Director Of Engineering - Food/CPG - Skokie

Skokie Permanent USD180,000 - USD210,000
  • High visibility role
  • Growing organization with competitive compensation package

About Our Client

Our client is a multi-million food manufacturer located in the Skokie area. They have been in business for over 50 years and have a strong presence throughout the globe. They currently seek a Director of Engineering that will oversee all NPD activities. This role will have influence, autonomy and support from Senior Leadership.

Job Description

  • Create and environment and foster platforms that allow for global collaboration, communication and knowledge sharing of best practices, designs and capabilities, emerging technologies and other means that advance the culture of a high performing organization.
  • Direct the engineering teams to develop innovative and breakthrough solutions to design challenges, constraints on cost, quality, and performance.
  • Plan and deliver product designs which meet specified performance and cost criteria within development budget and timetable.
  • Strong collaboration with procurement in the selection, management and maintenance of relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers.
  • Build and lead a high performing internal team of technical staff, in close collaboration with vendor/factory resources to develop new products

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience interacting cross-functionally with different departments
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working within the regulations of the food industry
  • Project management experience
  • Bachelors degree in engineering field
  • Experience leading CapEx projects for equipment and machinery
  • Knowledge of machinery used for food packaging
  • Background in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing
  • 4+ years of management experience

What's on Offer

  • Highly competitive compensation package ($180,000 - 210,000)
  • Free gym membership
  • 20% bonus potential
  • 3 weeks PTO (moves up to 4 after two years of service)
  • Full Health benefits package (Medical/Dental/Vision)
  • Upwards path to take over as Director of Operations
  • Profit sharing potential
  • High visibility to C-suite leadership and stakeholders
Saskkia Wiggan
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Production, Manufacturing
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Contract Type
Consultant name
Saskkia Wiggan
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