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Production Leader

Venlo / Netherlands / Code: EPPA02282

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Introductie
An exciting opportunity for a Polish speaking Production Leader of a fruit packaging line based in Netherlands.
Omschrijving vacature

PRODUCTION LEADER PACKAGING DEPARTMENT (BLUE) BERRIES

Company Profile

Our client is located in Venlo, Netherlands. They specializes in the packaging, sorting and distribution of blueberries and other soft fruit. Our client receives fruit from growers in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Morocco and Spain. In addition, fruit is also traded for other parties. The main sales channels are the large retail chains in Northern Europe. Due to the international character, a lot of communication is in English.

Job description

You are responsible for the daily management of the packaging department, which, depending on the season, employs 15 – 100 people, mostly temporary workers. Within production there are four state-of-the-art sorting lines in which the fruit is sorted and packed, mostly from bulk. In addition, there are some lines for heat sealing and labelling. In the high season, packaging is done 6 days a week, at the moment with 1 shift, but this could become 2 shifts in due course. You will partly perform this function with a colleague supervisor, so that one supervisor is always available for the floor. The line operators are responsible for controlling one or two production lines.


You have the following responsibilities, which are divided between you and your colleague:

• Coordinating monthly, weekly and daily production planning;

• Contacts with employment agencies and scheduling staff and temporary workers (mostly Polish);

• Induction and training of line operators including assessment;

• Training production employees;

• Daily start-up of production and distribution of employees across the activities;

• Planning the work on the various production lines;

• Maintenance of the production lines and management, solving malfunctions and problems, coordination with suppliers;

• Coordination with planning and quality of fruit to be packed, especially in case of quality problems;

• Coordination with logistics about rush orders and preparation of shipments;

• Identifying problems and providing support to line operators.

• Daily and weekly cleaning of the production lines and packaging hall;

• Monitoring the quality of the end product in consultation with QC;

• Ensuring food safety and hygiene measures on the floor;

• Supervision of the administrative processing of production orders in SAP;

• Efficiency of work and optimization of production results in terms of quality, time and money, setting up and reporting KPIs;

• Planning and calling of materials.


Job requirements

For the vacancy of production manager we are looking for someone with similar experience, preferably in the fresh produce sector.

• Polish speaking, also English and/or Dutch speaking.

• You have gained at least 5 years of work experience in a similar role, preferably with fresh product.

• HBO + educated

• Leadership experience, you like and have demonstrable experience with leadership and you communicate clearly and clearly

• You are a team player and you communicate well with your colleagues

• Living within 30 minutes of Venlo OR relocate and live in this location

• Knowledge of food safety legislation and regulations is an advantage

• Technical affinity

• Ability to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment. You know how to tackle things and understand that flexibility is expected in your working hours, including working regularly on Saturdays.


Working conditions

Our client is a fun, starting and young company with a lot of dynamism. In addition to good employment conditions (CAO Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables), a pension scheme and training opportunities, an international working environment is offered with room to grow.

 
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