Senior Operations Manager


Reference Senior Operations Manager : 0365

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client is an international R&D and Manufacturing company in the FMCG industry. One of their major facilities is located in the Antwerp Province (Kempen region). The company wants to strengthen the organization by improving and expanding the European manufacturing operations. They are looking for a highly capable:

Senior Operations Manager

Suitable for seasoned, high-potential managers with proven records in manufacturing, supply chain and people-management // Entrepreneurial, result driven mindset and strong project management skills required to implement innovation programs for growth // Function with big impact on current and future operations

Senior Operations Manager

Suitable for seasoned, high-potential managers with proven records in manufacturing, supply chain and people-management // Entrepreneurial, result driven mindset and strong project management skills required to implement innovation programs for growth // Function with big impact on current and future operations

Function

As Operations Manager you have the responsibility to provide leadership and focus to the European Operations and help deliver the overall strategic goals. You’ll ensure day to day management and monitoring of the operations & processes with a clear focus on production, supply chain and maintenance. Your key priorities are to design the ideal manufacturing footprint, drive discipline and efficiency, strive for superior quality, implement HSE initiatives, propose structural improvements, monitor investments, participate to the annual budget processes, organize departmental reviews and focus on people & organization for growth.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility of the operations budget and KPI’s.
  • The design and implementation of plans for the effective use of material, new technologies, automation, processes and labor resources in order to leverage and optimize the manufacturing output.
  • You manage the hiring, developing and training off all operations related employees together with his/her direct reports to ensure a lean and competent workforce.
  • You manage the planning, procurement, product storage, handling and distribution together with the team leads.
  • You collaborate with R&D, Marketing and Sales to develop strategies aimed at delivering the products in the most efficient way to the customer.
  • You promote cross functional cooperation.
Skills and Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years progressive experience in Manufacturing Operations, Supply chain, Organization & People Management.
  • Master’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
  • You’ve shown success in organizational capacity building and managing relations with internal & external customers.
  • You’re a customer-focused, hands-on leader with experience in building and sustaining strong pier level relationships with key suppliers as well as coaching the organization internally to drive performance.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multi-faceted projects and successfully operationalizing innovative programs resulting in measurable successes and growth.
  • Entrepreneurial & Result driven: setting priorities, creating a short and long term operational plan and focusing on high-quality execution.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational and cross-cultural skills.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English.
Offer

  • A healthy, international company with a clear long-term vision and with an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and customer focus.
  • You’ll be part of a talented and entrepreneurial European management team.
  • Career opportunities, both locally and internationally.
  • Highly competitive remuneration package including company car, bonus scheme, insurance package, expense allowance, meal vouchers…
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen as Senior Operations Manager, we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to info@vp-recruitment.be quoting “ref 0365”. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).