Exceptional opportunity has now arisen for a skilled Senior Engineer to join a global manufacturer as they embark on a supply chain digital transformation journey. One of the founding companies of the FTSE 250, this established business are the leader in their market. Not content witth this, they have already begun to establish themselves within other areas making solid inroads with fantastic growth potential. We are now seeking a highly skilled Automation Engineer ready to take on the diverse challenges of driving a more reliable, agile and efficient supply chain with material reduction in cost and service improvements. Principal Accountabilities ? Development of detailed technology strategy for all international manufacturing and supply chain operations ? Prepare business cases for investment in supply chain data capture and automation solutions, with clearly articulated and quantifiable business benefits, costs and returns on investment ? Collaborate with key business leaders and lead cross-functional engineering, manufacturing and technology teams to identify optimal data capture and automation solutions that will deliver sustainable gains in factory performance ? Lead machine and process automation development from initial conception, prototype design and pilot, managing specification, design, integration, scale-up, and transfer to manufacturing as part of a global multi-disciplinary team ? Lead requirement definition and support implementation of MES system ? Provide technical leadership in complex problem-solving scenarios with a focus on driving and implementing innovative and cost effective process automation solutions ? Support definition of new machine standards in the areas of PLC controllers, interfaces ? Post rollout of new technology solutions, drive verification and qualification of business benefits ? Work collaboratively with technology and digital teams to ensure delivered solutions are fully compatible with high levels of resilience and high availability ? Lead tender process, selection and management of external partners who will provide consultancy and the tools to achieve target levels of manufacturing data capture and automation ? Collaborating with Head of Engineering during solutions development and rollout to ensure appropriately skilled maintenance engineers in role locally to deliver break/fix maintenance and preventative maintenance ensuring minimal systems downtime ? Engineering degree with at least 10 years of experience in the MES business and a proven track record in operations leadership ? Proven track record and experience in PLC systems and digitisation of manufacturing assets ? Proven track record and experience in production automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems ? Experience and track record in project management and digitising manufacturing or the wider supply chain ? Good knowledge and experience of data analytics and modelling ? Demonstrated leadership skills with a strong capability to coach, motivate, lead and manage people, teams, process, and projects ? Experience of working in complex supply chains, with good understanding of pain-points ? Experience in leadership of cross functional teams and resource management to achieve goals / objectives The role itself is home based and will involve c50% international travel to sites all over the world. An excellent opportunity to make a real change within a long standing globally renowned manufacturer., All respondents to this position must be eligible to live and work in the UK - Automation Experts are unable to assist with the award of Visas or UK Work Permits., Solid background of successful recruitment of engineering professionals for the UK's control and automation sector. Specialising in PLC/SCADA/DCS process control and drive/electronic systems. Proven results working with leading names from dynamic SME's to global multi-nationals. As a registered engineer, you are automatically a member of our 'Referral Scheme' thereby receiving £500.00 (tax free) for Engineers that you recommend to us that we place in permanent employment. Automation Experts offer recruitment services on a contract and permanent basis; We support many of the leading companies throughout the UK. For further information call Sarah Clarke on or . Alternatively, email a copy of your current CV to quoting the above reference number.