Industry 4.0 Project Engineer


Louviers, 27, FR, 27400

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 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 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!



  • You will be part of the CorporateDigital Development team. Within the Processes Development department our group is responsible for the realization of the digital transformation & data science projects for the Barry Callebaut group: more than 11000 employees, 62 factories in 30+ countries.

  • To accelerate the rollout of our smart factory project, we are looking for a Project Engineer that has experience with coordinating implementation of industrial IT / MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and/or historian systems.

  • You will be responsible to take the lead in the project from design to delivery to the end-users. Tasks include writing the design specification, gathering input and validating the deliverables with all stakeholders, coordinating the integrators for the automation and MES application delivery, leading the FAT testing, training end users and coordinating after-care support.

  • Your goal is to deliver an application that helps the factories to gain insight in the manufacturing process in order to help improve productivity, reduce downtime, increase throughput and reduce costs. To achieve this you will be a part of a multifunctional project team of IT/network, MES, Automation, continuous improvement and production experts.

  • Data analytics are crucial to better understand critical business insights. You will support in setting up internal reporting and analysis tools. Depending on the complexity this could be internal developed reports or with the support of external contractors based on requirements you will help define.

  • You will work in a quickly evolving, international and dynamic environment in a field with a very positive future outlook. You will be based in the Louviers factory.



  • You have an academic master’s degree in engineering. Preferably computer sciences; automation; electronics-ICT or a related field or equivalent by experience.

  • You have experience in project management and affinity with change management

  • You are a results-oriented team player and you will moderate the various parties involved (customers, users, suppliers and contractors).

  • You are thinking in a process oriented and analytical way. Experience in the manufacturing or process industry (food&beverage, pharma, chemical) is a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of SQL and databases is required

  • Experience with digital transformation or MES projects is preferred.

  • Experience in process automation is considered a plus.

  • Experience with Wonderware (Archestra, Intouch, System Platform, Skelta Workflow, Historian) is a big plus, but not mandatory.

  • You are fluent in English. Other languages can be considered a plus.

  • You are strongly attracted to the cocoa and chocolate industry and you are willing to master the process.

  • You have a broad interest in technology and are continuously collecting know-how to deliver state of the art solutions


At Barry Callebaut, we believe in equality and are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in which our employees can be their authentic selves.   We believe that richness of diversity, be it of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin is fundamental to living our values and to the success of our business.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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

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