Manager Production



An introduction to Etex
At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.
We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!
Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Managing the total production in Delfzijl so that the panels are produced according to plan and within a safe and environmentally friendly environment, in the most (cost) efficient way and according to the right quality requirements.


Job content
Directs the production department at the Delfzijl plant to ensure that the planned production runs as efficiently as possible
•    In consultation with the Operations Manager, define and pursue objectives within the production
•    In collaboration with the Manager Operations & CIP, develop a long-term vision for the production (Performance plan)
•    Managing the different shifts within production
•    Working closely with the responsibilities of supply chain, process and quality department, maintenance, HSE and continuous improvement
•    The implementation of quality, safety and environmental regulations and production objectives and the monitoring of improvements and active support
•    Follow-up production results and adjust where necessary, formulate and facilitate improvement proposals
•    Coordinate analysis of production problems and drive solutions
•    Monitoring and optimising man- and machine yields and cost price
•    Leading the morning meeting and making sure the right content is in place
•    Responsibility for the correct and timely administration of production figures


Managing and coaching employees
•    Continuous evaluation and adjustment of the production organization
•    Supporting, advising and supervising the duty supervisors with regard to their work
•    Conducting evaluation interviews
•    Solving interpersonal problems with all production staff
•    In consultation with HR, follow up on absenteeism due to illness and propose actions for improvement
•    Organising/organising training on the use of new machines and on-the-job training of employees in this


Visual management
•    Visual management
•    Properly define KPIs and manage accordingly and follow up on actions
•    Responsible for the correct entry and administration of production and quality data generated in production.


Drawing up and managing budgets
•    Drawing up production budgets
•    Continuous monitoring of Opex, CDTs
•    Analyzing budgets and making adjustments if possible


Critical success factors  
•    Safety: Number of accidents, leading and lagging safety indicators
•    Quality: failure rates; complaints/Mm2
•    Opex: achieving budget, reducing costs, OEE
•    Employee absenteeism, PTO
•    Preparing and supervising audits


Job Requirements
•    Minimum education and diploma: HTS+ (preferably WO) focused on (process) technology + management
•    Minimum experience: 10 years of experience as a manager in a production environment
•    Language skills: Good oral and written knowledge of English and excellent knowledge of Dutch
•    Required certificates: VCA-vol


Additional Skills
•    Knowledge of the production environment at Etex BP Farmsum and the different machines, production line, etc.
•    Basic knowledge of economics
•    Knowledge of People Management
•    Technical insight
•    Knowledge of SAP


Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 13,500 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.