Engineering Manager

Date: 22-Mar-2019

Location: Manchester, Manchester, GB, M11 2HW

Company: Greggs Plc

Vacancy Details

Full Time and Permanent

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An opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Manager at our Manchester manufacturing operation following significant investment in new Technology Platforms.  

Reporting to the Bakery Operations Manager, the primary focus of the role is to ensure the smooth running of the bakery plant, equipment and facilities. In this role, you will lead our team of maintenance engineers, ensuring that our assets best meet the needs of the business. The successful applicant will utilise Lean Manufacturing & TPM principles to maximise efficiency and ensure that all activities are conducted safely and in line with Good Manufacturing Practice. 

We believe in growing together – as a united team and working towards the achievement of our vision which is to be a winning brand in the food-on-the-go market.  Greggs is a much loved and trusted brand with a strong traditional bakery heritage.  Our people are what makes our business successful. 


We aim to provide our people with a great place to work, where they feel valued by listening, developing and rewarding them.


Circa £50,000 dependant on experience.

Work Pattern

Mainly dayshift, but flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.

Job Description

  • Creating a culture where safety, quality and compliance are embedded in daily life
  •  Supporting the Engineering and Site teams to achieve manufacturing excellence
  • Active involvement in site improvement activities and supporting Lean Manufacturing rollout
  • Managing the Engineering budget, to maximise the value of expenditure to the business
  • Ensuring Engineering and Maintenance plans are aligned with the national manufacturing, engineering and maintenance strategies and manage the delivery of plans at a local level
  • Ensuring Engineering and Manufacturing plans recognise external developments in legislation, regulatory and technical standards
  • Communicating plans and setting the standard to the Engineering team
  • Ensuring plans are in place to manage the building, plant, facilities and equipment assets
  • Managing engineering risks effectively and minimising the environmental impact of operations
  • Ensuring effective use of Agility Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Ensuring Energy Monitoring and Targeting systems are actively used to identify opportunities to reduce energy and water consumption
  • Ensuring Contractors are managed within Company rules and deliver value for money
  • Planning, organising and delivering local projects of up to £100,000
  • Leading a team in line with the values, with high visibility, promoting a culture of achievement and responsibility
  • Participating in agreed personal development plans with the team, setting stretching targets and objectives that are achieved


  • Minimum 3 years engineering management experience in a food or FMCG business
  • HNC or higher in an engineering discipline
  • A track record of delivering performance improvement & cost reduction
  • An outstanding problem solver, capable of identifying and rectifying the root cause of the issue with a permanent solution.
  • Experience in delivering local capital projects.
  • Previous experience of PPM or similar preferable
  • Previous use of a CMMS desirable
  • Experience of leading and coaching Engineering Technicians.
  • Fully I.T. literate with Microsoft Packages – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Previous exposure to AutoCAD preferable

Key Leadership Competencies

Leading the Team, Results Focused, Building Capability, Thinking and Problem Solving Skills, Customer Focus, Managing Change, Influential Communication and Impact, and Working the Greggs way.



  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food
  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 26 days, in addition to Bank Holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 30 days after 25 years’ service (pro-rata for part time)
  • After 6 months service you may be eligible  for our profit share scheme
  • You will be invited to participate in our Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary, subject to the Company meeting certain performance criteria.
  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages
  • The Management Pension Scheme is supported by a free life assurance scheme.  This is a death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

Other benefits include

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants
  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme
  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare Plans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Your Application

During the application process we’ll keep in touch every step of the way.  We know how big a decision it is for you to apply for a job.  Once you do we’ll work hard to keep you up to speed on how your application is progressing.  With your help we can make your application as quick and as smooth as possible.

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