Director of Engineering - Consumer Products / CPG - London - Technojobs

Director of Engineering - Consumer Products / CPG

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23rd November 2023





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Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for an engineering leader who is looking for significant professional growth at an organisation with an award-winning culture for creativity, client impact and openness. Your role will carry a core focus on defining and delivering architectural solutions, structuring technology and engineering teams and managing large-scale technical delivery. You will also be responsible for thought leadership, driving the adoption of modern architecture and technology trends such as cloud-native, micro services and DevOps, and innovative engineering transformation at scale. Along with driving best fit solutions for our clients, you will also work closely with business development leads, client partners and programme delivery managers to realise new business opportunities and help grow client accounts.

The Consumer Products Industry vertical at Publicis Sapient is a fast growth and vibrant team that covers a range of client sectors such as Food and Beverage, Beauty and Personal Care, Consumer Electronics, Appliances and Luxury. In tandem with your engineering leadership role you will also be responsible for contributing toward the development of sales strategies and form part of the overall leadership team to sell and deliver growth.

Your Impact

You will work closely with senior stakeholders to pitch, design and deliver solutions that will transform our clients' businesses, while also assuming the role of technical delivery lead for large scale geographically distributed engineering teams. Your key strengths will be in leading large-scale technical strategy, design, planning and delivery, driving best practices adoption, and ensuring the growth of teams and talent. You will also pride yourself in contributing thought leadership and in helping to instil a long-term vision for our Consumer Products technology capabilities at Publicis Sapient.


Your Skills and Experience
Experience in defining technology strategies, with a focus on modern architectures (layered, headless, micro-services based, cloud-native)A strong track record in consulting organisations with proven experience of interfacing with and advising senior client stakeholders up to the C LevelTechnical management and delivery experience of globally distributed engineering teams of up to 50 people or moreStrong presentation, client pitching skills, and agile delivery experienceUnderstanding of key Consumer Products business areas such as:Product Lifecycle managementOnline marketing and selling (B2B, B2C)Content and digital asset managementDirect-to-Consumer & MarketplacesSupply chain (Order Management, B2B logistics, D2C logistics, returns, etc.)A proven track record of delivering enterprise scale engineering transformation projects using contemporary technologies and methodologies such as:Digital Customer Experience platformsEcommerce PlatformsCMS, Search, PIM, DAM, OMSJava, JavaScript and CSS, Typescript for large scale website developmentDevSecOps/Automation (CI/CD) for large scale deliveryArchitecture and design knowledge of Headless approaches, API gateways, Microservices, iPaaS / ETL / ESB, Databases, and Big Data platformsCloud platform architectures (Azure, GCP, AWS)Big Data / Machine learning platformsQuality Engineering
You will also showcase a robust history of achieving business outcomes and driving growth, propelled by personal initiative, a capacity to work efficiently, a collaborative mindset, and a proactive commitment to taking ownership of business results.

Additional Information

As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.

Publicis Sapient UK is a disability confident employer and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. We encourage individuals with disabilities and long-term conditions to apply for this position and we will provide adjustments where possible throughout the recruitment process. If you require any adjustments at any point on the process, please get in touch as soon as possible by emailing Publicis Sapient UK will then work with you explore and implement adjustments as and where these are possible. If you have any questions regarding adjustments, please email us:

Publicis Sapient fosters an inclusive environment through our inspirational business resource groups, to learn more please visit

We have got you and your family covered with 25 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), life assurance, dental insurance, income protection, critical illness cover, private healthcare (pre-existing conditions included) and a pensionWe know the importance of health and wellbeing so offer you extensive retail discount offers and further reimbursement towards activities that contribute to a healthier lifestyleFree and delicious coffee served by our very own in-house baristasWe are proud to actively invest in your learning through various learning platforms We work with you to give back to the local community through CSR efforts

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organisations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

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