FOOD & FINE CHEMICALS – Project Manager Industrial IT (MES)

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You know all about Automation integration, to make processes more efficient, safe and reliable? Are you ambitious and ready to take on new challenges within the Food industry? We are looking for a hands-on project manager with a technical background, mainly in the communication of different automation levels/systems.

As a Project Manager Industrial IT you will oversee the execution and completion of these Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) projects within the Food & Fine Chemicals industry. You will work with the MES project team in performing and organizing work activities and apply customer objectives into the approach.

A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a solution composed of hardware and software and focused on optimizing and digitizing the coherence between administrative (level 4) and production processes (level 2), but above all to integrate them with each other. MES forms an intelligent bridge between the transactional and real-time world. Agidens has knowledge in various systems and delivers custom solutions together with software technology partners.

Your role?

  • Act as the main point of contact with the client throughout the complete project
  • Ensure that the project operates within budget and scope
  • Monitor project execution in accordance with the approved plan, and that all deliverables are prepared to meet the approved schedule, and the deliverables meet the customer’s quality standards
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with Project activities and take appropriate action to control the risk
  • Progress reporting
  • Always ensure optimal customer satisfaction through your good follow-up
  • Manage project staff by providing direction, input and feedback

Your profile?

  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Manufacturing Operation System (MOM) / level 3 information flows.
  • Knowledge about the Food industry and its processes (logistics, planning and scheduling, scanning, labelling, traceability, recipe management, …) is an advantage.
  • You have a pragmatic approach to solving problems, and are result (yet customer) oriented: You can empathise with the customer’s situation and are always attentive to possible questions/problems/improvements.
  • Show a strong team spirit in areas like knowledge sharing, take ownership for project deliverables, and project executions.
  • You are experienced with PRINCE2.
  • You have a degree in Informatics or Electromechanical (or equivalent through experience)
  • You have affinity with level 2 (PLC/SCADA) and level 4 (ERP) processes
  • You have a solution-oriented mindset and are open to take on new challenges
  • You are willing to make short term trips abroad
  • You express yourself fluently in English and Dutch

Our offer?

  • A challenging job in a technology-driven team: You will work in an environment where agile & SCRUM is applied.
  • Salary package: A correct salary according to your experience and knowledge, complemented with an extra-legal package consisting of net allowance, pension insurance, bonus plan, company car, etc..
  • Long-term career plan: This can be in the area of expertise, size of projects, level of responsibility, etc. With numerous trainings on professional and personal level.
  • Optimal work-life balance thanks to 37 days off, flexible hours and the possibility to work from home for a day

Let’s get together!

Totally convinced after reading this vacancy? Apply here or send your CV and motivation letter to


Contact Michaël Schelfhout – van ´t Veer at: +32 3 800 76 49.

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