Group Maintenance Manager


To support its further international growth and pursuit of product leadership, La Lorraine Bakery is looking for a Group Maintenance Manager.

Group Maintenance Manager

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

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include the following:

  • 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.

Your profile

  • 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


  • La Lorraine Bakery Group offers you a fascinating and varied role with growth opportunities and the chance to focus on developing areas co-defined
  • La Lorraine Bakery Group is a dynamic, growing organisation returning excellent growth figures year-on-year
  • You will join a growing and financially stable company, where innovation is key and entrepreneurship is valued
  • Above all, we offer an attractive salary supplemented by a range of extra-legal benefits

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Job domain Technical Service & Engineering
Contract Permanent employment contract
Schedule Continuous production
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  • Kristel Dufraimont

    Talent Acquisition Specialist


What does the application process entail?

Our Talent Acquisition team will be happy to talk to you about our expert and management vacancies as well as our open positions in our production sites. The steps you will go through during the selection procedure can vary for each position. After an interview with HR and an interview with the manager, there may be a personality questionnaire or assessment centre for example.

La Lorraine Bakery Group does not discriminate applicants based on age, gender, culture, social background, religion. Whoever you are, for us it is all about passion, drive, mutual respect and talent.

Are you interested in working with us? Then don’t hesitate to apply!