Pilot Plant Director

Our client is a fast-growing Deeptech startup with a mission: accelerate the transition to a net zero economy by developing innovative circular manufacturing processes. Their first target is the fashion industry, it is responsible for 4% of the global emission - more impact than all the flights and maritime transport combined. Instead of using petroleum-based product and emitting CO2, their manufacturing process is using CO2 as a raw material and green energy to manufacture virgin fabrics.  

Description de la fonction
  • Participate in design/ development of our pilot plant, from concept phase to the realization.

  • Define and deploy an industrial strategic and operational action plan with a view to a continuous improvement approach

  • Help recruiting an engineering team

  • Implement a global policy of HSE risk prevention and operational management of technical assets while ensuring the link with the competent authorities

  • Optimize the operation of the company's equipment through the reliability of prevention plans and of relevant performance indicators

  • Optimize reporting tools relating to activity monitoring

  • Define and carry out the supply and production program in quantity, deadlines and quality in accordance with S&OP commitments

  • Interact with vendors in terms of sample exchange, analysis, and reporting

  • Collaborate with internal business leaders to develop strategic product technology roadmaps including long-term technology capabilities and deliver them to the market

exigences de l'emploi
  • You have a technical background and at least ten years of professional experience in a similar position with international players in the pharmaceutical, chemical or oil industry.

  • You have already worked on sites in the petro- or chemical environment or any SEVESO classified site with ICPE/DREAL constraints.

  • You are a leader and results-oriented

  • You are structured and rigorous with a strong team spirit and interpersonal skills.

  • You are a self-starter with entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work under minimal supervision


A long-term assignment for an independent manager who can invoice through his or her management company in a highly innovative company which is at the edge of sustainability technology and very future orientated.  

définition organisationnelle et ministérielle

You will be reporting to the general manager and co-founder of the company, based in France. 

Avez-vous des questions?

Patrick Michielsen Partner