Engineering Security Group Lead

Posted 25 April 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe Keenan
Expiry date 24 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better.     We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?


What you'll be doing:

  • Collaborate with site engineering teams to identify processes, equipment and configurations that pose security risks and design / implement improvements / controls to remediate the risks

  • Lead site engineering teams to understand / challenge their existing site maintenance requirements and predictive maintenance / capital plans in the OT space

  • Liaise with third parties to identify threats and vulnerabilities to our OT estate, and input into the remediation activities, improvement plans and prevention measures

  • Perform investigations into unusual behaviours and potential incidents within the Operational Technology landscape

  • Work with the engineering, security and IT operations team to agree what data security controls we are measuring, how they are measured and generate monthly reports showing compliance status against all controls

  • Define OT solutions with IT Delivery team to ensure all OT developments have appropriate security controls and that regulatory requirements are understood and adhered to

  • Assist site engineering teams in ensuring they have adequate backups asset /service disaster recovery plans for all critical Operational Technology services and systems

  • Keeping up to date with the latest developments and industry trends, identifying technologies and improvements that will protect Greencore, sharing internally within the Group


What we’re looking for:

  • Programme management capabilities at senior leadership level and across multiple sites

  • Exposure to acting as a senior change agent / consultant within a large engineering network

  • Exposure to working within a matrix organisation, influencing engineering teams outside the direct reporting line

  • Ability to translate Operational Technology (OT) risks, opportunities and actions into understandable business language

  • Relevant work experience in engineering related IT and/or Cyber security, including self-taught skills

  • Understanding of Operational Technology (OT) in a FMCG environment, particularly the hardware and software used to monitor and control physical devices, processes, and events in various industrial sectors

  • Good communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Understanding of Data Loss Prevention technologies desirable

  • Understanding of technical controls required to protect data desirable

  • Able to use engineering metrics to support and progress the business

  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PowerBI

  • Most importantly, a passion for cyber security and self-motivation to learn and grow

  • Degree level education or equivalent in Business, Engineering or a related subject (desirable)


What you’ll get in return 

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits

  • Holidays

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on-the-job training and development opportunities to further your career.