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Automation Manager

We’re looking for a motivated Automation Manager. You’ll be the driving force behind bringing automation (a core part in our project execution) to a level that is future-proof.

about the job

As our Automation Manager, you will:

  • Ensure smooth execution of control systems programming for each project, adhering to contract requirements and internal agreements.
  • Manage budgets for automation projects, including resource allocation, time tracking, and efficiency.
  • Plan early involvement: If a non-standard or external control system is chosen during sales, organize execution accordingly, including deciding whether to program in-house or outsource.
  • Build and improve collaborations with third parties to delegate tasks effectively and maintain quality control. Ensure on-site training and support for Commissioning Engineers.
  • Maintain a uniform approach to tasks performed by Control & Automation Engineers. Set standard formats for functional descriptions and supervise their proper use.
  • Work with the team to revise and update VYNCKE standards, ensuring they meet industry benchmarks. Organize internal roll-out through clear communication, training, and peer involvement (including unit managers, project managers, and discipline coaches).

About you

We imagine our ideal candidate would:

  • Act as the company’s main point of contact for automation in industrial projects. You don’t need to be an expert, but you are informed about the industry, have a relevant network, understand future trends, and distinguish between passing hypes and reliable solutions.
  • Have experience with various technology platforms (Siemens Tia Portal, Siemens PCS7, ABB, Schneider…) and be familiar with PLC-programming languages, with working experience as manager in this domain.
  • Be able to lead internal projects -cross countries- via scope definition, key stakeholders’ management, planning, milestones, communication…
  • Be able to restructure a team, recruit and hire new talent and acknowledge the skills and contributions of your team members.
  • Be willing to travel frequently between Belgium and the Czech Republic, especially in the first years.
  • Be fluent in English.
Vynckeneers from our Harelbeke settlement

About our offer

  • Join VYNCKE, and we can promise you that you will embark on a learning journey.
  • We offer an environment where your skills are valued, with a direct impact on the execution of our strategy of industrial digitalization.
  • You’ll be part of a management team that trusts and empowers you, where every challenge is an opportunity to shine and there is room for initiative and an openness to communicate your vision and ideas.
  • Your career is more than a job – it’s a path to making a meaningful impact in the world of clean energy, one project at a time.
  • You will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer (located in Harelbeke) and work with teams spread over various VYNCKE settlements, as well as the Automation Team (located in the Czech Republic).

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In 1912, more than a century ago, VYNCKE was born from the hands of a single blacksmith: Louis VYNCKE. Today, we’ve grown into a leader in the industry of clean energy technology. Our journey from a family-run workshop to a pioneer in clean energy has been driven by an unwavering commitment to our customers and a deep respect for our planet. At VYNCKE, you join a legacy and a community that values tradition while fearlessly stepping into the future.

Is this your career match?

Great! We can’t wait to hear from you to find out if we see the match too.

This is how you become a Vynckeneer

Our application process is designed not only to find the right match, but to offer you insights and a true taste of the VYNCKE experience. You’ll learn about us, about yourself, and about your future.

We contact you

After you apply, our first step is to connect with you, opening the door to possibilities and understanding your aspirations.

We meet face-to-face

Our in-person discussions are where we dive deeper, understanding your skills and how you can spark with us.

We offer you a spot

If it’s a match, we warmly offer you a spot in the VYNCKE family, marking the start of an exciting journey together.