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Production Manager

This role is a key position within the site leadership team and is accountable for the day-to-day production performance.  With a strong focus on team and individual development , a commitment to safety standards and by applying continuous improvement methodologies this role will contribute to a culture of care for each other whilst meeting and exceeding goals and customer requirements.

Direct reports

  • 5 Shift/Team Leaders
  • Chemical Logistics Operator
  • Scheduler/Wood Specialist

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to- day chemical operations, wood handling , drying operations and internal logistics for the plant.
  • Ensure the plant maintains and meets production and safety goals.
  • Oversee all production resources related to manpower, asset and capabilities.
  • Ensure utilities, equipment efficiency and labour costs are optimized.
  • Ensure the team has a strong commitment to safety and ensure the achievement of the plant’s safety objectives.
  • Create and maintain pace in the operations organization by resolving daily incidents and responding to observations swiftly.
  • Drive implementation of improvements with support of the continuous improvement leader.
  • Contribute to the development of plant operating budgets. Track, maintain and be accountable for justification and cost control of the assigned cost centres.
  • Ensure that employees have a clear understanding or their tasks and objectives, and feel motivated to contribute at their full potential.
  • Recommend hiring, promotion or transfer of personnel.
  • Foster strong cross functional collaboration and cooperation with other teams including Maintenance, Continuous Improvement, Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering and the Technology teams.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the site through active participation in the Site Leadership Team (SLT)

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience, Competencies, Skills & Attributes

  • Minimum of 10 years proven experience as manufacturing or operations manager in chemical (Seveso) site running a 7 day continuous operation.
  • Proven experience with practical implementation of lean techniques and with driving continuous improvements on the shop floor.
  • Proven experience in developing a diverse team of supervisors and operators to higher level of performance.
  • Experience in starting up/scaling up new production lines and/or equipment.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • An excellent coach and leader by example.
  • Proactive, passionate to get the job done and to exceed expectations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English.

This job description must not be interpreted as a complete summary of job responsibilities or limitation of job holder accountability.  This job description should be recognised as a general requirement of experience combined with attributes considered advantageous to the successful operation of activities.

How to apply:

Please send your CV on email with covering note, stating which role you are applying for, to [email protected]