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Production Manager

Posted: 11 Nov 2020 Closes: 11 Dec 2020
Malle, Belgium Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -641208808

Location:Malle, Belgium

Contract type:Full -Time

People Leader: Plant Manager

Function: Supply Chain

About us:

We are people against dirty, the people behind Method and Ecover. We’ve always done things differently. We are fearless thinkers, mad scientists and adventurous designers who believe making soap leads to brave ideas, bold inventions and beautiful bubbles. We are small but we have big plans to make the world a cleaner, greener, more colourful place. We think about cleaning as an act of creative expression, a gesture of rebellion, and, yes, an escape from the normal. We take cleaning seriously – but not ourselves. We invite everyone to join us as we pioneer a future where doing business is doing good for all.

Our two brands are committed to inspiring generations of happy, healthy homes by making non-toxic products that work – for you and the planet. That’s why our work environment is creative, brand-savvy, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, solutions-focused, irreverent but disciplined, team-oriented and fun. Curious? Keep reading.

What's the role?

We are looking for a Production Manager to lead our production, blending and scheduling departments according to our high safety, quality and output standards. This person will be act as a leader for these employees and will be responsible for the team's performance, development and coaching.

The key elements this role are:
  • Target setting and delivery: plant efficiency (OEE) + output, crewing + temp usage, mass balance, defect rate + safety incident rate, costs control.
  • Team leadership and people management - oversight of the scheduling, blending and filling teams with responsibility for managing performance reviews, growth plans, recruitment, and reward.
  • Communication + follow up on technical needs to EU engineering/facility manager - and collaboration with maintenance by Coaching/Assistance OEE.
  • Provide input for yearly targets/budgets SG&A (improvements)/Capex for Production
  • Work in respect of the budget, delivering the targets (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Motivation)
  • Manage and assist trouble shooting / Personnel capacity management

Experience you’ll need :
  • A proven track record in a Production Manager role or similar (strong experience of having managed big teams in a factory in more than one role)
  • Experience with continuous improvement, TPM , Small Group Activities (improvement teams)
  • Strong people leadership experience
  • Familiarity with key plant metrics + deliverables

As well as close contact to our shop floor , you'll need to be a strong people leader with great communication skills and an ability to drive change effectively, across all levels (processes, systems and culture). You'll be fluent in Dutch and English and will have a strong affinity with our values.

What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • ‘Build your own’ learning programme
  • Free breakfast & snacks
  • 20 days annual holiday & 12 ADV days
  • Pension, Life cover & Health Insurance
  • Volunteering days
  • And lots more!

If you would like more information about this role, please email us at and ask for the full job description.

It’s a big, beautiful, colourful world out there and we should celebrate that. That’s why we’re working hard to be a fully diverse and inclusive place to work. Every day we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued, listened to, supported and where we can do our best work. Sure, there’s always more that can be done. But together with our team, partners, customers and community, we can make everyone welcome.

If you have a disability that prevents you from following our online application process, please contact us on the email address above so we can provide an alternative way for you to apply.We are happy to make adjustments to our hiring process to ensure we are accessible to everyone – please let us know what we can do to support you.

The deadline for this role isThursday 12th October- please submit your application by then.

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