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Manager Production Wapenveld

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

In short

You are an experienced, result-driven and people-minded production manager, dedicated to bringing our dynamic production site in Wapenveld to the next level regarding safety, productivity and process improvements.

What will you encounter in this position?

AkzoNobel is one of the global leaders in paints and coatings. At our site in Wapenveld, we produce various paints, coatings, and putties for different (global) businesses of AkzoNobel. You will encounter a dynamic work environment with more than 140 motivated and passionate people working in production, logistics, quality control, maintenance and related departments.

At the Wapenveld site we are continuously improving our processes, catching up on modernization and implementing new high standards. The organization and workforce are in a steady change, where we empower our people to take more responsibilities in their own work. You are an ambassador of this modernization in the plant and of this empowerment at the site.

As Production Manager, you will be part of the management team and report to the Site & Operations Manager in Wapenveld. You are direct line manager of three Production Supervisors, one Logistics Supervisor and a team of four Schedulers / Administrators. Indirectly, you are responsible for a team of 85 employees in operations.

What will you do?

You make sure that the production, warehousing and scheduling is running smoothly every day. As Production Manager, you are responsible for safety in your departments, the output of good quality product and for meeting our productivity targets. You can be decisive when it comes to daily operational matters as well as strategic and analytical when defining future improvement plans.

You strive to improve safety, productivity, efficiency and engagement by embracing people development, empowerment and a continuous improvement mind-set. You are clear on expectations, inspire others to deliver, support and appreciate the efforts of employees and you are directive and strict when circumstances require.

What tasks and duties are associated with this role?

In this role you will…

  •  Manage daily production and drive safety and sustainability with a passion for efficiency and quality
  •  Lead the workforce and encourage people’s development and empowerment
  •  Be the role model and gatekeeper for people safety and process safety in your departments
  •  Lead change programs and operational excellence programs
  •  Keep overview of performance, flag potential problems in advance and take appropriate action
  •  Analyze and present management information in order to take decisions regarding targets, budgets and future improvement projects
  •  Take the lead and decide on a department or site level in case of production- or safety problems
Who are you?

You have a solid 5 to 10 years of work experience as Production Manager and a track record as effective leader. You are experienced with change management, organizational development, people development and improvements in safety and behavior.

You are a team player who enjoys an operational dynamic environment and who is keen on advancing the production on its journey of modernization and empowerment. In this environment you effectively manage improvement projects, you delegate responsibilities and keep the overview. You are decisive and a natural leader in steering the team in the right direction.

You have very good communication and stakeholder management skills. You leverage the strengths of others in your team and in your network.

What do you bring?

You bring…
• 5 to 10 years’ experience as Production Manager or leader in a manufacturing environment
• Demonstrated experience in change management and organizational development
• Result-driven, decisive, analytical and structured competences
• Motivating, inspiring and trustworthy people management skills
• Passion for continuous improvement (L6S) and productivity improvement
• Knowledgeable in working with HSE directives and processes
• HBO or master’s degree in Engineering- or Industrial Engineering
• Fluently in Dutch and English

Become part of an outstanding employer

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in the Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:
• a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays
• participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan
• plenty of opportunities to learn and develop within AkzoNobel that can help you to grow beyond this role, for example towards supply chain

Application details

We welcome your online application, reference 6276. Please share your CV and motivation letter with us. Please note that we only consider applications via the system, not by mail.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact Ariane Kräutner, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, mail TalentResourcing.NL@akzonobel.com.

The vacancy will expire on December 31st. Feedback is expected to be given by mid-January. The recruitment process consists of the selection of the best applications and at least two interview rounds. An employment screening will be part of the selection process.

Agency calls are not appreciated.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 6276

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