Plant Manager

Location Schiedam
Job Type Executive
Salary €80000 - 125000 per year €80,000 - €125,000 basic salary + incentive plan - 20% of basic salary + car allowance €10,000 + pen
Reference 12094662/4

Plant Manager


  • €80,000 - €125,000 basic salary
  • Incentive plan – 20% of basic salary
  • Car allowance €10,000
  • Pension - matched contribution
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Life assurance and health care cover
  • Relocation support available
  • 25 days’ leave + public holidays


Based: Netherlands, Schiedam


Established over 30 years, this company is recognised as a market leader within its respective field and provides sophisticated and cutting-edge engineered and manufactured products to a wide variety of clients.


As part of a group generating more than $800m in annual sales, this business unit has recently transformed its organisation and is now looking for a Plant Manager to lead all manufacturing and production operations at their plant in Schiedam, Netherlands. You will have full autonomy to drive operational improvements across the plant from a strategic operational perspective, with a hands-on approach.


As such, we are keen to recruit an experienced Plant Manager with a manufacturing or production background within the engineering market sector.


For further information and a confidential call, please email a CV to


The role of the Plant Manager will be as follows:


  • Manage day to day operations to ensure manufacturing KPIs are achieved
  • Manage and lead a team of 5 direct reports with a total of 50 staff across the site
  • Leading all production activities related to production, planning, quality, environmental, H&S, engineering support, manufacturing, operations, logistics, CapEx and facilities management
  • Recruitment, 121s, performance management, objective setting and employee engagement
  • Production routing and planning – planning new and existing orders on the shop floor with high variation and high mix batch manufacturing
  • Improve on operational KPIs – OTD (on-time delivery), cost of poor quality, safety/LTA
  • Value stream analysis and to outline ways in improving operational capacity
  • Review operational costs, reduce cost and outline methods to increase output and profitability
  • Resource planning, effective labour planning and headcount budgeting
  • Outline cost savings and lean improvements that will deliver YOY improvements
  • Promoting a continuous improvement culture across the site and championing all H&S initiatives


The ideal Plant Manager will have a combination of the following:


  • Plant Manager, Plant Director, Operations Director or General Manager type background
  • A suitable qualification in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, chemical engineering or metalworking is preferred
  • Must have worked in a manufacturing/production background and experienced in leading production teams
  • Expert in Lean, Six Sigma and H&S
  • The ideal applicant will have a track record of working for an SME which is part of an international, US or PLC listed business


How to apply:

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