Global Technical Manager

Lantmännen Unibake International

Last day to apply: 18/01/2019

Lantmännen Unibake is a leading international bakery group with expertise in frozen and fresh bakery products for food service and retail, serving consumers around the clock and across the world every day. The aim is to make bread a profitable business for customers through high-quality products and innovative solutions – always based on a sustainable mind-set and excellent food safety standards. Lantmännen Unibake operates 35 modern bakeries around the world with headquarters in Denmark. The brand portfolio comprises a range of well-established brands: Hatting, Schulstad, Schulstad Bakery Solutions, Schulstad Royal Danish Pastry, Bonjour and many more. Lantmännen Unibake has a turnover of EUR 1.1 billion and employs 6,000 people in more than 20 countries.

If you're looking to work within a great team with a challenging, entrepreneurial, fun and energetic work environment, this is the right place for you. We believe that the passion of our employees is our strength and this is what drives us towards outstanding performance.

We aim to provide people the world over with bread and pastry products that are good for them and good for others. Our vision is to create billions of smiling tummies. We are a growing business and our development with the technical area of our bakeries will even better support Lantmännen Unibake’s ambitious profitable growth targets by delivering sustainable long-term value together.

You will have an impact from day one focusing on actionable deliverables. The right maintenance on our equipment, preventing down time and enhancing our service agreements are of high importance to our business. We have high expectations and need you to thrive in this busy and exciting work environment. If you have worked within a large (FMCG) business on similar engineering or maintenance areas and want to implement learnings and reach new performance levels, come and join us.

We are looking for Global Technical Manager based in either Copenhagen, Denmark (Head Office), Stockholm, Helsinki, Warsaw, Brussels, Oslo, Milton Keynes or Bedford (both in the United Kingdom). You will be reporting to the Global Operations Development Director.

You will drive development within the technical & engineering area and:

  • Drive overall development of cost level for Repair & Maintenance across all 15 countries we have bakeries.
  • Drive and implement overall strategies on preferred supplier base, preferred supplier management, service contracts within engineering and service.
  • Set-up world class maintenance strategies that can be used across all different bakery set-ups within the group.
  • Develop and drive roll out of maintenance system that will enable us to take the next step into world class maintenance.
  • Enforce and be a strong advocate of TPM related processes.
  • Support cluster production organisation with deep dives in major technical issues.
  • Drive process improvements on technical issues and instigate corrective actions with local/central management.
  • Drive development of key talents together with direct managers within the local technical departments by supporting their individual development plans with insights and agree on key development deliverables.
  • Organise standardization within engineering & maintenance across all bakeries, ensuring that local adaption is done.
  • Be front leader in establishing and deploying best practices within technical & maintenance processes and tools.
  • Responsible within our Global Technology Forum for identifying and growing talents across functions, bakeries and countries. 


What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Proven track record of impacting the business by developing the engineering and maintenance area, building business partnerships with key stakeholders, preferably within a FMCG environment.
  • A great communicator, able to work with different types of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed technical competencies in planning, implementing and leading change initiatives keeping self and others focused and motivated to achieve the goals of the initiatives.
  • Develops naturally network of relationship with colleagues in all part of the organization as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Is both a team player with the ability to work constructively and support decision making, but is also confident in using personal impact to push through decisions and being persistent.
  • Recognizes, uses and respects the organization’s culture and the effect that it has to get things done.
  • Able to lead a remote team of indirect reports and develop people by providing continuous feedback on performance and development opportunities.
  • Master’s degree and at least 7 years’ experience in engineering or maintenance within international setting.
  • Experience of leading projects and project teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of maintenance systems and Microsoft office.
  • Able to work with different cultures and in cross country teams, therefor we need you to be fluent in English.
  • Who loves to travel extensively (at least 3 days per week of travel is required).
  • We offer a relocation package for you, and if applicable your family, if you decide to move to Copenhagen.

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