive Salary & Package

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