Engineering

Engineering overview

Engineering sits within our supply function. It's an integral part of that network, which also includes logistics and manufacturing. Supply's mission starts with the customer and works backwards. Their aim is to consistently produce and reliably deliver products that meet customer needs and exceed consumer expectations.

The environment is fast paced and the challenges for managing growth are enormous. There are around 20,000 associates in our global supply network, working to provide the highest-quality products so we can meet exact customer demands for nutrition, taste, appearance, convenience and cost. You could be expected to take personal ownership for managing anything from equipment design to logistics to workforce deployment and management. Or you might be responsible for delivering rigorous uncompromising quality control, competitive conversion costs or investigating variability of natural raw materials.

Roles within supply

Supply is divided into four key areas:

  • 01

    Operations is the actual management of our production processes

  • 02

    Engineering is the backbone of our technology. It provides the supply function with designs for the cutting-edge equipment that gives us significant technological competitive advantages

  • 03

    Industrial engineering is the ‘compass’ within supply that enables us to drive for continual improvement

  • 04

    Supply chain and logistics is the mechanism that pulls everything together, helping us bring raw materials in and send our finished products out

Ideal candidate profile

Because of the broad number of competencies, the technical skills for supply are also wide and varied. Specific technical skills and experience in the sciences (both physical and chemical) and skills in engineering and managerial science, all have their place.

Key skills include:

  • 01

    Engineering design

  • 02

    Industrial engineering as a consultant

  • 03

    Technical innovation

  • 04

    Asset management

  • 05

    Engineering project management

  • 06

    Industrial engineering operational effectiveness

  • 07

    Engineering risk management

  • 08

    Measurement & target setting for industrial engineering

  • 09

    Packaging technology

  • 10

    Supply chain introduction

  • 11

    Capacity assurance

  • 12

    Inbound pipeline

  • 13

    Environment & associate safety

  • 14

    Supply chain planning

  • 15

    Reputation management

  • 16

    Managing customers

  • 17

    Value management

  • 18

    Activity management

  • 19

    Product quality & food safety

  • 20

    Supply chain design & optimization

  • 21

    Associate engagement

  • 22

    Physical logistics

  • 22

    Industrial engineering problem solving

Each of these competencies is supported by world-class training courses.

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