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Title:  Global Lead Operational Technology

The job: 

(JG 20/25 to be determined) 

As an Operational Technology professional, you contribute to HEINEKEN’s Capex investment projects across the world. In our projects you are working in cross-functional project teams consisting of brewing, packaging, utilities, civil engineers and project managers. The Global Lead OT is ensuring a safe, secure and integrated design. And he/she is essential in a successful project execution by contributing during construction, start-up and operation of new, revamped and extended equipment in our breweries.


Your responsibilities:

As Global lead Operational Technology you will:

  • Execute site surveys and prepare Automation Masterplans for breweries;
  • Discuss scope and challenge investments with brewery management and project managers;
  • Participate in project engineering processes and work according HEINEKEN’s Capex Excellence principles;
  • Prepare project plans, inquiry and order specifications;
  • Guide, monitor and check suppliers and monitor schedules and budgets;
  • Operate in multi-disciplinary teams: project teams, end users and suppliers;
  • Contribute to internal projects for standardization, innovation, gate-keeping and quality assurance;
  • Support and advice breweries with strategic decisions in respect to operational technology;
  • Stay UpToDate on knowledge in the industry and maintain technical relationships with key suppliers;


Key contacts and contact purpose:

  • Internal
    • In project teams with engineers in other disciplines and project managers in order to design and execute projects according the capex excellence guidelines;
    • With brewery operators, engineers and managers to align and discuss on project requirements;
    • With the OpCo Supply Chain Managers and other important stakeholders;
    • With other OT leads and Digital leads to drive digital developments in Heineken and improve standards and specifications for P&E;
  • External
    • With suppliers and OEM’s on project requirements, specifications and market developments.

Measures of success

  • Business KPI’s related to the Capex Excellence capability;
  • Business KPI’s related to result of execution;
  • Creating standards, specifications and best practises;
  • Customer satisfaction


Your profile:

  • Bachelor / Master degree
  • Experienced, independent and challenging Operational Technology professional with an extensive experience in Capex projects;
  • Proven track record of process automation design and implementation in food & beverage industry;
  • Understanding of the configuration of a brewery;
  • Understanding of production processes, preferably batch processes;
  • Understanding of PLC-SCADA systems, data analysis, reporting and IT;
  • Understanding of global standards like ISA S88, ISA S95, ISA S99, TPM;
  • Understanding of latest digital developments in manufacturing industry (IoT, AI, PCD cybersecurity);
  • 6-8 years relevant working experience;


  • Ability to connect between production and business systems;
  • Affinity with operations and manufacturing;
  • A specialist and a team player;
  • Agile mindset and experiences with Agile ways of working;
  • Owning skills for leadership, people and stakeholder management.
  • Fluent in English
  • The willingness to travel abroad frequently.
  • Parttime/Fulltime contract
  • Contract type:
    • Indefinite period of time
    • Local, no incentive



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