Marc Grégoire, Warehouse Supervisor

Marc Grégoire, Warehouse Supervisor @ Tiense Suikerraffinaderij - Raffinerie Tirlemontoise

When did your adventure within Raffinerie Tirlemontoise start?

More than 15 years ago, my eyes got caught by an advertisement in a local newspaper. The moto of this newspaper for its vacancies was “You go by bike to work and you find the job of your life”. And that is what happened. On 1 January 1999 I started a new job as Warehouse Supervisor within Lebbe Sugar Specialities in Oostkamp.


What does your working day look like?

My daily work is not that easy to describe. Every day is different, especially in Oostkamp where we have many diverse products. What I do first is discuss with the warehouse team about the various tasks that are ahead of us: from loading the trucks to the storage of goods. An open communication is here indispensable!


Thanks to our daily production meetings I can manage, as responsible for the stocks, the supply of raw materials and packaging. If anything is needed, I will place an order and make sure that we always have enough. I also follow the outflow of all the finished goods palettes.


How would you describe the atmosphere at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise?

There is a very fine and collegiate atmosphere within Raffinerie Tirlemontoise. There is always someone who can help you, in your own team, department, site or even in the other sites of the group. Our “Family day” is then a nice opportunity to see all the colleagues from all the sites and spend some time together.


What do you think of your job and life at Raffinerie Tirlemontoise?

This job is varied, gives me plenty of satisfaction, and keeps me young, physically and mentally. I always keep the values of Raffinerie Tirlemontoise in mind in order to finish my tasks and challenges in the best possible manner. I am proud to work for a company that can adapt itself to the reality of tomorrow.


What is your favourite sugar of Tirlemont?

My favourite sugar of Tirlemont is produced in Oostkamp at Lebbe Sugar Specialties: the ready-to-use sugar paste T Cake Fantasy for decorating pastries. You can find it in almost any supermarkets in Belgium.