Upfield Food Science Center Maintenance Manager - Upfield

Upfield Food Science Center Maintenance Manager

Are you a hands on individual ready to manage all operational maintenance (contracts) for the building core and shell? As Upfield Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for all technical services, cleaning, pilot plant & labs and responsible as well of non-skilled IT services. You will be in charge of our work environment and building in our new Food Science Center in Wageningen. This state-of-the-art building is situated on Wageningen University Campus and is home of all Research and Development activities for Upfield globally.


Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands 


On Site


About the position  

In this role you will keep in close touch with your colleague event manager who manages all soft services (reception, catering, events) in the building with the help of external partners. Furthermore, you will ensure a proper and safe operation of the site at all time. You will carry out regular inspections and act as the first line of contact in case any incidents are reported by Upfield colleagues or the workplace team.


So what are the key objectives / projects you will deliver in the first year? 


  • You will be the single point of contact with external partners that ensure services for the building (maintenance companies, facility service companies)
  • Establish yourself as the go to person for operational day to day, including non-skilled IT services: printers, network, AV, peripherals, phones, laptops
  • You will receive and manage site visits of external maintenance companies to ensure the work gets done adequately and well coordinated between all different stakeholders that are sometimes needed to solve an issue
  • Manage small technical projects and coordinate all parties involved
  • Ensure that all administration on maintenance systems is taken care of and assured internally and externally


So what does it take to be successful in this role?  

Maybe you have worked in a similar role for the past 5 to 6 years managing technical and building maintenance from an end user perspective or a supplier perspective.  You are excited to work in an international environment and you have demonstrated knowledge of NEN 3140, NEN 2767, Nl-Sfb Multi-year maintenance programs and inspections. You have IT Savviness, and you are fluent in Dutch & English. You’ll play a big role to establish a multi-year contract for corrective and preventive maintenance together with the building responsible, the workplace and procurement teams. Ideally you have a bachelor level education or equivalent.



What’s next  

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can send myself, Andre Vleeming an email on andre.vleeming@upfield.com   



We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles.   

We prefer to receive your application before 27th of January. The first stage of the process will be a Video interview with me.  



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