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Production Manager

Key Accountabilities

As the Production Manager at Puratos Groot-Bijgaarden you are leading the Production of our product range fats & glazes, including Production Planning, in order to ensure optimal product capacity and production efficiencies throughout the plant. You play a key role in the Service Level of the plant towards the customers and in the Cost Efficiency of your department.

As member of the Site Management Team you take the lead for all operational performances (SHE, Quality, Service, Cost and People) of your department and implements  the continuous improvement program towards Operational Excellence.

Planning and organization

  • You set up the weekly planning of capacity (shifts) for the department production lines.
  • You monitor the production administration in SAP/MES.
  • You are responsible for full compliance of your department to all applicable legal regulations and international food safety standards: safety, working condition, environment, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Prerequisite Programs (PRP), British Retail Consortium (BRC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Halal, Kosher, allergens, …
  • You follow-up operational & technical issues and propose and implement improvement actions
  • You introduce new products/production techniques in collaboration with the BU/R&D/Engineering.

Coaching and training

  • You show strong people management of your direct reports (Teamleaders, Operators)
  • You coach your Teamleaders to enable them to fulfill their role to their maximum potential
  • You are involved in our selection and recruitment process of new employees
  • You strive to create a good and collaborating working environment
  • You improve and enhance the knowledge, skills and competency levels in the department

Continuous Improvement

  • You implement a Continuous Improvement Program in the department
  • You act as a Change manager

Reporting/budget – investments/projects

  • You report the results on a regular base (Site-meeting, BU-meeting, Management Team meeting, department meeting)
  • You keep track of  KPI’s and develop initiatives for 100% fulfillment.
  • You define and follow-up of action plan to improve the production activities
  • You optimize line performance and propose new investments/projects
  • You manage a yearly budget calculation & monthly budget follow up


Who are we looking for?

  • You have a master degree in industrial engineering, chemical, bio, mechanical engineering, or any related field.
  • You have at least 3 years of relevant experience as production manager (production lines/plants, warehouse management, deployment, …), experience in the food industry is an asset.
  • You are fluent in French or Dutch (written & spoken language) & English
  • You have strong knowledge of MSOffice and SAP.
  • You have strong collaboration, communication skills whilst guaranteeing high customer needs satisfaction
  • You are a strong people manager and facilitates as a true Coach and Motivator


What do we offer?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. You will have the opportunity to contribute to our common vision and mission: using new technologies to improve the quality of food. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on a competitive salary package with benefits such as a yearly bonus, pensionplan, hospitalizationplan, meal vouchers of 8 euro and a company car.

Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oWeohwqgW4&t=69s


Who are we?

The secret behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. At Puratos you will be joining an enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are a leading, B2B, international player and, what is more, a Belgian & Spanish-owned family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

After a century growing our business, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, understanding our customers, and their customers' needs, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.