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Production Supervisor - Sint Niklaas

Chemicals - Operations
Ref: 58 Date Posted: Wednesday 20 Mar 2019
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Job Requirements

• A technical oriented Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
• Minimum 5+ years’ experience with operational leadership and production planning;
• Fluent in Dutch and English;
• Solid computer skills, including Excel and IFS.


About this Job - Production Supervisor

This vacancy is for a Production Supervisor, you have the responsibility for the production planning and for the complete coordination of the production. As a People Manager, you supervise and coach the production team. You make proposals to optimize the existing production process and you are involved in quality, safety and maintenance. 


Skills & Competencies 

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with all levels within the organization;
  • Strong entrepreneurial mind, self-motivated, takes initiative;
  • Must exhibit high energy, flexibility and results orientation;
  • Works autonomous, but with the necessary team-spirit;
  • Excellent communication skills and client focus;
  • Ability to identify problems and drive appropriate and effective solutions;
  • Works in a structured and goal-oriented way;
  • Hands-on approach and strong work ethic;
  • Sense of priorities;
  • A real business-orientation;
  • Ability to ensure optimum performance and continual improvement;
  • Accuracy and deliberate work attitude
  • Ability to influence and convince others;
  • “Safety first” attitude;
  • Drive for excellence.


Core Responsibilities 

  • Guarantee an optimal production process in order to ensure production continuity and a cost-efficient process;
  • Prepare an optimal production schedule in the short term and a production plan in the longer term (MRD);
  • Schedule an optimal production planning per department/production line based on the capacity, make-to-order, make-to-assemble and make-to-stock, available stock and agreed delivery times;
  • Evaluate and adjust the MRD production plan per product on a regular basis;
  • Anticipate to changes in production and in planning, to possible supply problems and exceptional sales orders;
  • Follow-up stock of raw materials, packaging, semi-finished products and finished products;
  • Daily monitoring of production process;
  • Prepare and implement the production procedures and instructions;
  • Together with the maintenance manager, innovative search for installation adjustments to ensure a cost-efficient process;
  • Report the daily activities and the KPI’s;
  • Manage personnel planning (internal and external);
  • Guard the respect of the personnel for the labour regulations, the quality, environmental & safety instructions, and order and cleanliness of the workplace;
  • Conduct performance interviews;
  • Supervise and coach production employees and detect training needs;
  • Communicate and cooperate with other stakeholders;
  • Supervise the correct maintenance of the installation;
  • Implementation 5S and perform 5S audits;
  • Be an expert at the ITW business process and apply the 80/20 concept in the business.


Our Client

Our client is one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses. With over 57 operations around the globe, they are global leaders within specialized engineering, scientific expertise and innovation.


Get in touch with 
Lewis Williams       
Tel: +44 (0)1908 920 439