Associate Engineering Technology Leader

  • Kellogg Company
  • Manchester, UK
  • May 08, 2020
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Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.
As the number one most trusted food and drink brand in the UK and the 3rd most reputable food and drink brand in Europe we have much to be proud of. We have a huge portfolio of over 1,600 tasty foods which includes iconic brands such as Corn Flakes, Special K, Pringles, and Crunchy Nut.
We also believe that our competitive advantage comes from our people. We say it often, because it is true. Our K Values are part of our DNA -we are a company with a heart and soul, and our people care just as much. Our talented teams are encouraged to bring their best selves to work each day.
Kellogg is a diverse Employer, a gold member of the Lead Network, dedicated to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European retail & FMCG value chain and committed to reaching 50:50 gender representation for all Leadership level roles by 2025.
Flexible working will mean different things to you based on your personal needs, the requirements of your role and how this supports you in achieving your goals at both work and home. We offer a range of options to work flexibly and conversations about flexible working are welcomed so please feel free to discuss at your interview.
We are also hugely committed to the communities that we work in and strive to give back as our founder did - you’ll see this in the school breakfast clubs programme and volunteering activities that we encourage all our employees to participate in.
A career with us is exciting. Our modern and collaborative workspace and inclusive culture at our offices in Media City Manchester / Dublin Airport Central reflects that.
Apply and come join our team!

As an Associate Engineering Technology Leader, you will provide the necessary direction and leadership to ensure technical success and performance within your allocated projects. In this role you will play a major part in the decision making, breakthrough development, standardisation, and continuous improvement for the selected equipment and technologies implemented across our manufacturing sites in Europe.
You would operate as part of a centralized engineering team, delivering capital projects across all Kellogg’s European sites (UK, Belgium, Poland and Spain). Due to the nature of the role, flowing to the work will be essential, therefore the role can be based in either of our Engineering offices in Media City Manchester UK or Mechelen, Belgium, (relocation package is not available).
The role is best suited to individuals with a passion for Packing/Process Equipment, and Technology Development, and with a mind-set and drive for continuous improvement.
  • Develop and Implement a Technology Masterplan for the Category Business Unit to support the Growth and Innovation Masterplan.
  • Continually improve the installed Area Technology base to create incremental Supply Chain Opportunities to drive business results (e.g. COGS, enhanced performance/ rate, increased standards/ flexibility, new transformations/ technology)
  • Create and Develop an Area Technology Masterplan that is aligned to the Global Platform Technology Masterplans delivering winning solutions that improve Quality and Cost
  • Identify industry trends and benchmark against competition and equipment that will better meet the Category Business Goals leveraging academia and suppliers’ skills where appropriate
  • Influence and share ideas globally to drive scale and standardisation through a common Area Masterplan
  • Develop and qualify low cost solutions to reduce cost of capacity/ technology where appropriate
  • Support Capital Projects that require extensive improvement to owned equipment technology or involve significant modification to current installed technology
  • Maintain an accurate and standardised knowledge management database of current assets, capability and know-how of what worked and failed
  • Develop and maintain strong links with the operational area leaders on current equipment performance and opportunities to drive capability and equipment improvement focus area for Loss Elimination
  • Degree in Engineering and/or with 4+yrs relevant experience either as an Engineer or in Manufacturing.
  • Able to communicate effectively, influence others and develop relationships through collaboration, to ensure Area Masterplans are sufficient to meet the business needs.
  • Ability to Set Area priorities and focus, set expectations, provide objective feedback, coach, measure performance, and ensure Area resource is sufficient.
  • Budget and plan effectively, proactively solve problems, identify and share opportunities and issues.
There is a requirement to attend production sites and equipment vendors during Start-up and acceptance testing, this may on occasion require extended work schedules to meet business needs.
This role requires flexibility regarding travel as certain projects may require extensive travel to project location or suppliers across Europe, and occasionally beyond. 

The Growth Competencies are a set of skills and behaviours necessary to drive success for Kellogg and for our employees. They are a common guide to selecting the right talent, developing our people & unlocking high performance across the Company. To gather more detail about the behaviours you will need to demonstrate across our leadership competencies, based on the role and responsibilities of this posting, please click here to find out more about our Growth Competencies model
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Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate