Operations Director

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SIRE Life Sciences® is the market leader in life science recruitment. We believe the recruitment market needs to gear up in technology and continues innovation. We like technology, in a life science market driven on science, we couldn’t stay behind; we drive Recruitment Science. Investing a majority of our turnover in technology enables us to use unique Resource Technologies. By using highly advanced algorithms, we enable our team of Resource & Data Strategists© to maintain the most advanced, detailed and complete Life Sciences network in Europe. This big data enables us to work Reverse Recruitment©: we first analyze the market in-depth before we go out to the market. Because we analyze the whole market, we can compare facts and data. This enables us to do Facts & Big Data Recruitment©, making sure we, or better yet, you find the right career!

The company

Our client is a professional Food organization, based in Netherlands.
For a middle-sized multinational in the Food Industry I'm currently looking for an experienced Operations Director with international experience in the Food Industry. The company is a player with multiple plants world-wide and in this role you have European responsibility.

Role description

For this role I'm looking for an experienced and ambitious operations professional who has +10 years of manufacturing experience. Next to running the production and making sure the processes run as efficient as possible, the Operations Director has an high focus on cost reduction, troubleshooting and reorganisation of the European organisation.

As Operations Director you have the overall responsibility and work closely with the project director, but also marketing and R&D. You have strong communication skills, know how to charm and how you can create synergy between the different plants, but also between the different departments. In this role you have a leading role when it comes to production and innovation.


-Overall responsibility over the production & manufacturing
-Reorganisation of the European organisation
-Create synergy between the different plants
-Create alignment between production, marketing and R&D
-Improve efficiency
-Achieve proven record of cost reduction


-You have a bachelor degree in the Life Sciences
-Proven record in Continuous Improvement: improvement of cost reduction and efficiency
- +7 years of experience in the Food Industry
-International experience
-Fluent in English
-Experience in Project Management and Manufacturing

Secondary benefits

  • (Travel) expenses
  • 13th/14th month
  • Company Car
Food & Beverage
Production & Operations, Continuous Improvement
Employment type
> 10 Years
Location type
Multiple locations
110.000 Eur - 120.000 Eur
English, Dutch