Chief Operating Officer (COO)- Bladel (ingevuld)
We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer for Koster Keunen Holland, Koster Keunen Pastille Products (KKPP) and René Schönefeld Industrie- en Handelsonderneming, three family-owned (by one family) companies located in Bladel (North Brabant) on the same site and with three different production locations.
Koster Keunen Holland
Since 1852, Koster Keunen Holland is specialised in processing, formulating and marketing quality waxes to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, candle and food industries from their state-of-the-art factory. To meet new and constantly evolving customer requirements, Koster Keunen has developed a variety of new products from beeswax, the foundation of the company’s business and one of its principal products. Koster Keunen’s strengths are its extensive knowledge of waxes and scientific experience in developing new products.Koster Keunen Pastille Products (KKPP)
Koster Keunen Pastille Products is specialised the production of Fragrance pastilles from their state-of-the-art factory.René Schönefeld
René Schönefeld Industrie- en Handels Onderneming (René Schönefeld) was founded in 1936 by the son of a Dutch pharmacist who supplied incense to many parishes in the south of the Netherlands. By staying focused on product quality, the company soon became the leading incense producer in the world under the name Three Kings Incense. Clean-burning charcoal briquettes are needed to melt and release the rich fragrance of incense – a fact that inspired the development of Three Kings Charcoal Briquettes. Because of their lack of odor and consistently long burning time, these quality briquettes were recently discovered to be a great ignition source for tobacco in water pipes.The role:
As Chief Operating Officer, you will lead the production sites of both Koster Keunen, Koster Keunen PP and René Schönefeld in close cooperation with the management, R&D, sales and planning teams. You will report to the CEO of Koster Keunen and René Schönefeld and will be a member of the management team.
The ideal candidate is a strong empathic leader with a commercial drive – someone who can adapt to change and lead this change for others. He/she can thoroughly assess all production processes, identify areas for improvement and innovation, and ensure these are implemented. Excellent people management skills are essential.
- Overall responsibility for the production sites and production
- To define, set and implement long-term strategy related to production
- Take care of weekly production planning with proactive execution
- Take care of weekly production reports
- Responsible for all health & safety issues at the production sites
- Control financial budgets
- Guarantee quality of produced products
- Highly involved in the development of new 'René Schönefeld' state-of-the-art factory at location site in Bladel
You are an energetic, results-driven person, preferably with a technical background and approximately 10 years’ working experience in similar roles. You are ready for the next step, i.e. to take responsibility for several production sites. This is evident from your profile.
You have a third-level education and a wide experience of production sites and managing different teams. You can work independently and be entrepreneurial. You are critical, pragmatic, flexible, creative and communicative.
You can work at different levels and are familiar with cultural differences. You have strong communication skills in English and Dutch. You live preferably near Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg or ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
This is a full-time position and the base salary is in line with the market.
If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, please either contact me by phone (+31 (0)6 4224 7059) or send your CV to email@example.com. Our first meeting will be via Skype or Face Time.