Posted on: 11.01.2018

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

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Seasoned manufacturing manager with a broad view and able to combine both strategic as well as operational priorities

Our client is an internationally active and financially solid industrial group with production facilities and sales & marketing offices present worldwide. The HQ of one of their business units - active in a wide range of industrial fields – is located in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. In order to reinforce their management team our client is currently looking to recruit a (m/f):



Seasoned manufacturing manager with a broad view and able to combine both strategic as well as operational priorities


Job description


  • As VP Operations, you are responsible for the definition of the manufacturing strategy which needs to be aligned with the divisional strategic plan and overall business plan.
  • You will ensure strict implementation of the Group’s EH&S and QA standards and you will be the driving force behind continuous improvement of processes and procedures, lean manufacturing methodology and sharing of best supply chain practices.
  • In order to set the standards for continuous improvement and operational excellence, you will introduce the relevant KPI’s (e.g. on-time delivery, labor and machine output …) and will closely monitor performance and take appropriate action to adjust in case this is necessary. You will also take initiatives to improve performance across operational plants and finishing shops (including 5S, Lean, Blackbelt …)
  • You will make sure that the supply chain process is managed in the most optimal way resulting in a.o. the definition of SLA between factories and internal customers …
  • You will report directly to the Head of Business Unit and are part of the senior management team.




  • You have a civil engineering educational background or are equivalent through experience.
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in managing industrial operations in a multiple site set up as well as a thorough knowledge of and experience in supply chain management.
  • You demonstrate very good leadership skills and are an experienced people manager.
  • You have business acumen and a strategic mind-set but also show operational skills to put theoretical concepts into practice.
  • You are flexible and willing to travel up to 25% of your time.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and in English (oral and written).




You get the opportunity to work in a stable company with a strong international reputation. We offer you a challenging and varied job in a growing, constantly evolving, department in which you can take both initiative and responsibility and make a difference. A market-based salary including fringe benefits.




Send your resume and application letter with reference BE765197 to Hudson attn. Thomas Nuyts – Joe Englishstraat 56 2140 Antwerp. Tel. +32 3 217 21 63. E-mail:


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