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Operations Manager

Job Area
Supply chain
Rheda, Germany
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The Operations Manager will lead the production and maintenance departments of the site and will ensure that policies, procedures and regulations are followed.

He/she will act according to safety, quality and compliance guidelines and promote a continuous improvement environment within the organization.


  • Lead the production and maintenance departments.
  • Responsible for the production output and  product quality. Acts according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
  • Supervises maintenance programs and maintenance works.
  • Use of Manufacturing Excellence (ME) tools in order to achieve continuous improvement and enhance quality standards. Develop systems, processes and metrics (KPI’s) that track and optimize performance.
  • Commit and contribute to enhance safety, quality and compliance procedures.
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets.
  • Create and monitor the site investment budget. Explain deviations.
  • Implement strategies in alignment with the site strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus within his/her organization.
  • Relations with local authorities and organizations.
  • Support internal and external audits. Follow and close corrective actions.
  • Responsible for the training and development of employees under his/her supervision.
  • Participate in projects related to the site or any other corporate projects. Work together with other corporate functions and organizations.


  • 5 years in a comparable management position.
  • Will lead a team of approximately 25 members.


  • Experience in extraction processes for the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural or nutritional industries will be a plus.
  • BS degree in a technical area (Engineering...)