Corporate Automation Engineer

The Sofidel Group  

The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 12 countries – Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania and the USA – with more than 6,000 employees, net sales of 1,919 million Euros (2019) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year (1,308,000 tonnes in 2019). “Regina”, its most well-known brand, is present on almost all the reference markets. Other brands include: Softis, Le Trèfle, Sopalin, Thirst Pockets, KittenSoft, Nalys, Cosynel, Lycke, Nicky, Papernet. A member of the UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme, the Sofidel Group considers sustainability a strategic factor with regards to growth and is committed to reducing its impact on natural capital and maximising social benefits, setting as objective the creation of shared added value for all stakeholders. Sofidel’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to 2030 have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as consistent with reductions required to keep warming to well-below 2°C, in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.


To study and carry out technical solutions to meet the corporate needs concerning automation and industrial computer infrastructure, in accordance with the group investments plan 


  • Develop the technical project and the arrangement of necessary documentation 
  • Test technically and economically the offers received by suppliers and arrange information for the purchase decision 
  • Together with the purchase office, participate in the negotiating phase with suppliers, if necessary 
  • Organize and supervise the projects carrying out and start-up 
  • Provide technical support and training to the productive units also in the post start-up phase
  • Get updated on technological innovation also through the relationships with suppliers 
  • Test the standardization of programs and the rationalization of licenses in the industrial area 
  • Develop projects concerning computer infrastructure in coordination with the Corporate Systems & Network Dept. 
  • Keep a close relationship with the local IT Administrator and operate with the plant in the resolution of hardware and software problems concerning the automation of industrial infrastructures  
  • Promote a safety-bound corporate culture
  • Apply the Corporate principles and values



  • Degree in information engineering 
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Available for frequent business trips
  • Knowledge of the main operating systems and related tools (Microsoft Windows, Linux and its declinations)
  • Knowledge of operating systems for virtual environments (e.g. VMWARE) and related back-up tools (VEEAM)
  • Knowledge of the main data bases (ORACLE, SQL)
  • Knowledge of computer networks and related hardware (Switches, Routers, Firewalls)
  • Knowledge of industrial automation software, e.g. Siemens S7