Maintenance & Facilities Manager

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Maintenance & Facilities Manager will oversee the maintenance of plant, machinery and operational assets of the business to ensure that the business can deliver operationally as required. This will include maintenance, continuous improvement and facilities management of the existing assets, as well as project managing of the delivery of any new asset development supporting the planning and installation in partnership with the Project & CI Manager.

The right candidate for this role will have:

  • Experience of leading an effective planned maintenance programme for a 24/7 business operation. Ability to optimise and develop these programmes to maximise machine uptime
  • A working knowledge of relevant CMMS and Machine OEE systems
  • Knowledge of operations and facilities management with a proven track record of delivery within a pressurised manufacturing environment
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • A proven track record of successfully leading and delivering significant change within the business
  • Good experience in Project Management of capital expenditure projects or significant business re-vamping or IT projects preferably with formal project management training
  • Strong knowledge of IT and experience of IT project implementation
  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement activities to constantly improve the business through efficiencies, increasing productivity
  • Good knowledge of financial management and cost control in an engineering / manufacturing role
  • Strong engineering skills to be able to support the maintenance team with complex issues with the plant
  • A willingness to utilise a ‘hands on’ approach during day-to-day business as required by the team
  • A proven track record of being able to train and develop their team and work colleagues to enhance competencies within the business
  • Experience of good people management and leadership in a complex work environment
  • Analytical skills: Comfortable working with data, tolerant of situations of complexity where not all data is available; conversant with statistical processes
  • Thorough knowledge of mills/factories, modern processes and equipment, automation to ensure challenge of conventional manufacturing processes
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to influence stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a demanding and challenging environment
  • Flexible and adaptable approach in terms of role and work hours
  • Ability to travel to other group sites in within the North West Europe (NWE) division
  • A degree (or time served apprenticeship plus experience) in an engineering, food technology or manufacturing related discipline

This post will include a very attractive benefits package, including a salary to reflect the skills and experience of the successful candidate, company pension scheme, and a corporate cash plan.

How to Apply

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to: by 5:00pm on Friday 15th January 2021.

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.