Operations Manager EMEA
Chromaflo Technologies is the premier global provider of colorant technology solutions, serving customers in the architectural coatings, industrial coatings and thermoset composites market. The headquarters of the Chromaflo EMEA division is located in Sittard (Netherlands).
Chromaflo Technologies Europe BV is part of Vibrantz Technologies since April 2022, a leading specialty chemicals and materials company with an annual turnover of more than 2 billion dollars. Vibrantz fabricates mineral based additives; pigments; functional ingredients for special coatings; glass, porcelain, enamel. The company uses its profound knowledge about particle size engineering, color technologies; glass and ceramic sciences to offer unique products and solutions to more than 11.000 clients in a variety of end markets such as electronics, build and construction, industry, automotive, devices and sanitary. Vibrantz Technologies, with its headquarters in Houston (TX, US), exists of Chromaflo Technologies, Prince International Corporation and Ferro Corporation. Altogether, Vibrantz employs around 5.400 people on 6 continents.
Chromaflo created a unique competitive position in the market being a market leader with high profitability and few competitors. The start of what Chromaflo is today dates back to 1960. Chromaflo Technologies Europe BV was founded in 2012 and has root in several other companies. It develops and produces high end solutions and is known for its quality, service, latest technology and flexibility.
On behalf of Chromaflo, Equipe is looking for candidates for the position of:
Operations Manager EMEA
A People Manager that organizes and brings structure
Being the Operations Manager EMEA, you are responsible for the colorant production & laboratory facilities located in Sittard (NL), Maastricht (NL), Vantaa (FI) and Johannesburg (SA). Your span of control includes manufacturing, logistics, maintenance, engineering, and quality control (in total 125 FTE). Your focus lays on integrating these plants by developing standardized working methods. To get there, plants need to further develop its capabilities in terms of organization, workforce training and leadership. As well, improving collaboration of teams within plants and also the collaboration between plants on a regional level. Altogether, becoming more flexible to get to the optimal use of resources, production skills, quality, engineering and maintenance. This way obtaining maximum productivity and quality at the lowest cost through the implementation of best management practices. Furthermore, you collaborate with other departments such as Finance, HR, R&D, EHS, Purchasing, Logistics, Planning etcetera. You report to the VP Global Operations.
You are an experienced international manufacturing operations manager, able to motivate and bring people together, to organize and bring structure. You are able to keep track of several plants. You see opportunities for a more efficient and flexible way of producing on a regional level. Therefore, you have broad business knowledge, also understanding the financial outcome of your decisions. You are a strong communicator who shifts naturally between reporting on KPI’s and communicating with the VP, collaborating with various departments within the group, and interacting with Plant Managers and Supervisors on the operational level. Having knowledge about and experience with chemical processes, batch manufacturing processes (mixing process) and business seasonality is a plus. You are proficient in Dutch and English and have a relevant preferably academic educational background.
In this role most energy is spend on the plants in Sittard and Maastricht. Though, it is a role with a broad and international span of control, accompanied with enough opportunities for you to build on improving the organization. Next to that, you’ll be working for a market leader within a dynamic context with the ability to be in contact with clients. Your business delivers high quality products with a good service and you’ll be working in a professional and experienced team. In general, people work for longer periods of time for Chromaflo, as they find it an entrepreneurial organisation in which people’s insights are valued. Moreover, the renumeration package is substantial.
Have we sparked your interest? Than we would like you to apply directly via the vacancy with an English CV and motivation letter.
For further information about Chromaflo: https://chromaflo.com/.
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