Raffinerie Tirlemontoise is a reference in the Belgian food industry. In our company, tradition and innovation go hand in hand: we have been producing high-quality sugar from locally grown sugar beet since 1836, and every day we work towards a more sustainable future.

In order to reinforce our team in Tienen, we are looking for a (m/f)


Project manager packaging (EN) - Tienen



How do you make the packaging at our sugar factories more user- and environmentally-friendly, and the packaging lines more efficient and more automated? That will be the brainteaser you face when starting work as Packaging Project Manager. You will have to familiarise yourself with packaging equipment and packaging processes as well as roll out new investment projects. Are you an engineer with at least 5 years’ experience of packing system project management, and will your motivation stick? Then you might consider joining our sugar family.

Your assignment

Every year 2 billion sugar lumps roll off the production line at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise. We keep investing in the expansion, optimisation and modernisation of our packaging lines. As project manager, you will manage those investment projects from start to finish:

  • You will prepare the project plan (a.o. budget, resources and planning) in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
  • You will manage projects from beginning to end, you will monitor progress and coordinate the activities of all project team members and you will adjust the project plan when necessary
  • You will hand over the project to line management, provide continued support for the involved stakeholders and ensure reporting about executed projects
  • You will build expertise about all concerned packaging equipment, train personnel responsible for the equipment and share relevant information and knowledge in the organisation.

It is in our roots. In yours too?

At Raffinerie Tirlemontoise we have been making sugar since 1836. The ingredients for success? They are in our roots: 

  • Problem-solving skills – You will take a critical look at our packaging processes and see where there is room for improvement. You will find the ultimate packaging system for our sugar factories at the intersection of economic efficiency, customer convenience and product quality.
  • Bitten by technology – How machines work is (sugar) crystal clear to you. You are motivated to get the most out of the packaging lines you manage.
  • Motivational and diplomatic – With your enthusiasm and managerial skills, you effortlessly ensure that engineers, technicians and operators assigned to your project stay on the same page. You practice what you preach and so set the right example.

For the position of Packaging Project Manager, you will also need:

  • Preferably a master’s degree in electro-mechanical or automation engineering. You will also be eligible if you have sufficient experience in a similar job
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management in packaging systems 
  • Flawless Dutch and English, spoken and written skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS365 apps and project management software 

Fertile soil for your talent 

At Raffinerie Tirlemontoise we have been making sugar since 1836. The ingredients for success? They are in our roots

  • The confidence to design and manage a major investment project
  • Space to grow, specialise and share your knowledge
  • An attractive salary package with a company car and various employee benefits
  • A workplace where everyone is welcome and we pay attention to your wellbeing


For further information about our company, check our website www.raffinerietirlemontoise.com
For more information, please call Gert Olefs at +32 (0)499 14 33 48 during weekdays from 9 am to 9 pm and Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm. You can send your cv and motivation letter to jobs@hcinternational.biz. Your application will be treated with all discretion and confidentiality.

Earliest Possible Start Date:

Contact: Belin, Marie-Pierre