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Automation Project Leader, Sweet Flavors, United Kingdom - FTC

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To propose ideas and innovative solutions that enable new operational capabilities that add significant value to Sensient (in terms of safety, capacity, quality, throughput and cost). To fully engage and collaborate with stakeholders, gaining their support and funding approval. During the around 18 months’ contract opportunity, you will create a comprehensive and viable Automation Plan for the site, a ‘route map’ that will clearly define the transition from current to our desired future state.

What is exciting about our opportunity?

  • Work with local and global stakeholders and teams to understand status.
  • Lead design sessions and workshops to determine requirements and automation opportunities.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvements; analyze opportunities and define project scope, benefits and justification and success criteria.
  • Create a unified systems and information flow process, integrating new investments with existing systems. 
  • Create technical documentation for pre-engineering, tendering and project execution.
  • Effectively manage all communication, engagement and relationship activities with stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Provide project leadership and deliver the plan throughout the evaluation, design, installation and commissioning phases.

 What do you need to bring with you?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Science or related Technical field
  • Like to have; MBA, Lean or 6σ Qualification
  • Ideally 5 years of experience within a Blue Chip Flavor business in either Engineering, Production or Supply Chain
  • Knowledge of compounding, blending, filling, mixing processes and awareness of food industry standards
  • Demonstrable Automation / Robotic project delivery experience
  • Thoroughly familiar with: Industrial Sensors, Motion Control, Variable Frequency Drives and Drive Systems, Systems Integration, PLCs, HMI’s, and other Automation Componentry, Robotics, Industrial Connectivity and Device Networks, among others.


Sensient Flavors & Fragrances Group develops, manufactures and distributes flavor and fragrance systems that are found in thousands of consumer products worldwide. The company's specialty systems are essential components of food, beverage, household and personal care products. Sensient's value-added flavors and fragrances enable our customers to excel in highly competitive global markets. The Flavors & Fragrances Group is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.


Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.  Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


As a dynamic and diversified global leader, we offer an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package.  For more information, visit our website at http://www.sensient.com


Equal Opportunity Employer

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