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Global Manufacturing Engineering Director – Food Preservation


This is a Full-time position in Piedmont, SC posted June 23, 2022.


The Global Manufacturing Engineering organization is responsible for liberating the next wave of productivity, executing the next phase of modularization approach, leading the productivity & automation of manufacturing environments, and increasing collaboration across organizations, product lines, sectors and functions.


  • Global Food Preservation BA NA manufacturing engineering leader to implement standard global processes and initiatives – capacity, equipment, processes, automation, DFM/A, modularity, etc.
  • Supports and assists plants to achieve their business objectives.
  • Deliver all projects On Time On Budget. Execution of actions to ensure success of all projects.
  • Coordinate manufacturing engineering for the BA product line in coordination with Global PL manufacturing engineering. NPI, capacities/capabilities, plant projects, and people leadership.
  • BA manufacturing leader for EPM & NPI. Owner of manufacturing deliverables and cross functional project partner in EPM & NPI.
  • Ability to develop quick high level concepts and convert into project and capital plans for iterative reviews.
  • Develop these high level concepts into detailed project plans – MS project timelines and budgets.
  • Manage implementation of multiple projects at once directly and through project leaders/engineers.
  • Provide regular written project updates to multiple operational leadership and senior company officers.
  • Collaborate with Global product line manufacturing engineering and Product Development on DFM/A, Design of Automation, manufacturing requirements into the product design before release and input for engineering changes after release.
  • Support manufacturing cost improvement efforts for business to plant floor, through process, product, people continuous improvement.
  • Lead, develop, coordinate plant manufacturing engineering leadership and direct reports


Travel is 30-50%, mainly between NA plants and product development centers.


  • Bachelor Degree in engineering is required
  • Master Degree in engineering or operations managementBusiness preferred
  • More than 15 years manufacturing, engineering, maintenance, product development experience.
  • More than 5 years people and project team leadership experience.
  • Project Management credentials preferred. Demonstrated experience leading large capital projects required.


Working in the NA BA team will be a stimulating challenge and will require collaboration with colleagues across different cultures. You must have a strong drive and prove that you have delivered in challenging environments in previous positions. We expect the right candidate to have:

  • Development of engineers, managers, and organizations to high performing teams.
  • Experience in remote management & global collaboration
  • High level of curiosity & an open mind towards new ideas
  • Able to see big picture and work on a strategic and tactical levels
  • A fast thinker with ability to pick up and treat new information rapidly.
  • Multicultural & international experience
  • Ability to work independently and produce results
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and pro-active
  • Problem Solving professional.

Critical Key Skills:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity
  • Ability to develop structured plans within an unstructured environment
  • Create a plan out of chaos.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with both C level cross functional executives and manufacturing floor skilled trades persons in a confidence inspiring manner.
  • Filter many competiting objectives, requests, and priorities
  • Ability to prioritize, and deliver the critical few objectives while meeting Safety, Quality and Cost metrics.


  • Fluent English is mandatory
  • Other language is a plus –Spanish