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Our client is a leading international company of high-quality products and excellent customer relationships. He quickly established as a highly regarded brand worldwide.

We are looking for a specialist for the position as


Interim Manager COO / Production Manager / Change Manager (f/m)



To facilitate the further growth especially in the OEM business our client is currently investing in production processes and equipment. In accordance with that we are now looking for an Interim Manager Operations / COO with a strong background in OEM business and processes. In this role the Interim Manager Operations is part of the Management Team (MT) and responsible for the production departments, process engineering, production planning and maintenance through their various managers (90-100 FTE). Besides the main production site in Netherland also the facilities in Spain (30 FTE) and France (10 FTE) are part of the responsibility. The current production is partially automated and mainly focused on the production for small and medium customers.


As Interim Manager Operations you have a strong focus on strengthening the existing OEM business and answering the increasing need of professional processes towards the needs of OEM requirements. You have experience in and know how to drive complex transformations and change processes effectively and ability to motivate, stimulate and coach your teams constructively. You are always willing to walk the extra mile, bring a fresh and energetic approach and have the natural aptitude to motivate and support people. You are always focused on structure, prioritization and decisiveness and remain persistent until the goal has been reached. You are experienced in an analytical approach for problem solving in accordance to the Lean approach. Going to Gemba is for you a daily practice and not just a phrase.

  • Implementation of a state of the art production methods to fulfill the customer demands;

  • Implementation of a culture of ownership on site;

  • Championing of the relationship between engineering and plant operations on site to ensure high-quality product integration;

  • Coaching, motivating and managing of your teams as well as guidance and substantive development during the transformation process;

  • Energizing the team and facilitate them in making the change;

  • Define and implement the new production system based on Six Sigma/Lean.


Of course, managing the daily operation is part of the job. It is your challenge to make the change and on the other hand ensure the quality and continuity of the production process, so that the products can be realized at the right time and manner.



  • MSc in production engineering or higher;

  • At least ten years of operational management experience in a comparable position;

  • Proven track record in change management processes and the ability to foresee impact of changes;

  • Experience in a role combining analytical and conceptual skills with business sense;

  • Proven experience with the Six Sigma methods – black belt education preferred;

  • Good command of English and Dutch both written and verbal, German/French or Spanish as a plus.


Start: May 2018

End: December 2018

Workload: 100%

Location: Netherland


We offer a very challenging Interim Management position with plenty of room for growth. Sign up over Daniel Rolla, CEO/Senior Partner: / Phone +41 44 5853971

Job details

Location Netherland
Type Interim Management
Start Date 14.05.2018
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