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Operations Manager (m/f) Poperinge (Belgium)

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What responsibilities do you take on?

  • You are responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the production team.
  • You are a point of contact for the production staff.
  • You are responsible for drawing up, coordinating and adjusting the production planning.
  • You are responsible for organizing shop floor meetings.
  • You constantly take into account predetermined objectives, production figures, returns and capacities.
  • You coordinate and coach a team of operators and shift supervisors who give you clear instructions, so that the tasks are carried out with an optimal occupancy rate.
  • You standardize and optimize production processes, which ensure that everyone in production is aware of these processes and the legal requirements.
  • You work closely with the maintenance manager and the technicians with the aim of increasing the safety and efficiency of the machinery.
  • You are responsible for the follow-up and analysis of production performance, KPIs and non-conformities.
  • You stimulate a safety culture, ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all production employees.
  • You have knowledge of the production equipment and can discuss this with the production managers and operators.
  • Carrying out tours of production with a view to efficiency, maintenance, quality and safety.
  • Establish and implement action plans within the framework of ISO (9001/45001/14001), 5S, continuous improvement.
  • You work together with other departments (HR, QSE, Sales, Engineering, ...) to increase collaboration, productivity, safety and quality.
  • You offer support to and contribute to the sustainable business values of the organization.


Who are we looking for?

  • You have a Bachelor's/Master's degree in a technical field such as e.g. Electromechanics, or you've been equated by experience.
  • You have min. 5 years of experience in a (similar) production environment in a managerial position, experience with (quality) management systems a plus.
  • You live at a reasonable distance from the site in Poperinge because of intervention time in case of any calamities.
  • You work independently and accurately, with an eye for quality.
  • You can communicate in a professional manner in French, Dutch and English.
  • You are a real team player and people manager.
  • Good time management is key, as is a flexible attitude and the willingness to occasionally start earlier or stay longer due to production needs.
  • You have a positive attitude by nature.
  • You are punctual, reliable and transfer your own motivation to your team.
  • Safety and quality are of paramount importance to you.
  • You have experience with project management and know how to stimulate your team to collaborate and accountability.
  • You are enterprising, respectful and result-oriented.

Who are we?

The PGS Group has been active within the wood packaging industry for 30 years. PGS stands for Palettes Gestion Services and was founded in France in the year 1993. PGS started with the repair and sale of second hand pallets and currently trades in both second hand and new pallets.

What’s in it for you?

  • You will be working in a company where a lot of importance is attached to the safety and health of the employees.
  • In addition to an attractive salary, you will enjoy various fringe benefits.
  • As we operate in 11 countries, you will have the opportunity to work in an international environment.


Practical information?

  • Your place of employment is in Poperinge, Sint Jansstraat 19.
  • Schedule: full-time, You work during the day and from Monday to Friday.
  • Joint Committee: 200.
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