Area Cooperation Manager

ID vacature aanvraag:  19230

Linkebeek, BE, 1630 BRUXELLES, BE, 1000

European Maintenance Services (EMS) is part of Flexible Generation Europe and is positioning itself as a solution provider for specialized maintenance services and projects. EMS also provides field service solutions, maintenance expertise and outage engineering for different assets in Belgium and abroad.


As part of the EMS Development department of EMS, the Commercial & Cooperation Development team is managing the EMS portfolio and developing new businesses for EMS. This portfolio is build up out of all EMS activities for internal and external customers. Within the team we are currently looking for an Aera Cooperation Manager (M/F/X).



WE OFFER YOU as an Area Cooperation Manager (M/F/X):


  • A challenging and evolving job within the world of Flexible energy production, a key enabler of the transition towards carbon-neutral economy.
  • The possibility to contribute to challenging projects in line with personal interests, shaping the energy landscape of the future.
  • high-technological workplace where a passion for technology is key.
  • A working environment where safety is top-priority.
  • A pleasant working atmosphere and a motivated team consisting of +/- 5 engineers lead by Frederik Foulon. We are ready to assist you with great expertise and the necessary humor. We love to celebrate successes together.
  • Flexible working hours and the autonomy to plan your work the way you prefer resulting in a good work-life balance. Home office is offered +/- 2 days a week.
  • A lot of variety thanks to the different locations where we operate, the different types of equipment we work on and the different clients we serve (both ENGIE entities and industrial companies).
  • Opportunities for self-development and enlarging your knowledge through an intensive training ‘on the job’ and various possibilities to develop other competences of choice.
  • A welcome in a dynamic and caring organization committed to wellbeing, inclusion and diversity. We have a gym on-site and offer a variety of activities under the ENGIE Body-Mind-Social Program which aims at improving the wellbeing of our employees.
  • A stable company that offers work security with prospects within the ENGIE group.
  • A permanent contract (38h.) with a competitive salary package consisting of:
    • A monthly salary according to your technical knowledge and experience.
    • Annual salary increase in January according to scales of the energy sector.
    • Double holiday allowance, collective bonus and an end-of-year bonus (13th month).
    • Representation allowance and meal vouchers of €8.
    • Company car + fuel card for both Belgium and neighboring countries or mobility budget.
    • 20 legal holidays + 13 ADV days + 1 extra day.
    • Medical expenses are reimbursed for you and your family members.
    • Hospitalization insurance and supplementary pension plan.
    • Smartphone + subscription, laptop and internet at home. 



YOUR PROFILE as an Area Cooperation Manager (M/F/X):


  • You hold a master engineering degree and can offer solid experience in maintenance services preferably in the industry market.
  • You have a strong technical foundation in generation of electricity/steam.
  • You understand the world of maintenance service suppliers, reengineering companies, OEM, etc. as well as their strategies.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You are client oriented and solution oriented.
  • You are multilingual: excellent command of Dutch and English (both written and spoken). Basic knowledge of French is a big plus.

YOUR MISSION as an Area Cooperation Manager (M/F/X):


  • Develop new business and manage the existing EMS portfolio of the Flex Generation Europe Fleet within the area: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Great Britain.
  • Drive the commercial process supported by the EMS CRM (from detecting opportunities over contracting of activities to invoicing of orders after execution).
  • Participate to the definition of the sales and development strategy of EMS.
  • Collaborate with the different sales channels that EMS uses to sell its products (e.g.: GEM, Laborelec, Tractebel Engineering, etc.).
  • Support the Controlling and the Equipment Solutions departments in the tendering process.
  • Participate to the definition of the EMS budgets (own personnel and external).

Location: Official headquarters of EMS: Linkebeek in Belgium or Zwolle in The Netherlands. Nevertheless you will regularly travel to different clients within Europe (mainly) (30% to 50% of the time).




  Apply for the role as an Area Cooperation Manager via the button above or contact Nancy Mélin via e-mail:


We believe any recruitment decision should be a sustainable one, taken by both parties and in full transparency. Don’t hesitate to reach out in case you have specific questions you want to get answered before applying.




  • Short contact by phone between you and our recruiter Nancy (motivation, understanding of the position and expectations).
  • First interview with Nancy and n+1: Frederik Foulon, the manager of this team. (Extensive introduction, testing soft and hard skills and completing online personality assessment and abstract reasoning skills).
  • When positive, a​​​n external assessment center (via Hudson) will be organized.
  • When selected, final interview will be organized with Bert Hofman.


* Research has shown that men already respond to a position if they meet 60% of the wishes of the future employer. While women only respond when they feel they are a 100% match. Shame! If you do not meet all the requirement and are interested: please let us know. We would love to get in touch with you!





The aim of EMS is to investigate the best long-term solution in terms of plant or equipment availability and reliability combined with a sound budget adapted to the client's specific situation.


Commercial & Cooperation Development covers the long term relations with:

  • the different power plants of FlexGeneration Europe in order to provide them a competitive advantage by using specialized maintenance know-how and solutions present within EMS
  • different entities of the Group in order to explore opportunities for new business by creating synergies between EMS and the other entity
  • external customers in order to develop and contract new activities for EMS

Commercial & Cooperation Development is organized by regional area’s to be able to fulfill the role of 'portfolio manager' and first point of contact towards the internal and external customer.


The Area Cooperation Manager (M/F) mobilizes the knowledge and people within EMS to deliver the products of maintenance expertise and long-term maintenance strategy. He/she has an overview per power plant and customer of all maintenance activities, including handling of projects and incidents. He/she actively explores new business activities.


The Area Cooperation Manager manages the long-term relationship with the different stakeholders taking into account the information coming from the other EMS departments (e.g.: cost and planning issues, Return on Experience, etc.).



To become a leader of the carbon-neutral transition in Belgium, ENGIE masters all professions related to the energy sector: from energy production to consumption optimisation, from research and innovation to the maintenance of the most complex installations, from engineering to the construction and implementation of projects. Our 7,000 employees in Belgium are building a better future for our planet.
A better future for all of us!


Business Unit:  GBU Flexible Gen & Retail
Division:  Thermal Europe - Bel & NE - EMS, IS & PPM
Juridische entiteit:  ELECTRABEL
Contract type:  Contract voor onbepaalde tijd
Type functie:  Voltijds
Professionele werkervaring:  Ervaren, (3-15 jaar ervaring)
Opleidingsniveau:  WO / Master opleiding