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(Interim) Production Manager


Functie omschrijving

• Develops operational plans and monitors day-to-day operations
• Directly oversees and supervises daily operations to achieve production throughput requirements including work, scheduling, shift coverage, etc.
• Identifies, aligns, and provides input to best in class operational practices. Utilizes deep technical skills (i.e. production, engineering) and relevant experience to identify/solve problems and recommends/implements operating efficiencies.
• Consolidates performance measurements and deploys leading common practices to promote operational efficiencies (i.e. yield optimization, energy/water usage reductions, etc).
• Aligns and implements common reliability processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations (i.e. deploys common reliability processes and metrics; focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc).
• Partners with local plant Reliability and Engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards (scorecard and metrics control, etc).
• Champions a culture that promotes operational excellence. Recommends process improvements, and supports business case for new investments/innovations.
• Directly Partners/Supports COEs to identify opportunities for continuous improvements applicable to the entire business.

• Develops/supervises and provides coaching to the Shift Supervisors including coaching core values and guiding principles.
• Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees. Responsible for developing strong leaders and a more diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to source/attract diverse talent. Implements department operational/reliability/safety training programs and controls/monitors employee performance records on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
• Accountable for production talent development and responsible for overall training and on boarding new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.
• Implements systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged workforce. Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and for identifying/leveraging best practices in engagement.
• Applies disciplinary actions when needed.

• Oversees day-to-day operations, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety.
• Partners/collaborates with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures:
• Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.
• Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.
• Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.
• Educates/trains workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.
• Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incident data compiled by direct supervisors to identify risks and recommend mitigation actions (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, FSQR and FDA audits).

• Directly oversees and monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications. Works with Plant team to meet customer specifications and timeline.
• Within defined area(s) of scope, identifies risks and recommends areas of improvement and innovation. Measures quality performance.
Supports Business/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.

Functie eisen

• University/master degree in Engineering/Science based discipline (or equivalent)
• Min 5 years experience in plant operations, supervisor level and up
• Production experience is a must
• The ability to work effectively with cross-cultural and functional teams
• Adaptability to work changes, unexpected events and shifting priorities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch, fluent in English
• Good people skills, emotional intelligent
• Strong communication skills and good interpersonal skills
• Analytical and creative
• Persuasive and persistent
• Problem solving & decision making
• Team player
• Flexible
• Stress resistant

Preferred Qualifications
• Production experience is a must, preferably combined with maintenance and/or project experience
• Min 3 years experience in food/ feed branch
• Have a large degree of independence
• Computer skills; being able to work with different IT solutions




M. de Krieger

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