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Mondelez International Maintenance Engineering (Asset Reliability) Lead, South Central Europe in Svoge, Bulgaria

Job Description

Purpose of the role

The Asset Reliability Lead will assure equipment and utilities maintainability, setting appropriate strategies and standards, and developing advanced Progressive Maintenance capabilities as well as expertise in utilities management.

You will develop the maintenance teams and agenda in building up Preventive Maintenance strategies, delivering cost reduction programs and spare parts optimization in cooperation with cluster and central resources.

You will be key in project managing an exciting change journey in implementing and moving towards a Time Based and Condition Based Maintenance programs. This role is a key leadership role in providing technical and methodological coaching, as well as fostering a strong equipment reliability culture.

While owning responsibility for all maintenance processes and performance in the SCE cluster, you will work closely with Plant Directors and central expert resources to build a strong Asset Reliability organization, maximizing the available resources: people, funds, equipment and spare parts.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work cross functionally to develop and implement strategic M&R and Utilities road-maps and annual operating plan. Partner with internal and external stakeholders and service providers to define and meet Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Sustainability, Engagement goals for the cluster. Establish a strong governance to review and control operational performance and continuous Improvement plan to deliver against best in class.

  • Be a strategic business partner to the plants Asset Reliability teams, ensuring high level reliability on plant assets through maintenance programs, supported by SAP Systems.

  • Provide leadership and coaching to the cluster Asset Reliability team, reducing equipment breakdowns and increasing the effectiveness of Planned Maintenance activities, moving further towards the implementation of TPM ways of working.

Delivering zero breakdowns via preventive/predictive maintenance strategies; increasing the technical mastery of the Asset Reliability teams within the cluster. Governance of the sites technical operators’ development programs

Optimizing spare parts management by Fully utilizing SAP PM and SAP IM to increase effectiveness of planning, tracking and budgeting tools.

Implementing TPM (mainly Autonomous and Progressive Maintenance) to ensure smooth steps progression of sites within the cluster

  • Role model Values and Principles through effective coaching, mentoring and building capability across the sites’ technical/engineering team to engage with latest benchmark practices

  • Interface with key stakeholders internally and externally to develop and maintain effective relationships, align priorities to deliver the company objectives, and goals

  • Manage the equipment capital portfolio in collaboration with the Business Development Cluster Manager. Prioritize, monitor, and ensure projects are completed in scope, on budget, and on time

What You Will Bring

  • Strong operational leadership experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Food Production or Manufacturing industry

  • Proven experience and ability to coach and develop managers

  • Experience in TPM, LEAN and 6 Sigma (Green or Black belt), Safety and GMP standards

  • A university qualified engineer with a strong financial & business acumen, and project management skills

  • Knowledge of industrial maintenance and manufacturing equipment, Progressive and Autonomous Maintenance experience. SAP PM module end user knowledge.

  • Technology and Engineering automation basics

  • Demonstrated abilities in analytics and problem solving with strategic thinking abilities

  • Language skills: English

Main performance KPIs

  • Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

  • Maintenance budget compliance to plan

  • Maintenance Cost Rate (MCR)

  • Spare parts Inventory size

  • Autonomous Maintenance (AM) and Progressive Maintenance (PM) step audit scores

  • Breakdowns as percentage of OEE

Travel requirement

About 20% of the time


  • Permanent employment agreement

  • Working time: 40 hours per week

  • 55% discount from on-site canteen services

  • Quarterly free company products

  • Additional medicalcoverage

  • Transportation allowance

The responsibilities of this position are performed within the framework of a regional business model that is defined and managed by Mondelēz Europe GmbH, Switzerland .

No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

At Mondelez Europe, we are proud, not only of the iconic brands we make, but also of the people who make them. Our delicious products are created in 52 plants across Europe by more than 28,000 passionate people. We are the top maker of chocolate and biscuits and a leading maker of gum and candy. We make sure our powerful global brands and local jewels like Cadbury , Milka and Alpen Gold chocolates, Oreo , belVita , LU and Tuc biscuits, and Stimorol and Dirol gums get safely into our customers hands—and mouths. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are. Join us on our journey to continue leading the future of snacking around the world by offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way.

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type


Manufacturing support


At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right through offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life's moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.

We have a rich portfolio of strong brands – both global and local. Including many household names such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. We are proud to hold the number 1 position globally in biscuits, chocolate and candy as well as the No. 2 position in gum

Our 80,000 Makers and Bakers are located in our operations in more than 80 countries and are working to sell our products in over 150 countries around the world. They are energized for growth and critical to us living our purpose and values. We are a diverse community that can make things happen, and happen fast.

Join us and Make It An Opportunity!