Global Process Engineering Manager

Job Purpose

Overall responsibility: As a member in the Global Engineering organization you will lead the delivery of the regionally agreed
Exco capex program.

  • Implements and maintains the Global Engineering strategy within the region (North America, Canada and Latin
  • Support the Americas Lead Engineering Manager in planning and managing project priorities for their region in line
    with the region’s growth ambitions
  • Supports projects within the region to ensure they are properly planned, executed safely, OTIF, strictly within budget
    and successfully handed over to the respective Sourcing Unit team
  • Supports the implementation of the Upfield Sustainability program
  • Carries the responsibility to ensure the delivery of the projects within the region (North America, Canada and Latin
    America) via the locally based Global Engineering team, Central Global Engineering or contractors pending the
    feasibility and urgency of the project
  • Provides input and approval on the capital proposals for the region prior to submission to the Global engineering
  • Responsible for ensuring due diligence and compliance of the projects within the region with the Upfield Engineering
    and QA standards as well as the application of specific local obligations and / or requirements
    In addition:
  • Continuously strives to find the latest technologies and methods to improve efficiency, accuracy and productivity of the
    global Supply Chain assets and Global Engineering organisation.
  • Takes personal responsibility for safety and a healthy environment on the projects, and demonstrating this by example
  • Leads and develops the engineering talent within the organisation and region
  • Builds durable relationships with preferred suppliers and contractors to ensure reliability and cost optimisation

Main Responsibilities

Principal Responsibilities

  • Leadership skills in Process Engineering with the ability to handle complex multi-site projects with values ranging from
    0.5 – 20 ME
  • Managing conflicting project priorities and complexity within the region while delivering a high rate of innovation
  • E2E OTIF and within budget of the agreed capital project portfolio for the region whilst ensuring safety as our number 1
    priority and adhering to Upfield standards and Engineering excellence
  • Cooperation with the lead SC director for the region for the definition, planning and delivery of capital projects
  • Contribute to the development of the Upfield Global Engineering Organisation, Capabilities, Resources and to th
  • Delivery of its Global Vision

Outputs / performance Metrics

  • Safety in Project Execution
  • Strict Budget & Schedule adherence in delivery of projects
  • Engineering Excellence and Quality standards
  • Sustainability & savings impact
  • Customer / Stakeholder Feedback



  • 5+ Years in FMCG or related Industry
  • Operated at senior project manager level
  • Fulfilled a variety of engineering and supply chain projects with track record of delivery
  • Project engineering / management experience
  • Leadership skills in Process Engineering with ability to handle complex multi-site projects
  • Carrying the responsibility for project successes and providing strong direction for the teams
  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills (both verbal and written).
  • Flexibility to travel intra- and inter-continentally
  • Professional Engineering Skills – Educated to degree standard in Process engineering discipline
  • Project design - Mfg Excellence Design Principles (FO), Design Process Mgt (FO)
  • Project Management Officer – Working knowledge
  • Project Delivery (All sub-skills – Fully Operational)
  • Maintenance Principles & Best Practice (WK)
  • Cross Functional Skills - All sub skills (WK - FO


  • Attained Professional Engineer Status (Or member of professional institution)
  • Capital Procurement experience

About You

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. 

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

About Upfield

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.