Job location(s): Wolverhampton, UK (WV9 5EU)
Cargill’s European poultry business is a leading supplier of food products to retail, foods service and food manufacturing customers in both European and global markets. By combining global market knowledge and experience with local market understanding and insight, Cargill’s European poultry business is committed to expanding its business and markets through innovation, and by creating real customer and consumer value in its products and services.
The Maintenance & Reliability Manager will have the exciting opportunity as part of the leadership team, to lead a team of talented engineers and craftspeople, in the ongoing pursuit of reliability excellence and proactive maintenance. The role will focus on longer term asset uptime as much as previous causes of downtime. Due to the facilities customer base of Quick Service Restaurants, whom brand protection and assured supply are critical to, reliability of the factories assets are fundamental to on going success of the business. The position holder will need to be highly collaborative to work with Operations, Technical, Finance and HR to effectively serve our customers and create a culture focused on employee safety, accountability and fulfilment.
Champion process safety management activities at the site, support compliance with the occupational health and safety program
Hold employees accountable for keeping themselves and colleagues safe at all times, actively work with the rest of the site to prevent and eliminate potential safety hazards
Ensure the effective and efficient maintenance of the facility with a culture of continuous improvement
Provide planning to ensure the reliability of the plant by utilizing predictive and preventative maintenance programs
Develop maintenance budgets and manager expenditure appropriately, lead the development of the five year capital plan for the factory
Develop and monitor departmental and site level performance measures; focus areas will be around asset health, PM completion, training completion and asset uptime
Create an environment where all employees are active contributors in the team
Develop leadership skills in the Engineering Team Leads and technical skills across the whole department
Hold people accountable to expectations, recognize and celebrate success and actively challenge people to achieve more than they thought possible
Ensure an inclusive and engaged workforce, equipped with the right skillset of precision maintenance ready for succession and promotion
In collaboration with finance and the site lead, develop an annual site budget and measure actual against the budget
Relevant Bachelors /Masters (or equivalent qualification) in; Reliability & Maintenance, Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering, E&I Engineering or qualified by extensive experience and a HNC/HND
Strong believer and promotor of a safety culture (IOSH/ NEBOSH) is preferred
Proven experience in a maintenance/ engineering leadership position with people management responsibility, ideally from a Food manufacturing background – other industries will be considered
Sound communication and influencing skills, able to communicate clear objectives to team members, provide feedback and suggest performance improvements
An engaging, positive and strong leader with a ‘can do’ mentality, who can solve problems
Comfortable with change and ambiguity and able to prioritise effectively
Data driven with a continuous improvement mentality, formal knowledge and use of CI tools would be an advantage
Knowledge and experience of budgeting and cost control
Knowledge of understanding of CDM 2015, PUWER 1998
In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest private companies in the world.
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Our usual recruitment process is as follows; candidates meeting the criteria will be invited to a telephone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team. If this is successful you will be invited to a further interview with the Hiring Manager and members of the hiring team. For some of our positions a final interview will also be needed.
Maintenance and Reliability