PLM Manager

Job description

You manage the PLM-department (6 persons) and  the product structure of our existing and future product platforms (airjet and rapier weaving machines, Ieper and Suzhou).  You help determine and improve the design and release process in the R&D-department.  You work together with the Sales Department and the CPQ-tool on one side, and the Sourcing&Assembly Department and the ERP-tool on the other side.  You manage the product release process and the quarterly release information, including product specifications, transfercost setting up to the spare parts catalog.

You consciously monitor cost and product complexity (variant management) and help define the optimum product variance with maximum market satisfaction.

You work together with the R&D-management and Portfoliomanagers to challenge and optimize the design and release process and with IT to optimize the use, configuration and implementation of the proper tools.

You manage and support the team of Weave-Up-specialists in offering retrofit and upgrade solutions


You have a degree in electromechanical/electronic/automation/ICT/production engineering.
You have PLM experience in mechanical engineering


You’ll become part of an international organization that ranks highest in its segment. Showing personal initiative in terms of undertaking training courses is greatly appreciated. Upward mobility in the organization is encouraged.  

Further benefits

  • Salary according to experience
  • 8 EUR daily meal vouchers
  • Flexible working hours (your work-life balance is important to us!)
  • Up to eight, optional, work-from-home days per month
  • 29 vacation days
  • Interesting flexible remuneration package, with options like car or bicycle lease
  • CAO 90 bonus (a wage bonus linked to collective results)
  • Group and hospitalization insurance
  • On-call duty (one week out of eight) from Monday evening to Monday morning, with extra pay
  • Your mental and physical health is our priority, as evidenced by our Picanol Group Strava club and the many colleagues participating in the Mondi Run, the 100 km of Ieper, and the Kemmelberg trail – though we’re also not averse to sharing some fries, or after-work drinks on a Friday!
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
Business unit
Picanol Group