Project Manager Electrical & Automation


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About The Role


You will be part of the Corporate Engineering team, based in Wieze (Belgium), which is responsible to realize the electricity, automation and cyber security part of major investment projects for the Barry Callebaut Group worldwide.


Key Responsibilities Include

  • Together with the internal customer and users, you analyse the project and work out the proposals in order to arrive to a concrete definition and budgeting of the project.
  • You perform the basic engineering for the low voltage power distribution, instrumentation and automation scope of engineering projects, including the establishment of tender documents, technical alignment and follow-up of subcontractors.
  • You lead a team of subcontractors during installation and commission works, including cabling, I/O-testing, functional testing and start-up.
  • You organize the project team and coordinate the work of internal and external stakeholders, in line with the approved project planning and budget.
  • You execute projects in our factories worldwide. This implies that during you stay abroad for periods ranging from several days to several weeks (approximately 20% of travel).



About You

  • You have a master degree in engineering, preferably in the field of electro-mechanics or electronics-ICT.   
  • You have a broad interest in technology and are continuously collecting knowhow to deliver state of the art solutions.
  • You preferably have 3 to 5 years of experience in project management in the field of electricity and automation.
  • You are strongly attracted to the cocoa and chocolate industry and are dedicated to master the process.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • You are flexible to travel during project assignments.



If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

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