Engineering Manager Future Technologies // Food // Zuid-Holland // 10+ years experience

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SIRE® is the market leader in Life Sciences recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continuous innovation. We like technology, in a Life Sciences market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!Our client is a professional FMCG organisation, based in Zuid-Holland Netherlands.

The Company

This client is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations.They are a global food company operating in 95 markets with more than 30bn consumer touch points with their products every year. Still, they have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes them fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for their products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. They take quality seriously and around the world they taste products every 30 seconds. They take their consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of their new innovations before they hit the shelves.

Role Description

As a member in the Global Engineering organisation responsible to lead the engineering design team to define and shape future proof, flexible and sustainable product packaging equipment.

The role is also responsible to define and shape global utilities assets to render them more sustainable and cost efficient.


- Source and coordinate with key OEM suppliers and the design team the development of innovative packaging solutions to be in line with future looking Packaging strategy
- Develop together with the OEMs New Packaging Machinery Technology solutions in response to the strategy and assessing the fit/impact with current operations.
- Defining performance standards and criteria for the optimal operating framework of the equipment
- Support packaging community in agreed innovation projects facilitating the development of agreed standardised solutions when new machinery is required in line with packing technology roadmap
- Driving the machinery convergence program within agreed technology platforms including maintaining a database of best practice machinery, suppliers and packing hall configurations. Additionally, identifying areas of synergy and leveraging best practice and scale.
- Development of aligned packaging integration with pack machinery specifications to ensure compliance with the Quality standards for product and pack
- Generate capital estimate and feasibility studies, including timings, based on an understanding of conversion cost drivers and technologies including cost modelling of machine/material solutions
- Undertake technology supplier evaluations in support of defining the technology supply base including scouting for New Packaging technology which will provide competitive advantage for and be in line with its Sustainability objectives
- Develop understanding of the machine / material interfaces, ensuring optimum solutions are delivered allowing flexibility in supply chain network
- Be the link between the engineering design team and other functions in the organization to ensure a seamless introduction of consumer relevant and flexible packaging equipment solutions into the supply chain network


- 10+ Years in FMCG or related Industry
- Operated at senior project manager level
- Fulfilled a variety of engineering and supply chain projects with track record of delivery
- Project engineering / management experience
- Leadership skills in Engineering with ability to handle complex multi-site projects
- Carrying the responsibility for project successes and providing strong direction for the teams
- Excellent communication and co-ordination skills (both verbal and written).
- Flexibility to travel intra- and inter-continentally

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Ria Bos.

SIRE Life Sciences®

Amsterdam, (Netherlands)

Phone: +31 (0)20 658 9800

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Company Profile

9 July 2019
Location: Netherlands Zuid-Holland Zuid-Holland
Salary: Competitive Salary
Work type:
Full time
Life Sciences

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