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Engineering Manager

Derby, Derbyshire
Competitive Salary
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Engineering Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the Engineering team at Greggs as Engineering Manager at our future state-of-the-art site in Derby. This role offers a unique opportunity to be part of the projects team during the construction phase, before stepping into the Engineering Manager position as the site opens and grows.

We are seeking a talented candidate who can develop and manage Engineering resources to ensure our assets meet the needs of the business, while also ensuring legal compliance of our facilities and assets. Additionally, you will play a vital role in driving continuous improvement across the Engineering function in areas such as plant and facilities maintenance, hygiene, safety, food safety, and people management.

We can offer you:

  • 25 days (5 weeks) annual leave, pro-rated, increasing with service (in addition to bank holidays), plus 1 additional floating day

  • Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 12.5% of your salary

  • Profit share: We want everyone to share in the success of the business, so we distribute 10% of our profits to all our employees who have at least 6-month service, or more, each year

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme

  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages

  • Defined contribution management pension scheme

  • Death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year's salary

  • Colleague discount, up to 50% off our own-produced products

  • Share save schemes that let you buy discounted Greggs shares, by saving a set amount of money over a fixed time, to have an even bigger share of our profits

  • Career progression and learning and development

  • Employee Assistance Programme; A free, confidential helpline, offering advice and support with financial, relationship, work-related and wellbeing issues, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Including a mobile app providing a range of wellness content on physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing

  • Perks and savings, such as digital gift card discounts, online cashback, in-store and online coupons and lifestyle offers

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • A company who cares about our communities; the environment and being a better business! Click here to read about The Greggs Pledge

  • Colleague Networks - internal groups where colleagues and their allies can share their own experiences, offer feedback on the way we do things at Greggs, and provide support to one another

About the role

  • This is a full-time role, however flexibility in this will be considered
  • We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role
  • The base location for this role is Derby

What you'll do

  • Project manage key parts of the site build, with a key focus on site infrastructure, automation, and installation of the first production line alongside the Greggs Central Engineering projects team.
  • The site has been developed to enable a scalable model for the manufacturing elements with future provision for the expansion of the Greggs manufacturing capability. A key element of the role will be the further development of the facility over the coming years to implement the manufacturing required to support the Greggs growth strategy. The engineering manager will play a key role in the implementation of this strategy so strong project management skills and strategic vision are essential.
  • Engage, Recruit, train, mentor and manage the new site engineering team from the bottom up to ensure the site complies with all Greggs standards and pledge commitment while also bringing new ideas and industry best practice to make this facility truly state of the art in every sense.
  • Develop and embed a forward thinking, collaborative and supportive culture where the whole team plays a part in the performance of the facility while taking individual accountability.
  • Develop and manage the overall engineering and maintenance strategy for the new site as a Greggs centre of excellence for manufacturing and distribution ensuring all strategies and policies align with the Greggs pledge and strategic vision.
  • Manage the on-going Engineering Aspects of Legal Compliance for Site Facilities & Assets, Safety-Health-Environment and Food Safety as well as delivering Excellence in Managing our Assets - Implement Supply Chain Maintenance Strategy, establish asset performance standards, continuously monitor and improve the performance of assets, ensure assets can produce quality products.
  • Manage Capital Projects as Required by the Business - Plan, organise and deliver local projects to Group standards in line with Cost-Schedule-Performance requirements and in line with New Equipment Introduction process.
  • Manage, monitor and champion Effective and efficient use of Utilities - Monitor and promote minimal use of utilities and manage supply risks working alongside the Group services and utilities engineer with a culture of continuous improvement in all areas.

About you

You will fit right into this role if you:

  • Are a progressive, forward thinking Engineering leader with clear strategic vision and great people skills. The site is a fantastic opportunity for the right engineering leader to set a clear vision of what good looks like and develop a high performing engineering function from scratch in a state of the art facility.
  • Have a successful FMCG Engineering Manager track record - multi site experience would also be an advantage for further progression.
  • Are commercially astute with a thorough understanding of managing large budgets and performance metrics in an FMCG environment with continuous improvement at the forefront of your thinking.
  • Are an outstanding leader and problem solver, capable of identifying and rectifying the root cause of the issue with a permanent solution
  • Have experience of leading and coaching Engineering Technicians to unlock and develop the potential of the personnel working within your teams and the site as a whole.
  • Have a well-developed understanding of the interdependencies and interconnected cross functional nature of a large scale food manufacturing and distribution environment. SLT level experience is advantageous.
  • Are IT literate with good level of competence in key Microsoft packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) MS project and AutoCad knowledge would be advantageous
  • Have a record of accomplishment of leading & improving safety within an Engineering function. A formal health and safety qualification would be an advantage.
  • Have a minimum 5 years management experience in a FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) or similar manufacturing business.
  • Have a record of accomplishment of delivering performance improvement and cost reduction.
  • Have experience of development, design and implementation of incremental capital projects on a large scale
  • Have experience of delivering local capital projects
  • Have an HNC or higher in an engineering discipline, or appropriate experience at a suitable level, coupled with appropriate real world experience in complex manufacturing environments.
  • A thorough understanding of frozen automated storage and picking systems and a strong background in distribution would be advantageous
  • Want to develop and are ready to work alongside some great people and have lots of fun on your Greggs journey!

Some UK or international travel may be required to visit suppliers or other sites therefore a full UK driving licence would be required for this role.

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other. We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views. We'll make sure you have the skills and knowledge you need to have a great career with us.


We love what we do and we have fun! It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we'd love you to join the team.

Our people are what makes us successful. Whether you're looking for a career or a job to fit around your life commitments, we aim to provide all our people with a great place to work, where you will feel valued and have the opportunity to fulfil your potential. ​


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