EU manufacturing Director

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Publication Date: 8 Jul 2024

Location: Amsterdam, netherlands

Company: Ecotone

The more diverse an ecosystem is, the richer and more resilient it is.  This is the reason why Ecotone is looking for people from any background who are inspired and motivated by the wish to make things better; to be guided by the natural world in everything we do; to enrich lives and to make a positive difference by championing food for biodiversity.  Are you ready to support our mission?  Join us and join our movement to make a difference! #ImIn


We are looking to recruit our EU Manufacturing Director to take a systematic and a continuous improvement approach to drive our manufacturing performance to world class levels for our 9 factories.


The EU Manufacturing Director provides leadership, expertise and support toward excellence in manufacturing management for all Ecotone’s sites ensuring a rigorous governance, adherence to agreed standards, providing trainings and developing solutions and programs to improve manufacturing performances.


The role requires working within a complex manufacturing network both at plant level, as technologies differs significantly, and culturally as the sites are spread all over Europe.

It involves influencing a cultural change as well as a technological upgrade and make it all sustainable. 


He/She will liase with the Chief Supply Chain Officer, the Operations Directors and the Board to secure consistent results and the development of a deeper manufacturing culture within the whole organization.


Travel Requirements : 50% - only in Europe


Experience/ Technical Skills :

  • Total experience for 20 years in FMCG industry, preferably in Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing knowledge in world class manufacturing plants; experience in TPM/Lean manufacturing implementations in multiple locations
  • Management of multiple/ remote locations within Europe with low-medium-high manufacturing maturity environments
  • Track record of Value engineering, cost performance and restructuring strategies
  • Previous experience in upgrading maintenance systems, strong knowledge in improving product Quality systems
  • Experience in driving and upgrading safety frameworks

If you are results driven,

focusing on critical priorities that fit with long term strategies,

engaging others with trust & energy,

and if you want to contribute to make food for Biodiversity, let’s join us & apply directly on our job platform!

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