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Director of Operations

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Amsterdam, North Holland
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 462810/001_1553514655
  • Sector: Manufacturing, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 25/03/2019

Describe the job: Director of Operations

A Global Medical Device company is seeking an experienced Operations Direct to be based in the greater Amsterdam area. The company is about to go through a significant expansion and is building several new facilities across Europe. This position will be given the autonomy to build the leadership team around them and grow the site to 450+ FTEs.


  • Have overall responsibility for performance of the manufacturing facility and achieving the requested manufacturing goals.
  • Responsible for meeting or beating key operating metrics/targets around quality, lead-time, on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, operational costs, excellent customer service, etc.
  • Ensure controlled roll-out of process changes and improvements.
  • Build the core competencies of the Dutch organisation to support all operations in the Netherlands.
  • Drive/champion continuous process improvement methodologies and techniques that will create significant efficiency's in the process
  • Build up and sustain a successful, high performing team.
  • Full P+L responsibility

Skills and Experience Required

  • BSc in Engineering or related technical field
  • 7-10 years of experience preferable in the Medical Device Sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain strong business relationships internally & externally.
  • Superior communication, presentation, financial/P&L, negotiation, and problem-solving/analytical skills
  • Experience in lean manufacturing management, Capex project and cost saving measures.

What this Job Offers You

They are looking for someone who can work in a close team, who can manage difficult stakeholders, and would be able to work in a very challenging and complex environment. This role suits an ambitious, self-driven, autonomous professional who has a passion for operations management and wants to implement positive change throughout an entire business unit.

The key benefits of the role include:

  • Travel opportunities;
  • senior management development training programs;
  • company retirement plan;
  • Long term incentives; as well as very competitive compensations.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please call Alex Bill on +4420 3758 8963 for a confidential discussion.

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