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Director of Engineering - Dairy Category

Neenah, WI

Posted: 03/07/2019 Discipline: Engineering Job Number: 8426 Industry: Dairy

Title: Director of Engineering - Dairy Category         Location: Neenah, WI            

Mission:  Our client, a producer of premium dairy products, is looking for a Director of Engineering. This person will be responsible      for strategies and objectives for the engineering group. He/she will work with key leadership to develop and implement projects, programs, policies and processes which support the accomplishment of strategic and operational plans. The incumbent provides direction to their team in the interpretation and channeling of available resources toward the achievement of the identified strategic and annual objectives.

Compensation/Benefits:                                                       

Competitive 6 figure salary / Bonus opportunity

Paid holidays / Vacation Time

Retirement Benefits

Medical / Dental / Vision

Relocation Available

Expected Outcomes:

Assure compliance and improvements to food safety management system and employee safety initiatives

Execute the People Development process to ensure continuity in key positions

Execute engineering recommendations in conformance with all regulatory requirements

Ensure engineering team actively responds to requests from Operations for equipment issues / failures

Recommend ideas to reduce our bottom-line cost of operations, which includes yield / loss of ingredients

Responsible for the achievement of the engineering performance metrics

Prepare budgets, negotiate bids and contracts and recommend options based on outlined capital expenditure projects

Active participant in the annual budgeting activities

Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of project specifications and procedures

Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services

Review, recommend and approve contracts and cost estimates for contractors and outside services

Flexibility in hours - some weekend/holiday work may be required

Competencies/Culture:                                                                     

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

Prior experience with process control and automation

7+ years of engineering leadership experience in a food or beverage processing environment

Experience in the dairy category desired but not necessary

Ability to work collaboratively

Prior experience in developing and executing multimillion dollar building construction

Computer skills to include MS Office applications  

Rob Navarro
Sr. Recruiting Consultant at Kinsa Group

Rob has 9 years of leadership experience in the Foodservice industry in addition to 10 years of experience in the Recruiting and Staffing industry, with the last 5 of those years at Kinsa. If you’re seeking a new job, let him put his food and beverage industry network connections to work for you!

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