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Engineering Lead - South Asia Pacific (SEA+ANZ)

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Date: 24-Aug-2021

Location: Kuala Lumpur, 10, MY

Company: Kerry

Requisition ID 25671
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI

Kerry offers the industry’s largest portfolio of Taste & Nutrition Systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives, serving the Global Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries. We work with the world’s top Retailers and Manufacturing companies to produce some of the best private-label products and tailored Food & Beverage solutions on the market. We also work with the leading Food Service chains helping to deliver appetising, relevant and innovative custom solutions, using our expertise in new product development, production and commercialisation.

Our Values:      Courage | Enterprising Spirit | Inclusiveness | Open-mindedness | Ownership

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

Role and Responsibilities

About the Sub-Regional Engineering Role:
⦁    Involved in implementation of engineering standards and playbooks, including standardised KPIs for all Engineering pillars
⦁    Organising, planning and managing the development of sub-regional site operational engineering teams;
a.    Rolling out Global Engineering harmonised standards in a sustainable manner.
b.    This is a development journey for the Sub-region to bring Site Operational Engineering teams together to a common way of working, reporting and overall improvement.
c.    Primary goal of this initiative is to implement both Kerry and Industrial common practice as a means of supporting manufacturing performance through stronger, better organised, and measured execution on plant shop floors
⦁    Implementation & Audit / Compliance for Engineering Processes, Standards and Templates.
⦁    Coaching / Oversight of selected sub-regional projects, as required, to assist them successful delivery from Design through to Handover
⦁    Close collaboration with Sub-Regional Operations, QSHE and Procurement functions
⦁    Leveraging supplier-led innovation and maintaining strong relationships with key suppliers and partners
⦁    Facilities management ensuring development, continual improvement and best practices across the sub-region
⦁    First point of contact in Operations requirements in Operational Technology (Automation, Machine assisted processes) and Sustainability

Sub-Regional Engineering Responsibilities Area
⦁    Technical assistance to sites on engineering solutions and building technical cases for maintenance and development capital submission
⦁    Site master planning in conjunction with Regional Ops and Regional Engineering
⦁    Asset care and Reliability oversight in conjunction with Regional / Global functions.
⦁    Engineering visual boards and implementing 5S, TPM etc
⦁    Coaching of sub-regional site engineering disciplines
⦁    Site Engineering performance management, Organisation and skill management.
⦁    Energy optimisation and implementation of technical solutions to support corporate sustainability goals
⦁    SME and ESP engagement into sites requiring that expertise
⦁    Member of the Regional Technical Review group for larger Capex investments
⦁    Championing engineering continuous improvement Global & Regional Technical initiatives

Qualifications, skills and experience

⦁    Minimum third Level Degree in an Engineering discipline (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial)
⦁    Minimum 8 to 10 years’ Engineering experience in a Multinational environment
⦁    Exposure to a capex projects of magnitude greater than 5m Euros
⦁    Must have experience managing and conducting projects in multi-countries simultaneously
⦁    Must have previously worked in the Food / Flavour / Food Ingredients related industry
⦁    Good understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles
⦁    Good foundation in project management tools
⦁    Cross functional team’s management and engagement
⦁    Strong track record of on-time, on-budget and on-specification delivery of projects
Key Competencies
⦁    Working with and managing remote teams in a highly matrixed environment
⦁    Effective leadership skills, with a focus on coaching and developing individuals and teams
⦁    Appreciation for cultural work practices and approaches
⦁    Strong project management skills and experience
⦁    Excellent numerical, verbal and communication skills required
⦁    Strong interpersonal, presentation and organisation skills
⦁    Independent and self-motivated achiever


Operational Knowledge Area
⦁    Implementation management of Kerry change process
⦁    Understanding of Hygienic Engineering & Design Requirement
⦁    Implementation of maintenance requirements for Food Safety
⦁    Visual Management, 5S, PDCA, Engineering KPI’s etc
⦁    Contractor evaluation and management
⦁    Budget Management (Capex / Opex Management)
⦁    Asset Care & Reliability Program implementation
⦁    Coaching and development of reports