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  • Job reference: RMS0162223

Production Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/01/2016
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The Company:
Our client produces a broad range of granular and powder fertilizer products at the high-capacity, multi-purpose plant in Amsterdam. Each year the company supplies over 1, 8 million tons of high-grade fertilizer to customers throughout Europe. Today the company employs 100 employees.

The Role:
The primary focus of this position is to be responsible for the cost effective management of the day to day operations of the site. This includes production, maintenance, laboratory, process engineering and the harbour logistics.
The Plant Manager is the driving force behind the implementation of policies in relation to safety and environment within the operational departments.
He is the prominent contributor in major projects, as for instance ACE, Key Value Drivers and strategic workforce development.
He is further responsible for continuous business improvement with the focus on improving site performance, taking the site to the next level and preparing it for the challenges of the future.
The jobholder will report to the CEO

He is responsible for achieving targets and goals of the site in relation to operational performance such as plant outputs, safety and environment, running hours and costs.
He is responsible for integrating procedures, policies, culture and being an ambassador for the company values.
He motivates, coaches and supports staff to ensure the overall performance of the team and achievement of business goals in a positive working environment.
He acts as intermediary between the plant and higher management ensuring excellent working relations within the organisation.
He is a major contributor in multidisciplinary project teams.
He is member of the MT

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Acts and interacts on an academic level, preferably holds a master degree in chemical engineering, combined with an business or economics degree.
5 – 10 years of relevant experience in comparable position(s), with knowledge of bulk chemicals.
Excellent communication skills, fluent in English and Dutch.
Has the ability to drive change through his team, having a proven ability to motivate the personnel at all levels within the organisation.
Pro-activity, hands-on personality and leading by example.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
An assessment will be part of the recruitment & selection procedure.
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