VE 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.
The company is a multinational with multiple plants located in Europe. This company is growing fast, innovative and one of the marketplayers in it's segment.

Role description

As the Value Engineering Director you are the key-role in translating goals, focused on cost reduction, into concrete and specific projects at all the plants in Europe. You have a strong focus on cost reduction by analyzing the processes, matching factories, focus on the products and it's raw materials, supporting purchasing and trouble shooting.

For this role you are responsible for controlling the European market on cost reduction, coaching your team with a total of +/-30FTE. You work closely together with Manufacturing, Marketing and R&D. Therefore I'm looking for someone who is ambitious, a self starter, has strong communication skills and know how to be persuasive to achieve the goals. Also having a strong manufacturing background is required, financial knowledge and a proven record of cost reduction.

For this international role, you will be traveling 40% of the time within Europe. So you are flexible with traveling and are located near one of the plants of this company.


-Focus on cost reduction
-Analyzing production and supply chain processes
-Setting up new projects
-Visiting the plants, located in Europe, on regular base
-Supporting purchasing
-Trouble Shooting
-Working closely together with Manufacturing, Marketing and R&D
-Coaching your team of directly 5FTE, indirectly 25FTE


-Flexible with traveling, willing to travel 40% of the time
-Strong background in Manufacturing (+7 years)
-Recent experience in the Food Industry is a requirement
-Strong communication and presentation skills
-Degree in the Life Sciences
-Proven record of financial skills (cost reduction)
-Qualification in Lean is highly preferred
-Fluently English
-International experience

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