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Group Maintenance Manager

Erpe-Mere (Belgium), International

Engineering & Technical Services

Permanent contract


As a Group Maintenance Manager you are accountable for:

  • Improve and manage the common Group Maintenance Processes
  • Coach the maintenance management functions in the different sites
  • Gain external best practice knowledge and participate in benchmark exercises
  • Manage the Group Maintenance Organisation Template
  • Ensure internal compliancy of process: internal checks and GAP analyses through Maintenance Assessments and the construction of the Maintenance Improvement Action Plans in all sites
  • Make best use of the existing IT tools to support this (SAP-PM, SAP-MM, Mobile Maintenance Workflow) and implement this in some remaining plants and new acquired/build plants in different countries
  • Coach the Technical Service Managers, Maintenance Managers, Planners and Warehouse responsibles in order to bring them to a higher maturity level.
  • Set up a structure of KPI (Key Performance Indicators) in orde to manage and evaluate the maintenance performance.
  • Follow up the new trends in maintenance & asset management
  • Organise and stimulate (internal & external) benchmarking exercises in order to measure the maturity levels and to set targets to improve

You will report to the Group Technical Service & HSE Manager.

  • You have a master in a technical area
  • You combine a well-developed analytical and conceptual approach whick you can translate well on the shop floor
  • You are a professional leader, proven to be able to build and share processes in the domain of technical services and very strong in coaching local site teams
  • You have affinity with production operations: technical service, safety, quality, maintenance, reliability
  • You navigate easily in IT sustems (SAP-PM, Power BI,...) as an experience user
  • You have good communication and training skills
  • Planning and showing accurancy in what you like and do good
  • Next to your good knowledge of the technical elements, you have a pragmatic, no-nonsense and entrepreneurial personality
  • You are solutions-oriented but can also think on a tactical and strategic level
  • You are flexible, dynamic, decisive, driven and you offer a high level of service
  • You know how to express yourself fluently in English (both written and spoken). Additional knowledge of other languages is a plus
  • You are prepared to spend 30% of your tile travelling to the international manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Turkey,...The rest of the time you will work from one of the La Lorraine production sites
  • You will join an international family business with a strong long-term vision where more than 5,000 enthusiastic colleagues go for it together and are driven by 5 strong values.
  • We invest in a happy working environment through various sport and team events.
  • You can literally taste our passion every day, through our fresh and innovative top products.
  • You help build a better world; sustainability is high on the agenda within our company.
  • You get the chance to grow and develop in a very dynamic environment. Our LLBG Academy supports you to become the best version of yourself.
  • An interesting financial package, complemented by 1 day home working, meal vouchers, hospitalisation insurance, group insurance and 10 extra holidays on top of statutory leave.
  • You get the opportunity to roll up your sleeves yourself, take initiative and help make a difference.

La Lorraine Bakery Group (LLBG) is an international family-owned company headquartered in Belgium with more than 85 years of experience in the milling and bakery sector. More than 5,000 passionate employees produce and sell high-quality bakery products to consumers, retailers and foodservice professionals in over 35 countries every day. They do so with respect for people, product and planet, because at LLBG we want our company and our people to grow in a sustainable way.

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