Talent Pool - Operations/Plant Manager

In order to service our different customers, mainly active in Industrial Manufacturing, we are extending our talent base of Plant Managers or Operations Managers.

We are looking for those profiles who have a profound experience in leading a Manufacturing department in larger organizations. The domains of HSE, Quality, Production, Engineering etc. hold no secrets for you.

Ultimately, we don’t only need a strategic mindset but equally a hands-on approach. You love to be in the middle of the action and collaborate closely with the team.

Please scroll down for more information about the profile we are looking for.

Function description

As a strong and respectful people manager you have a sound experience in guiding the above mentioned departments. A close collaboration with other department heads and stakeholders is adamant.

You have an experience in Operational Excellence, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma .. and are used to reporting on KPIs.

You also have a solid experience in collaborating with union representatives through constructive communication.


• Carry end responsibility for all operational activities (manufacturing and supply chain) and corresponding budgets

• Define Operations Strategy and implement business plan to reach all strategic targets

• Coordinate between all operations units and key stakeholders to guarantee stability, profitability, quality and safety processes

• Responsible for achieving safety, quality, logistics, supply chain and productivity objectives

• Implement process improvements via transformation or change trajectories

Job requirements

• Master Degree in any discipline

• 10 years minimum of experience in an industrial manufacturing environment

• 10 years minimum of experience as Operations Manager, Site Manager, Plant Manager, …

• Experienced people manager who can motivate and coach a team to peak performance

• Strong interpersonal skills combined with strong analytical skills

• Change management experience

• Sound knowledge of either of these: Lean principles, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, Operational Excellence, Sig Sigma, TQM, …

• You speak English fluently as well as either Dutch or French


Yvy Jacobs Head of Recruitment & Processes