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Operations Director

Area role, reporting to the General Manager for Lotus Bakeries Area Netherlands and is part of the Management Team. The Operations director will be working closely together with the General Manager and MT, in improving the business performance across all operations activities in the Netherlands. Existing of 3 production plants, Logistics, R&D and QESH.   Focus on development of long term strategy and blue print of the organisation. Further strengthen the position of operations in the organisation and increase synergy within the entire operations organisation and assure the effectiveness and efficiency.   Leads and coaches the Area operations teams with regard to their effectiveness, individual capabilities, motivation, and professional development. Stimulates the cooperation within the teams and with the rest of the organization.
Employee working at the production of Peijnenburg


Strategic management - action plan, budget & KPIs

Efficient organisation through personal leadership and people management

Directing the Operations Team to achieve the planned output

Pursuit of Operational Excellence

3 plants, 1 External distributie-centrum, 6 direct reports

Indirect ca 190 employees


Education (degree):

  • University degree, subsidiary in food, agriculture.

Competence profile:

  • Inspiring people manager who gives autonomy, connects and is transparent and open. Must typify and model the Lotus Core Competencies – Teamwork, Open Dialogue and Passion.
  • Willing and able to delegate tasks, but prepared to take ultimate responsibility
  • Organisational skills, strong stakeholder management and strong communication skills
  • Strategic thinking and helicopter view
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, results orientated and analytical

Specific knowledge:

  • Experience in a full multi-disciplinary Operations / Supply Chain role (incl. P&L responsible)
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of food products and/or FMCG industry
  • Proven management skills and experience
  • Rich experience of continuous improvement processes
  • Change and transformational experience (e.g. culture, org.structure, projects)


  • Dutch
  • English
Peijnenburg marketing team in the Netherlands

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Laura Simons

Brand Manager


When you join us, a varied job with enthusiastic colleagues awaits you in a dynamic and successful organization with a flat organizational structure. The culture within our organization can be described as informal and open with a no-nonsense mentality. We encourage courage and team spirit among our employees.

Our values are Team Spirit, Open Dialogue and Passion, because together we are TOP! Our flexible work policy makes it possible to combine work from the office and home.



Are you extremely enthusiastic about this vacancy? Then apply quickly and who knows, you might become our new colleague.

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