Head of Projects, Food Manufacturing - UK

Silven Recruitment

  • Location: UK
  • Job Type: Project Management
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £85k - £95k DOE Bonus and Car
  • Date Posted: 19/07/2023
  • Expiry Date: 25/08/2023

Head of Projects, Food Manufacturing.

Job Title: Senior Project Manager, Head of Projects.
Location: East Midlands, Multi Site.
Salary: £85k – £95k DOE Bonus and Car.


Do you want to work for a food manufacturer that are heavily investing in processes, developing project road maps, and working towards expansion? Very real progression into directorship for the successful candidate.



  • Ideally you will be a degree educated Engineer, alternatively a time-served Engineer with several years’ experience in Project Management, gained in a Food or FMCG manufacturing environment.
  • You will need to have a Prince 2 qualification.
  • Are you able to manage multiple CAPEX projects simultaneously whilst looking after the full project lifecycle?
  • Be commercially aware, i.e. can you demonstrate experience managing projects that relate to Business Improvements – clear business benefits and payback/ROI?
  • Show tenacity and influencing skills – are you able to persuade the key stakeholders that the proposal is the right solution to a problem, but also be able to come up with amendments as necessary?
  • Are you a good communicator – can you maintain a high profile within the business and effectively communicate both internally and externally?


  • You will be responsible for the completion of capital-based projects to drive efficient running of the manufacturing facility & support major investment programmes.
  • You will report into the Engineering Director and have 4x direct reports across the group.
  • You will be expected to travel both nationally and internationally across all the sites within the group.
  • Responsible for the safety, legality and quality of buildings, services, products & processes within the remit of the role.
  • You will manage contractors and suppliers, and the communications process associated with the project.
  • Providing professional and technical construction input & cost evaluation to all construction related projects.
  • Responsible for the management and control of multiple capital projects from concept through to commissioning, including the supervision, management and coordination of subcontractors on site.


  • My client is a food manufacturer with multiple manufacturing sites.
  • Heavily investing in processes, developing project road maps, and working towards expansion.
  • The natural next step within this role is the grow into a group capacity whether that Projects Director or Engineering Director.

To apply for this exciting role, please send a copy of your CV quoting ref HM/13628 to hannah.mcgrail@silven.co.uk for a confidential discussion, please call me on 0161 832 7463