Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you.
As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits.
To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led , resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility , we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact
UK/Ireland Central North West Project Engineer
About the Job
pladis, our recently established global biscuit and confectionery company, has operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. It combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together our iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands. Through pladis we have created a global network which understands local needs well and operates through different geographies, adding value to the communities where we currently reside. We will continue to strengthen our family around the world while supporting equal opportunities and providing a diverse and inclusive environment following the shared culture of our corporate roadmap G0AL21. Our dedication to innovation and quality is our commitment to our consumers.
Achieving the pladis ambition requires us to have the agility and responsiveness to service local market needs, and require us to make best use of our local and global capability and capacity to give us the best possible cost base. The Supply Chain team is responsible for ensuring we act as “one” to meet demand, drive the opportunities to maximise our synergies, prioritising how we spend capital for the good of the business and enabling effective and efficient local operational management of supply and service.
The role of the UK & Ireland Project Engineer is a key role within the Central Project PMO Team, and UK & Ireland Capability Team. The role will be responsible for all aspects of delivery of full lifecycle project engineering for capital projects, including best practice sharing and benchmarking.
To deliver our pladis vision of being a World Class confectionary business requires its Supply Chain to consistently deliver unbeatable service and cost. It is imperative that we manage investment with rigour and discipline, ensuring that cost, time to deliver, Engineering quality and risk are all effectively controlled. We require significant standardisation and optimisation of our project processes, systems, resources and outputs to reduce complexity and maximise the return our investment, and this role is fundamental in delivering this through flawless implementation of capital projects.
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Project Engineering professional to drive standards of excellence across the UK Supply Chain. This is a high-profile central position and will require interaction and collaboration with colleagues across the business to deliver capital projects throughout the up, with key stakeholders being Factory General Managers and Site Engineering Managers. This requires a solid track record of Engineering experience.
Key Role Requirements
Cash capex control, prioritisation & delivery (not accepting of project drift), robust delivery of projects to support the UK business units.
Cover the whole of pladis UK & Ireland, with links to global PMO
Biscuit Industry Specific Skills i.e. build production line, office, build in the innovation coming in ‐ proposing ideas
Would work very closely with factory teams to deliver their investment plan
Project management skills
Key projects at the outset of this role
Take control and ownership of the delivery of projects including budget time plan and technical solution
Review, update key Project delivery tools and templates. Including the integration of these tools into pladis Projects.
Build understanding of UK manufacturing capability.
Key accountabilities & deliverables
Manage the delivery of various capital projects throughout the UK ensuring the complexity, cost, time‐constraints are fully understood and managed.
Continually monitor progress to ensure meeting of specific deadlines.
Responsible for all stages of projects from development through to delivery. including, URS creation, tendering and supplier selection, Resource, time and cost management, Control of contractors with CDM, Contract management, FAT, SAT and formal handback and project closure.
Support project development through Engineering capability as part of full Lifecyle project delivery in the capability function.
Ensure projects are delivered to a high quality of engineering and technical standard
Flawless management of changes to the scope and schedule of the project.
Lead project update meetings, and document project status and issues.
Appraise senior managers and of project status, issues and concerns.
Actively pursue issue resolution, and communicate project status/issues to business stakeholders and operational management.
Possess a robust knowledge of technical and business resources and use them to effectively deliver key projects.
Provide the necessary supporting documentation for the business to evaluate, prioritise and determine the cost effectiveness of initiatives.
Skills & Experience
Experience within manufacturing or engineering.
Experience delivering engineering projects in project engineering position.
Experience within a Blue-Chip Organisation including the ability to positively engage at senior level.
Project Management skills.
Strong engineering thinking.
Qualifications Required Essential Criteria Desirable criteria:
BA ‐ Degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and related work experience (proven track record)
Personal Attributes Required:
Developed strategic thinker able to balance short and long term goals and is comfortable to take risks for the benefit of the business.
Strong engineering skills with attention to delivering sustainable results that exceed customer, sponsor and stakeholder expectations.
Communication skills – verbal and non-verbal with the ability to positively engage, motivate and influence an audience.
Natural networker with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with all types of people within an organisation.
Personal resilience in environments which are open to change and challenge.
The ability to travel (70-100%).
Position banding: LZ3 (With company car)
Location: based in either Aintree, Manchester or Halifax
Document creation date: August 2018
Document Owner Jon Isherwood
pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.
We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List. If you are a recruitment agency and wish to submit candidate to be considered for this vacancy, you must have agreed to, and signed, our terms of business.
We will not accept CVs from any other sources other than those currently on our PSL. We will not pay a fee for any candidate that has not been represented by a provider on our PSL.