Dean Foods

  • VP Engineering

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas | US-IL-Franklin Park
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Bachelor's Degree
    Relocation Assistance
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    Job Description & Requirements

    Leads and directs engineering services activities across the DSD platform required for current and expanding needs, with consideration to technical adequacy, performance and cost; sets and monitors policies and standards governing maintenance of facilities, environmental controls, safety and health, and sustainability. 


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Leads and directs complete engineering services from concept to completion. 
    • Recommends projects aligned with the business strategy using data to support the ROI.  Participates in analyzing and presenting annual capital expenditures plan and manages the total capital budget. 
    • Oversees with Finance the total Dean Foods Capital Program (budgeting, approval, cash flow/projections, project tracking/management, facility closures, and audits).
    • Develops annual and five-year capital and facility plans.
    • Serves as a resource for field projects.
    • Partners with R&D on process and packaging innovation. 
    • Researches engineering innovations for applicability across the dairy industry. 
    • Implements technology and process improvements to enhance visibility and measurement during milk procurement process. 
    • Supervises, coaches and develops teams. Manages group budget and expenses.
    • Aligns with and support other corporate staff functions in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term plans to meet business objectives.
    • Provides strategic/tactical support, along with thought leadership, for reliability and productivity initiatives at Dean Foods
    • Acts as key thought leader within the Supply Chain Leadership Team


    • Bachelor's degree required in Engineering or similar technical field.
    • 15+ years related experience, including 3+ years in a senior leadership (Director level or above) role.


    EEO Statement

    Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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