Production Manager

Our Client is providing an opaque and transparent solution in thermoforming plastics and technical foam for acoustic and thermal insulation for clients around the world. Their operations started 85 years ago in Belgium and to better serve our customers, they have established five manufacturing locations and competence centers across France, Slovakia and China.  The company is part of a large Belgian, privately owned group.  

For the production site in with approx. 130 workers, they are looking for a Production Manager who will be responsible for the entire ins and outs of production. 

Description de la fonction

As Production Manager, you are the central point of contact in the plant. You are responsible for organizing, planning and optimizing all production activities, including all maintenance activities and waste streams. 

You closely monitor the performance of the production process. You follow up the implementation of the long and short-term production objectives.

You ensure the development and follow-up of the production and cost budgets.

You monitor compliance with safety and quality standards and take the necessary actions in case of deviations.

Within the shift system you steer and coach the department heads and Logistics Manager where necessary.

In this role, you work closely with your colleagues from sales, marketing, purchasing, R&D and IT to set production priorities.

You will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and optimizing collaboration with subcontractors.

exigences de l'emploi
  • Preferably they are looking for high potential, for whom this will be a step up in his career, having had at least leadership experience as a Team Leader in production environment.
  • You have a technical (higher) education and can look back on several years of relevant experience within a production context.
  • You have a good technical understanding of production processes and machines.
  • As a people manager, you know how to motivate your team and bring out the best in your colleagues. You enjoy being on the shop floor and know what is going on in production.
  • You are a bridge builder and have the necessary communication skills to negotiate independently. You take decisions where necessary.
  • You have a feeling for quality and are safety-conscious. From your analytical attitude you like to improve efficiency.
  • You are entrepreneurial and know how to set priorities.
  • You are fluent in French or Dutch. English is a plus.
  • Ideally you live within no more than 1 hour drive by car from the production location

You will have the opportunity to work as a Production Manager in a high-end production environment, where investments are made in the latest technologies.

A challenging position with autonomy, in a context that is committed to sustainability and innovation.  This is a long-term assignment where you will invoice through your management company

définition organisationnelle et ministérielle

You will report directly to the CEO and provide strategic services and reporting. You manage and coach a team of about 40 production workers.

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Patrick Michielsen Partner