Senior Manager Project Engineer Belgium/Serbia


Belgrade, 00, RS, 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

The Senior Manager, Project Engineering manages all aspects of multiple large scale and complex projects, from start-to-finish, so that they are completed on time and within budget. Oversees Project Engineering Managers who are managing short-term/smaller scope projects in their given region/business unit. This role is responsible for managing their part of the Operations capital budget. In this position you are based in Wieze, Belgium or in Novi Sad in Serbia.


Key responsibilities include

- Design, communicate, and implement an operational plan for completing complex and multiple projects; monitor progress and performance against the - project plan; resolve operational      problems, minimize delays.  Identify, develop, and gather necessary resources to complete the project.

- Prepare designs and work specifications; develop schedules, budgets and forecasts; select materials, equipment, project staff, and contractors.

- Apply technical standards according the business strategy

- Prepare tender for all scopes of work and collaborate with Technical Sourcing for purchasing equipment and services, analyze quotations in order to decide the purchase of equipment & services. Make appropriate recommendation for both technical and cost

- Deals with documentation and import of equipment

- Coaches and oversees projects orchestrated by the Project Engineering Managers in reviewing plans and giving final approval of product processes.

- Works with the Project Engineering Managers in reviewing the details of the project elements such as regulations, rules and measurers that they are executed correctly.

- Liaise with other areas in the organization to secure specialized resources and contributions for the project (QA, Health & Safety, Operations, Maintenance).

- You are willing to travel 50% - 70% of your time


About you

  • Bachelor / Master Degree in Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years working experience in a manufacturing environment, food industry is a plus
  • 5+ years experience working in managing investment projects
  • Certification in Project Management
  • Technical skills to understand all intricacies of the process flow
  • Knowledgeable in MS Office Suite
  • English - advanced level




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

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