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Engineering Team Manager

Purfleet, UK

About Us:

At Ocado, we're at the forefront of revolutionising the way the world's retailers operate using cutting-edge technology like cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. Our innovative Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP") drives highly automated, multi-million-pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) that serve clients globally. We run a world-class online grocery business that automates product picking for swift online deliveries.

About the Role:

Join our operational Customer Fulfilment Centre in Purfleet, and become a part of Ocado's history as an Engineering Team Manager. Lead and inspire a team of skilled engineers, Technicians, and Maintenance Technicians, driving their success by assessing their capabilities, identifying development opportunities, and motivating them daily. You'll play a pivotal role in workload allocation and addressing disciplinary matters.

As an Engineering Team Manager, you'll lead from the front, setting the pace, ensuring accuracy, and maintaining high standards across the CFC. You should be a competent and experienced Engineer in your own right, proficient in both mechanical and electrical aspects to make informed decisions. Be prepared to work in a 24/7 operation with 12-hour shifts covering days, nights, and weekends.

About You:

As a passionate leader looking to advance your career, you have experience in leading engineering teams within an automated FMCG environment. You thrive in making critical decisions in a fast-paced environment, and your technical skills in automation hardware and software are top-notch. You possess a comprehensive understanding of production, picking, and storage MHE systems.

You are computer literate and have experience with computerised maintenance management systems. You're eager to learn new skills and approach problem-solving with creativity. Safety is your top priority, and you're comfortable working at heights.

Ideally, you hold an Engineering HNC, or an equivalent relevant Degree, along with any of the following: relevant applied learning, Engineering Technician Apprenticeship, electrical, and/or mechanical skills, preferably gained in an FMCG background to at least NVQ 3.

What's In It for You:

  • Private healthcare
  • Car salary sacrifice and Cycle to Work schemes
  • A range of amazing benefits, including Free Shares and Life Assurance
  • 15% off your Ocado.com shopping
  • Company shop offering discounts of up to 70% on groceries from leading brands and major retailers
  • Exclusive travel, retail, and leisure discounts nationwide
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete)
  • Enhanced Pension scheme, matching employee contributions up to 7% of salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme

About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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