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Senior Process Engineer




Brussels Plant – Supply Chain EMEA

Job summary:

Developing and leading systems and process control methodology to drive continuous improvement in the factory. Be the contact point for Innovation (R&D) for capability assessment and product commercialization Be the gatekeeper of hand-over of clear product and process specifications for transfer to quality and production Liaise with Capex engineering and R&D to define production capabilities gaps and propose future technology enhancements and assist commissioning of new equipment’s Be champion of change implementation in the plant

Job description:

Engineering: Capability assessment & technology enhancements • Assesses capabilities and define gaps • Proposes Engineering Key CAPEX technology enhancement projects • Assists the installation, testing, Factory Acceptance Trial (FAT), accountable for operational qualification, support Site Acceptance Trial (SAT) of new equipment and machinery • Supports the commissioning and qualification of new machinery • Provides specific SPC, 6 sigmas expertise to Capex engineering Process Engineering/Industrialization: • Be production representative at NPD session in line with NPD gates process • Works in close collaboration with R&D • Plays important role with R&D, Quality and Production to optimize product quality, equipment capability and cost to serve at industrial scale by being involved from trials phase • Manages the start-up and first production follow-up • Organises the handover from R&D towards production • Organises and verifies the final check and validation of the instructions before first production • Follows the first production in accordance with R&D and initiate changes when needed • Provides a final update of the production instructions and master data after a satisfactory number of production runs • Validate BOM in PLM and DDF • Defines standards for output & scrap of new products, and ensure change management if needed • Measures CPk in collaboration with quality control, assess variability, challenges targeted specifications with SPC methodology for new products • Installs and supervises the maintenance of systems to perform documented design-reviews at each stage in the Operations part of the NPD process • Guarantees that no production can start without having passed all the stages with a positive advice out of the design-reviews, resulting in all the required documents, certificates, approved art-works, line-sheets, etc. Process control • Be champion in Lean management in dimension of process control, continuous improvement and standardization • Oversees the commissioning and qualification of new machinery • Defines and implements process control systems including SPC and centre-lining systems assuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right engineered rate and quality of output • Defines the process control strategy plan and establish production processes key target process parameters and ensures the implementation of these parameters • Oversees creation of instructions to ensure follow-up of the target values • Evaluates the (statistical if possible) capabilities of production processes • Puts in place processes with the goal to decrease variations and fluctuations in the production process (improved CPk) • Standardizes the entire operations instructions and centralizes and manages the line forms database • Is responsible for establishing and maintaining a structure within the production to guarantee a continuous improvement in the production processes. • Analyses the production processes and come with solutions to improve the efficiencies and scrap rates. • Has a joined responsibility with Maintenance manager and the production leaders on the production losses in general (product scrap, rework, labour cost) that are above the defined standards. • Challenges these remaining ‘standard’ losses on a continuous basis and establish processes to sustain the improvements

Your profile:

Technical background - Engineering degree in Production, Chemistry or Food Sciences (or equivalent) - Min 10 years of experience in production/engineering - Demonstrated experience in project management - Demonstrated capability in people management in an organization of minimum 1 direct reports - Knowledge of chocolate production processes, SHE systems, quality systems - Knowledge in NPI stage process and industrialization protocoles - Knowledge in FAT/SAT/ equipment qualification process - Strong experience in change management, 6 sigmas, SPC (Lean green belt) - French or Dutch and English Soft skills - Superior analytical skills and professionalism: Rigorous, precise and reliable in data analysis and reporting as well as in respect of procedure, rules and core values - Problem solving: Demonstrated capability for problem finding and problem solving and decision making with a win-win approach. - Communication: Extravert, Superior communication skills including listening, verbal and written. Ability to lead cross-functional meetings, be persuasive and to drive decisions and actions - People coaching and development: Recognized ability to develop people by effective communication and feedback, setting of clear responsibilities and objectives with individual evaluation and development plan - Customer focus: Demonstrates service oriented attitude under all situations - Process orientated: Recognizes importance and drives process compliance linked to sound understanding of all aspects of supply chain process. Ability to address problems conceptually, in process flow. Continuous improvement attitude - Adaptability and Team working: Flexible, adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty. - Multi-tasks and sense of urgency: Demonstrated ability to deal with multi-tasks with effective prioritization, planning and organization – stress resistance

We offer:

We offer you the opportunity to develop yourself in an international company. Join the Godiva Experience Our Traits and Behaviours: 1.Purpose Led > promise to deliver happiness to the world with every bite. 2.Agile > ever evolving, never satisfied and never standing still. 3.Collaborative > inclusiveness and transparency. 4. Positive > quick to adapt and always rejuvenating 5. Resilient > self-motivated, optimistic, courageous and inspiring