Production Supervisor - Amsterdam

Cleantech - Engineering
Ref: 150 Date Posted: Wednesday 25 Sep 2019
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Our client is a progressive global technology company based in Brisbane (Australia) that is dedicated to enabling people to choose their energy future. They do this by developing distinctive award-winning electric vehicle (EV) charging products. We offer flexible, scalable technology solutions that enable growth in electric vehicle adoption and the proliferation of charging infrastructure.


This position reports directly to the EU Manufacturing Operations Manager and is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You are part of a rapidly growing team which is globally responsible for Manufacturing, Total Quality, Continuous Improvement, Training, and a safe work environment. The role requires an experienced manufacturing supervisor, who is familiar with coordinating the day-to-day operations of a lean production line. You’ll be directly responsible for leading the production in Amsterdam. You will be a key player in the Amsterdam operations that works daily together with Quality and Logistic colleagues.

LOCATION: Amsterdam


  • Lead the production team on the multiple production lines the pursuit of achieving the managerial objectives.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and direct activities of the production operators, to ensure products are manufactured on-schedule, in the right sequence, to the required quality standard. Orchestrate the priorities between the different lines and workstation to assure an as efficient flow as possible.
  • Drive the production team to achieve the established targets for Safety, People, Quality (DIFOT, OEE, RFT etc)
  • Assist with the hiring and coaching of approximately the production team members, conducting team member development/coaching when required.
  • Registration of worked hours of the production team members and the follow up on sickness cases and other employee-related topics.
  • Support all Lean / 5S initiatives.
  • Support all VSM and line balancing activities.
  • Enforces company policies and guidelines.
  • Liaise with Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality, and other internal departments when ‘line stoppage’ escalation is required.
  • Support Continuous Improvement initiatives to reduce production variances.
  • Completes issue and/or incident forms timely, participates in investigations and is a part of the solution for improved quality and/or safety.
  • Schedule overtime/weekend work for the manufacturing operations if required
  • Ensure that all safety practices are following the relevant policies & rules are being enforced.


  • Diploma or work experience on HBO level
  • Proven track record of excellence in communication and team leadership skills
  • + 3 years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment and leading teams
  • + 1 years’ experience working directly with incident / Issue Reporting Systems, with a general knowledge in the corresponding systems/tools/ procedures (8D, Ishikawa, 5x Why’s, etc)
  • Able to speak and write English at a professional level
  • Can make efficient use of ERP software (Netsuite), Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Moderate skillset for project management to run shop floor improvement programs
  • Lean Yellow or Green belt is a plus combined with previous work experience in the automotive industry
  • Able to deal with complex issues in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Problem solving, hands-on, energetic attitude with a drive to make his/her team members to excel and shine


In the interest of personal safety, all employees have an obligation to:

  • Comply with all safe work practices, rules, procedures and instructions with the intent of avoiding injury to themselves and others, damage to plant or equipment and environmental pollution.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others.
  • Wear personal protective equipment and clothing where required.
  • Comply with any reasonable direction given by Management for environmental, health and safety.
  • Not misuse or interfere with any environmental or health and safety equipment provided.
  • Report all near misses, accidents and incidents on the job immediately.
  • Report all known or observed hazards to their Supervisor or Director immediately.


Get in touch with 
Jay Bettle       
Tel: +44 (0)1908 920 436