Operations manager – Ijmuiden


Our client employs 66 employees (18 employees in the head office and 48 employees on the plant). In this role you will be responsible for the plant in both IJmuiden and Den Helder.

Your role is to make strategic decisions, to manage daily operations, set standards for the plant and work with the management, middle management and HSEQ to ensure that processes, results and safety standards comply with these standards. In this role you will report directly to the managing director and be part of the management team.


  • Ensure that the work on the plant is carried out within the applicable legislation and safety, environmental, labor and health (safety) regulations.
  • End responsible for the implementation of a safe working environment (in close cooperation with the HSEQ department).
  • Setting up investment plans and develop cost saving ideas.
  • Ensure that work will be done in the most efficient way.
  • Constantly looking for opportunities to improve operational excellence.
  • Setting up plans to facilitate new developments, par example development of production, equipment and silo’s.
  • Responsible for risk assessment of the machinery within the plant (mills, sacking and sieving line, etc.).
  • Coordinating operational activities, so that products can be produced in accordance with the quality standards, cost objectives and planning. This must be done according the applicable legislation and regulations.
  • End responsible for follow up on the RI&E.
  • Managing directly the production manager and manager of the technical department and indirectly the production department and maintenance department (36 employees in total).
  • Managing and coaching employees in a pro-active way.


  • You have a completed relevant education, minimum engineering level;
  • Knowledge of, and/or work experience in an industrial area is preferred;
  • Knowledge of barite and bentonite or the oil industry is an advantage;
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant working experience in managing people;
  • Economic knowledge is a pre.
  • Your work mentality is pro-active and hands on;
  • You will remain positive in all situations;
  • You are able to communicate on different levels; from the work floor up to the management.
  • You must be visible within the organization. Therefor you are an outgoing personality.
  • Creativity and problem prevention is part of your DNA.
  • You are fluent in both English and Dutch;
  • You have experience and understanding of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 standards and preferable GMP +.
  • You have strong communication, reporting and organizational skills;
  • You take initiative and inspire others with your enthusiasm;
  • You are a strong manager who is able to motivate decisions based on facts and knowledge;
  • You are capable of running several projects in parallel and to work in a flexible and accurate way.


Milja Prince +31(0)23 – 5583723


Milja Prince +31(0)23 – 5583723