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Head of Engineering

Central Belt

  • Reference: 387663
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Excellent + benefits

  • Location: Lanark

The company

Border Biscuits are an independently run business who have been baking Beautifully Crafted Biscuits at their factory in Lanark since 1984. Border Biscuits are the leading supplier of premium biscuits in Scotland and produce the UK’s No.1 Chocolate Ginger biscuit in the UK. Their amazing biscuits are stocked in many major supermarkets, retailers and businesses not only in the UK, but internationally. In their Lanark factory, 170 people are personally responsible for outstanding quality, whether they are sourcing ingredients, weighing, mixing, baking, or packing. Pride and the desire to make something good are essential ingredients in everything they do, but they also know that a truly excellent company should strive to be a force for the benefit of their society and planet. They believe that their biscuits are a Recipe for Good and donate 10% of their profits to good causes in the local community every year.


The role

As the business looks to embark on the next stage of its growth journey, there is a need to recruit a Head of Engineering who can play a pivotal role in influencing and driving the right behaviours, helping people to understand ‘what good looks like’ and ultimately ensuring long term success. A well invested site, there are several different opportunities that can be utilised to support the business in achieving its growth, and the Head of Engineering will play a key role in that decision making process.

The successful candidate will ensure the effective management and development of the engineering team. Not only will there be a requirement to support across an additional shift, but there is a need to sophisticate the engineering function to create an environment where continuous improvement is the norm. The site has seen a huge amount of investment, and as it looks to continue this and bring in more automation, there is a need for the Head of Engineering to create a team that drives preventative maintenance, reduces major incidents and is more strategically minded. The Head of Engineering will drive performance through achievement and review of KPI’s, effective leadership, coaching and mentoring, and engaging with all relevant stakeholders to ensure alignment with company goals and objectives. 


If you are interested in discussing this opportunity further and have the following experience, then please do get in touch:

• Demonstrable experience in food manufacturing in an Engineering Management role
• Proven experience driving sustainable change, having a long-term positive impact on behaviours on site
• Working in, and understanding the challenges and opportunities of a high growth business
• A natural ability to drive a mindset of continuous improvement, leading by example, and creating a team that want to succeed
• Confident challenging the status quo and bringing new ideas to the table

All 3rd party applications will be forwarded to Nigel Wright.

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