Job title: Vice President Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: FMCG Fast moving Consumer Goods
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Europe
Job published: 2023-07-26
Job ID: 32627

Job Description

Alcott Global is partnering with an international Consumer Goods company to search for a VP Global Engineering. The role will be based in Europe (Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany). 

As the Vice President Engineering, you will play a pivotal role in driving the digital transformation and technological evolution of the organization. Your focus will be on leveraging Industry 4.0 concepts, advanced automation, data analytics, and emerging technologies to revolutionize the manufacturing processes, enhance productivity, improve product quality, and enable the company to maintain its position as a leader in the industry. This is a strategic leadership role that requires a deep understanding of engineering, digital technologies, and the ability to innovate in a rapidly changing landscape.

Your Responsibilities

  • Industry 4.0 Strategy and Vision: 
    • Develop and lead the implementation of the Industry 4.0 roadmap, aligning with the overall business strategy 
    • Identify opportunities for digital transformation across the entire value chain
  • Advanced Engineering and Technology Innovation:
    • Champion the adoption of advanced engineering solutions and technologies
    • design and implement innovative solutions that optimize production efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance product quality.
  • Digital Integration and Automation:
    • Lead efforts to integrate data-driven decision-making processes and automation technologies into the manufacturing and supply chain workflows.
    • Implement smart manufacturing systems and IoT solutions to monitor and optimize production processes in real-time.
  • Data Analytics and AI Implementation:
    • Utilize data analytics and AI to gain insights from production data, optimize operational performance, and predict maintenance requirements.
    • Drive initiatives to improve product quality and traceability using data-driven approaches.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, and IT, to ensure seamless integration of Industry 4.0 concepts and technologies.
    • Work closely with IT and cybersecurity teams to ensure robust data security and protection of intellectual property.
  • Talent Development:
    • Attract and retain top talent in the fields of advanced engineering, data science, and automation.
    • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous learning, empowering the team to stay updated with the latest trends 
  • Compliance and Standards:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant industry regulations, data privacy laws, and food safety standards in all technology-driven initiatives.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Operations Management, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in engineering leadership roles, with a focus on digital transformation and Industry 4.0 implementation, preferably in the food and beverage industry.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading large-scale technology projects and delivering tangible business outcomes.
  • Solid understanding of data analytics, process optimization, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Strong knowledge of Industry 4.0 concepts, advanced automation, data analytics, process optimization, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Familiarity with process manufacturing processes, quality standards, safety regulations 
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge will be advantageous.
  • Strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and stakeholder management abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities to motivate and inspire teams toward achieving common goals.
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