engineerWe are currently looking for an Operations Manager with a can do and make it work attitude to join the team within EPS.The right candidate for this position is besides productivity driven, also able to change a culture and he/she makes decisions on data & facts. To make sure you are on the right track to reach our key objectives you are capable to work on an abstract as well as detailed level. Last but not least you always look beyond barriers to provide solutions.Managing about 25 people and reporting directly to the Site Manager this role will have as primary objectives:Direct and coordinate the production and logistics operationsManage and improve productivity, efficiency and profitability performances of the organizational operationsManage inventories level & on time in fullMaintain, develop and improve environmental, health and safety standardsEndorse and promote Quality Excellence programs and achievementsCore responsibilities critical to enabling success in this role include:Be able to communicate with stakeholders and on different levels across the organizationManage the production and logistics operations of the site, which includes the implementation and administration of production, warehousing and other programs and schedule, safety initiatives, applicable product and quality improvement measures, and related areasBuild a strong team by developing, evaluating performance and develop positive relationships among the team members. Find the right balance between coaching and strong leadershipAssist in team spirit activities among various departments, such as Maintenance, Materials, and Quality Control to implement, monitor, and update operations, processes, equipment, and related areasParticipate to the implementation of an overall production and manufacturing strategy in the plant, such as plant metrics, resource allocation, maintenance and safety programs, budget development, capital investment and process improvement projectsDevelop, analyse and review a variety of production reports to improve costs, employee commitment, safety, production lines, quality, efficiency, cycle times, volumes, and implements management changes as requiredDevelop appropriate systems, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with manufacturing or operational principles and practices and applicable laws, rules, and regulations; monitors compliance with these areasWorks in close conjunction with supply chain department to make sure that we meet customer requirements in terms of lead-times, quality, OTIF and service levelBachelor’s degree in (Chemical) Engineering, Production Management or an equivalent educationApproximately 5 years of batch chemical production experience ideally in a liquid coatings plant, including management experience in an organizationA proven track record driving strong safety culture, leading this by personal example, proactively seeking to continuously improve safety culture and behavioursProven experience in change managementStrong organizational and project management skills with a successful track record implementing projects to schedule and achieve targets. Is therefore focused on closing the PDCA loop (Plan-Do-Check-Act)Capable to analyse effectively and make complex decisionsExperience with Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methods and tools (5S) – focused on continuous improvement and implementing best practicesAdvanced in working with procedures and systems like ERP, databases, Excel, etc.Proven experience managing and developing a team to a higher performance levelFluent in Dutch & EnglishEPS B.V.Sherwin-Williams, founded in 1866 is the global number 1 company in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products. With corporate headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, the company generated pro forma 2016 revenues of $ 15.8 billion and employs approximately 60,000 associates worldwide. Sherwin-Williams shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.EPS BV, located in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, is part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group (PCG). The PCG supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets in more than 115 countries around the world. EPS BV is a leading supplier of high performing, compliant acrylic emulsion technologies as well as conventional resins. The focus is on what is most important to the customers to create products based on their unique needs. EPS emulsion choices include a wide range of 100% acrylic and styrene acrylic emulsions with proprietary adhesion technology to offer polymers with value-added features including superior adhesion to multiple substrates, early water resistance, block resistance and abrasion resistance. Reliability and sustainability are the heart of what EPS does. EPS BV is committed to building manufacturing capability across the region to support strategic growth.