• Netherlands, Beilen
  • IT
  • Professional Job
  • Full-Time

Kurze Stellenbeschreibung

FrieslandCampina is looking for a MES Business Engineer that acts as a direct support for supply chain and BPO organization regarding the support, maintenance and improvement of standard processes as applied within the templated MES platforms of the Business Group Ingredients (Rockwell CPG and PharmaSuite). In this role you maintain and improve MES by problem and change management, backed up by ensuring solid release and template management, and participating in CAPEX and improvement projects.


The Business Group Ingredients currently implements a standard automated system called Manufacturing Execution System (MES). This automation is a ‘layer 3 automation’ level, and is in use for the operation on 7 of its sites in The Netherlands and Indonesia; this means that all sites have a unified solution for operating the day-to-day processes in the plants.


MES has a high level of integration with many other automation systems and ERP. The system is therefore considered highly complex and critical. For this reason, the described role as MES Business Engineer requires excellent and in-depth knowledge of the system itself, but also much interaction with a variety of key stakeholders of different FrieslandCampina departments and external companies.

The main tasks of the Business Engineer MES are:


Problem Management

  • Analyse problems and define solutions with third parties or internal parties
  • Involve and align with key users, BPO, Rockwell, Actemium, C-ICT, Corporate OT, etc
  • Lead template discussion in case template is impacted

Change Management

  • Analyse and define the change
  • Define and implement required configuration, master data, SAP and OT changes (all IT levels)
  • Involve and align with key users, BPO, Rockwell, Actemium, C-ICT, Corporate and local OT, etc
  • Lead template discussion in case template is impacted
  • Coordinate and evaluate the change request end-to-end
  • Change and release control during execution over 7 sites
  • Capable to define a business case for a change

Release and Template Management

  • Define and maintain way of working to maintain aligned version control for 7 sites
  • Template release planning & execution alignment with sites
  • Develop release management tools to give guidance to the release management process
  • Using HP-ALM to create & maintain tracking of release related test efforts
  • Co-develop training material and align with Key Users
  • Perform configuration changes in minor releases (e.g. monthly)
  • Template management in case of localized-driven deviations by physical constraints
  • Bring / Keep template in-line with requirements of Central OT, Central IT, Business Process Owner and SAP: harmonize processes, systems, data

Participate in Capex and Improvement Projects

  • Execute the described tasks also as representative of MES system owner in projects
  • Setting up new project requests for projects to improve MES with a good business case; this will also include MES changes as part of IPTEC Capex projects
  • Supporting in defining MES roadmap for BG Ingredients and FrieslandCampina
  • Examples of projects are: Summit, WCOM, expansions, larger modifications, PLC integration

The Business Engineer MES works in a team which should be able to cover the complete landscape of the above competencies, which allows for different areas of expertise for the different Business Engineers MES.


  • HBO/WO trained (or thinking level / experience) in Supply Chain management or OT/IT 
  • Familiar with MES applications and their interaction with Level 2 and Level 4 automation layers
  • Familiar with typical business processes as applied in dairy industry
  • Experienced in setting up automation requirements (URS) to enable system architects and developers to make functional and software designs
  • Capable of understanding and reviewing functional and software designs
  • Capable of developing test scripts aligned with requirements
  • Understanding of business Transition (change impact, training, communication)
  • Advanced knowledge of the Rockwell Automation MES CPG suite
  • Good knowledge of SAP and Master Data required for the CPG MES application
  • Bonus: Good knowledge of the Rockwell Automation MES PharmaSuite
  • At least 3 years of experience in advice in or implementation process automation or IT projects in production environment.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Trained in ISA norms 88 and 95
  • Excellent communication skills and capable to motivate and develop others
  • Good to excellent in English and Dutch, both verbally and in writing
  • Professional, proactive across own functional borders (master data, SAP, C-ICT, third parties, OT, …)
  • Takes ownership and responsibility, has an “improvement mind-set”
  • Has high interest in computerized systems and software and eager to invest in personal development in this area


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