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BENEO Group is part of the Südzucker Group, one of the key players in the European food industry. BENEO Group mainly consists of three entities: BENEO-Orafti, BENEO-Palatinit and BENEO-Remy. These three business units together represent more than 100 hundred years of experience in the manufacturing of food ingredients and they are active in more than 80 countries. With  900 collaborators they create an annual revenue of around 375 million Euros. The production sites of the BENEO Group are located in Belgium, Germany, Chile and Italy. The products they make are used as food ingredients found in baby food, snacks, cereals, biscuits, prepared dishes, soups and sauces, dairy products and many others. For its production site in Oreye, Belgium, BENEO is looking for a (m/f):



Job description

As Maintenance Manager you are responsible for the definition and deployment of the maintenance strategy to achieve the company mission and guarantee its availability. You report to the head of manufacturing. Your main tasks can be described as follows:
  1. Facilitate excellent environmental, health and safety performance
  2. Define the maintenance policy (set goals to achieve, distribute and coordinate the activities of its units) to maximize the availability of production tools
  3. Develop and implement a maintenance strategy that continuously increases uptime
  4. Lead review and analysis on maintenance metrics and performance, perform gap analysis and develop improvement action plan
  5. Development of training & support programs for people management and people development: manage a team of about 65 people including recruiting, training, assigning, retention and engagement of capable personnel
  6. Implement reliability practices and drives improvements by monitoring KPIs
  7. Establish and manage maintenance budget.


This is a very interesting function with real responsibilities. Therefore  only very experienced candidates with a proven and successful track record in an industrial production environment and in maintenance activities will be taken into consideration. Furthermore, good candidates have to fulfill following expectations:

1. Masters’ degree in electro-mechanical or electrical engineering is a must; experience in the pharmaceutical or food industry constitutes an advantage

2. In depth experience with leading large teams in an industrial production environment through facilitation, team spirit, taking initiatives, pedagogic capabilities and constructive assertiveness

3. Excellent spoken and written French & English with good editorial capabilities

4. Expertise in GMAO (SAP-EAM) and good knowledge of the MS Office Suite

6. Being stress resistant, result-oriented, service minded.


What does BENEO offer you?

* a full-time employment contract

* an attractive salary complemented with additional benefits including a company car

* an opportunity to be a true leader with real responsibilities

* being part of a strong international group in which good performers have opportunities to evolve and grow

Huy - Waremme

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  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • At least 5 years experience
  • French, English


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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