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Project Manager Engineering

As Project Manager Engineering you will lead capital investment projects while supporting the site in its industrial and operational development. The function mainly covers the production of Powders within Puratos Groot-Bijgaarden. A master plan should be developed & executed for this production area taking into account all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards.


Key Accountabilities


  • Projects can be driven by capacity increase, by productivity improvement, opex cost improving, process improvement, quality improvement, safety improvement, replacing of existing machines or lines by new equipment, new product development, …
    • You will study, prepare, execute, startup and handover of capital investment projects
    • You are able to technically judge the feasibility of different proposals for a given challenge and to determine the best balance between capex and opex cost (life cycle cost)
    • You execute the projects within objectives and time schedule
    • You create and maintain the project plan, check  and guard the milestones, communicating clearly and proactively about potential deviations and off tracks
    • As Project Manager you manage and follow up contractors and suppliers
    • You manage and guard the budget and report to the Business Controller



Who are we looking for?


  • Master in Bio Engineering, Sciences or Industrial Engineering
  • You have a first relevant experience in production/industrial engineering
  • Experience in food manufacturing, chemical industry or FMCG is a great asset
  • You are fluent in French or  Dutch (spoken & written) and  a good knowledge of English.  In case of non-bilingual French & Dutch, willing to learn swiftly the missing language
  • Good knowledge of common Microsoft computer applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook).
  • You analytical, autonomous, service minded, decisive
  • Communicative: able to present projects and solutions to management team.



Why would you join Puratos?


You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader with a strong corporate culture and a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You will receive plenty of room to take initiative. In that way, you will contribute to the company’s success. A challenging work environment with varied tasks is what you can expect:


  • many responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to evolve within the company
  • You can count on a competitive salary package with benefits such as company car, free group and hospitalization insurance, meal vouchers...


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Who are we?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.


A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.


Shall we meet soon?