• Operations Manager

    Locatie NL-Venlo
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    Operations Manager


    We print all our products (business cards, posters, mugs, window stickers, flyers, cards, photo gifts and much more) at our modern machine park in Venlo. Our machine park is 31,500 m2 with 200 large machines, so there is plenty of space, and there are many exciting challenges, to keep you busy as an Operations Manager. 


    You are responsible for managing one of our production departments. You will manage 7 supervisors and indirectly you are responsible for the Operators. You will lead production and ensure all KPI’s are met in our complex, mass customization manufacturing facility. You are directly responsible and accountable for meeting KPI’s on: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost and Motivation of our employees. We have a strong focus on continuous improvement and the main challenge for the Operations manager is to lead and inspire the teams to consistently and continuously perform at peak level.


    Your role will involve:

    • Analyze and evaluate production reports. Discuss the results and the actions to be undertaken with the Supervisors.
    • Based on guidelines, set up by Director and Finance, responsible for drawing up and realizing of the annual VSO budget. Reviewing the budget on monthly bases with the necessary actions.
    • Takes decisions on planning, machine and personnel deployment.
    • Coaches the Supervisors and in doing so, focuses a lot of time on supporting, improving, training and sparring. The agreed KPI’s are the guiding principle in this respect.
    • Responsible for a skilled operations team by enabling proper training and development.
    • Holds performance appraisal and evaluation interviews with Supervisors.
    • Monitors and makes proposals for mutations in the production capacity on VSO and workflow level. Works closely with other Operations Managers. Is business owner of different projects, like implementation of new processes or new product or improvement of processes and related changes in VSO layout.
    • Constantly focusing and adapting his organization on changing business needs for the short and long term. Making change proposals towards the Director.
    • Translates management plans and strategies into concrete actions. Proactively conducts analyses, makes proposals and decides together with the Director on all VSO related areas and specifically on organizational changes.


    We are looking for:

    Outstanding leadership and team building skills. An executive with superior inspirational qualities who creates an atmosphere in which people work together enthusiastically and co-operatively to produce outstanding results; one who attracts top talent from outside the organization while developing strong teams within.

    • Bachelor or Master degree, technical or business focused
    • Extensive experience in Operations Management in a complex Manufacturing environment
    • Strong people manager and leader who delivers results through people
    • Highly results oriented and delivery focused, a continuous improvement mind-set and proven track record with thorough knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
    • Strong collaborator who is able to create alignment across teams and functions.
    • Initiative to grow and develop the teams and the production facility
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Excellent communication skills, English and Dutch, German is a plus.


    What can you expect from us?

    Vistaprint is an international organisation that is constantly developing thanks to our growth. This means that our employees are also continuously developing and growing. There is an informal working atmosphere in Venlo. The employees who work here are driven and energetic and bring out the best in each other.

    We offer good working conditions and benefits/perks, fully matched to your level of experience. Every 5 years that you work with us, you’ll get 2 extra weeks of holiday for free. Would you like your career to grow in the future? At Vistaprint, there are many opportunities for growth. 


    Who is Vistaprint?

    Vistaprint, which is part of Cimpress, creates professional marketing materials (business cards, posters, mugs, window stickers, flyers, cards, photo gifts and much more) for entrepreneurs and consumers all over the world. We set ourselves apart from the competition by offering a wide range of quality products at affordable prices and a simple design process.

    Despite 20 years on the scene, Vistaprint has maintained its market-leading position. We are continuously expanding our product range and services and always developing our technology. We print our products at our modern machine park in Venlo in the Dutch region of Limburg. Would you like to know more about us? Then take a look at our website http://www.vistaprint.nl/   


    Interested? Click to apply directly! If you have any questions, please contact Cinthanie van der Burg (Corporate Recruiter) cvanderburg@vistaprint.com or +31 (77) 850 7700


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