VP Engineering

Dean Foods   •  

Franklin Park, IL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


15+ years

Posted 180 days ago

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