Maintenance & Equipment Manager @Colruyt

Our client, Colruyt Group, is a Belgian leader in food retail. To support their growth, they are looking for a Maintenance & Equipment Manager to support 5 Food Packaging plants.

Function description

As a strong people manager, you lead the 5 team leaders on various production units and 5 Reliability & Maintenance Engineers (RME). The team leaders manage around 60 skilled technicians in total.

You are responsible for the technical management of the production machines and industrial automation within the production Units. You are not responsible for the design and realization, but the input from support is indispensable for a good design of new installations.

As a support service, you and your colleagues ensure the maintenance, repair, troubleshooting and optimization of the installations at these sites.

You are good at building, developing, and maintaining close collaboration not only with the production heads but also with the engineering department.

  • Oversee maintenance strategy and management activities.
  • You communicate the long-term strategy of the technical department within your department.
  • You create a growth environment and ensure people to find their place in a constantly evolving organization. You are responsible for the development of your teams and ensure that they acquire the necessary knowledge to achieve the objectives.
  • You are a team player and you draw your energy from the intensive cooperation with your colleagues and partners.
  • You review the technical infrastructure and build relationships with the internal partners to decide together which options to develop.
  • Your vision goes beyond the boundaries of the machine park, and you seek to optimize the technical service as a whole.
  • You create a strong collaboration with the internal partners. You make their mission and strategy your own, accompanying and advising them in the search for solutions that meet their needs. You also seek the right balance between price, service and quality.
  • Monitor maintenance status with KPI and ensure timely delivery.
  • Determine equipment, materials and manpower required to complete production.

         Specific challenges:

  • Increase the efficiency of the BU by providing optimal equipment and maintenance
  • Build partnership with the BU based on trust, skills, right people and committed strategy
  • You will be part of the project team for the construction of a new packaging plant
Job requirements
  • Engineer in a technical specialty, with min. 10 years of experience in a managerial position
  • Proven experience in Maintenance (curative, preventive, predictive) & asset management, ideally in the food industry
  • Competence in the automation with a passion for Packaging Equipment
  • You are an expert in organization and planning, you have experience in process-oriented entrepreneurship
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment where Maintenance is a support service
  • Having a strong technical profile, you are persistent in convincing others in a consensus culture
  • You have a strong analytical mind that allows you to easily distinguish the essential from the secondary. You know how to set the right priorities and always keep an eye on the big picture
  • Excellent team player. You also enjoy sharing your knowledge with your colleagues. This makes you a reliable and mature partner for your stakeholders
  • Excellent communication abilities - Strong interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinker, open to change and innovation, out of the box thinking capabilities
  • You have the courage to make decisions and take initiative, assertive you are flexible and stress resistant
  • Fluent in French & Dutch

Interim management for 6 months with the intention to continue on a permanent contract

  • You will be part of a young and dynamic team. The working atmosphere is informal and open.
  • The company is dynamic, respectful of their talents and their customers.

Do you recognize yourself in the above profile with the required expertise in this field?

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Organizational and departmental definition

You report to the Technical & Real Estate Manager


Baudouin Serckx Partner