Planned Maintenance Pillar Lead (m/d/w)

  • Mannheim
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Südzucker Group is an international company at home in more than 30 countries. As a leading integrated group of companies, we want to contribute to a livable, healthy and sustainable world with plant-based solutions for nutrition, energy and beyond. Around 18,000 employees work to achieve this in our five segments.

Your Tasks

Strategy and Planning:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive planned maintenance strategy aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure maintenance plans support production schedules and business priorities.

Community Leadership:

  • Cultivate a collaborative community among maintenance professionals in different divisions, encouraging knowledge sharing and best practice exchange.
  • Facilitate regular forums or workshops to promote cross-site learning and build a cohesive network of maintenance experts.

Process Optimization and Development:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement within the planned maintenance framework.
  • Develop and implement methods and systems to efficiently translate the planned maintenance strategy into actionable processes at various locations.
  • Drive the development of standardized maintenance practices, ensuring consistency while accommodating site-specific needs.

Data Analysis, Reporting and Performance Metrics:

  • Define and implement a set of unified key performance indicators (KPIs) for maintenance activities.
  • Develop dashboards to provide real-time visibility into maintenance performance, enabling data-driven decision-making at both local and organizational levels.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to monitor equipment performance, identify trends, and make data-supported decisions.
  • Prepare regular reports on maintenance KPIs, highlighting areas for improvement and success stories.

Cost/Benefit Optimization:

  • Establish and execute strategies to optimize the cost-effectiveness of maintenance activities while maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Implement initiatives aimed at reducing downtime, enhancing equipment reliability, and achieving cost savings through efficient resource utilization.

Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with production, engineering, and quality teams to align maintenance activities with overall operational goals.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to address equipment reliability and maintenance-related challenges.

Training and Development:

  • Design and implement training programs to enhance the skillset of maintenance professionals, focusing on the effective implementation of planned maintenance strategies.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning, ensuring that maintenance teams stay informed about industry trends and advancements. Stay abreast of industry trends and advancements in maintenance technologies.

Your Profile

  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in maintenance management, with a focus on planned maintenance strategies.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with relevant maintenance software and technologies.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance management or a related field.

We Offer

  • Interesting and varied tasks in a future-oriented environment
  • Attractive remuneration inclusive social benefits
  • Cooperative work environment and open communication
  • Contributing to the balance of private and professional life
  • 30 days vacation per year

If you are interested in working for a international food company and you want to contribute to the development, we appreciate your application about our career portal.

Südzucker promotes diversity! All employees (m/f/d) are welcome at our company, regardless of gender, cultural, religious or social background, sexual orientation or identity, origin or disability.


If you have any further questions please contact:

Luisa Closmann

phone: 0621-421462