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Engineer Manager

Requisition ID 37988 
Position Type FT Permanent 
Recruiter #LI-SC2 
Posting Type LI 

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 25,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About the role


We are searching for an Engineer Manager for our location in Madrid, Spain

This key position will provide leadership and direction to the engineering department and will be responsible for the Engineering budget, site capital planning, capital project identification, process optimisation, energy management and maintenance delivery on site.  

Key responsibilities


  • Ensuring that company policies and standards are implemented and adhered to on site by the engineering department and any external services/contractors utilised by engineering.
  • Development, implementation, maintenance and adherence to local, national, regional engineering statuary and/or compliance requirements including the adherence to Kerry procedures, regional and/or global standards.        
  • Ensures that equipment and processes are operated to and maintained within their safe design operating limits in a way that avoids danger to personnel, the public or Kerry property.    
  • Responsible for site engineering activities including capital planning, capital project identification, process optimisation, energy management, delivery of the maintenance asset care program and all maintenance works on site.  
  • Support the engineering team and apply technical skills and ingenuity to the permanent correction of issues, modifications and NPI requirements into the process or equipment as necessary in a timely manner to ensure the business can deliver product to its customers on time at the highest quality.
  • Responsible for developing the site Engineering budget for approval and managing site engineering budget costs to meet the approved engineering budget targets.
  • Identifies and assesses the Criticality of plant, equipment and systems on a regular basis and adjusts the site engineering strategy to ensure an efficient and effective Plant and department operation.
  • Manages and implements the spare parts holding policy for the site ensuring the optimum stock holding. 
  • Responsible for meeting predefined KPI targets.
  • Recruit and select the right team members.                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Induct new members into the team.
  • Build team skills through skills assessment, training, feedback and support.
  • Manage on-going performance of direct reports.
  • Identify those who have the interest and ability to progress into bigger or different roles and facilitate this through agreed procedures.
  • Manage grievance and disciplinary issues as required with the support of HR as necessary.

Qualifications and skills


  • Engineering Degree
  • Experience in leading Maintenance Teams & Project / Process Engineers within a manufacturing environment.  Experience of food manufacturing is preferred 
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, written and spoken.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to apply engineering principles in practical application
  • Strong business knowledge and ability to interface with manufacturing organisation
  • Proven ability to coach and develop others 


In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences. One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life. One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together. We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit.  We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

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