• Chore-Time Europe Operations Manager

    Job Locations NL
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/7/2018 12:02 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Summary

    This role is located in Central Netherlands


    Want to be a part of a global, high-tech company that is launching innovative agricultural solutions and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where integrity and a passion for success is valued and where people work together to get things done?  


    Then, Chore-Time has a place for you!    


    Who We Are:


    Chore-Time is a division of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, and we are a global organization that is built around a commitment to bringing improved productivity to the poultry industry.  From the feed bins to the fans, you can count on Chore-Time to deliver the best solution. We have a long-standing tradition of demonstrating inspirational leadership through the innovation, development, and enhancement of our products for more than 60 years.   We attribute our success to our company’s ability to engage in the on-going development of technological advancements that meet the ever-changing needs of leading poultry industry producers.  And with these advancements, we are feeding the world with proven poultry production systems and products that are Made to Work. Built to Last. ®   So, as a team member, you will be a strong contributor to our mission in developing new technologies that help feed the world!


    Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®


    What We Offer: 

    • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
    • Challenging and progressive career development
    • Competitive salaries
    • Holiday allowance
    • Paid Leave
    • Bonus opportunity
    • Sick Pay
    • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
    • And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role!

    Specific Responsibilities

    What You’ll Do:


    As the Operations Manager, you will lead the operation of the facilities to deliver a high-level of performance, operating efficiency, and optimal capacity to meet the business and financial goals.


    Your Accountabilities in the Role:

    • You will optimize the different facilities and seek opportunities to enhance efficiencies within the European group.
    • You will drive a culture of continuous improvement and standardization of processes to create optimal quality, service, and cost at the various locations.
    • You will cascade operational goals throughout the facilities to meet the over-arching global goals, creating a road map, action plans, and metrics to monitor and manage the process for success.
    • You will recruit, develop, and lead a team that is continuously growing for mutual success.
    • You will coordinate between the European Sales Manager, Corporate, and Corporate Operations in Milford to ensure global best practices and customer goals are achieved.


    Position Requirements: 

    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Operational Management, Business, or other related field; or the equivalent of education and experience
    • Experience: 5+ years of forward-thinking operations management experience within a production & warehouse environment; a strong technical aptitude and a Lean-thinking background is also required
    • Functional Skills: Strategic-thinking skills with the ability to plan, organize, and implement initiatives; results-oriented; great time-management skills; ability to manage and drive metrics within remote teams; ability to manage P&L expectations  
    • Technology Skills: Some familiarity with ERP systems within a manufacturing environment
    • Language Skills: Must be fluent in Dutch and English. Excellent written & verbal communication skills, along with presentation skills, are also required
    • Leadership/Behaviors: Excellent Servant Leadership mentality; ability to manage and drive change; accountable; independent learner with the ability to listen, network, and influence others in a fast-paced environment
    • Culture Match: The right person will be able to work within a very collaborative team environment and have the natural ability to take a vision and turn it into a concept. 

    Other Important Information:      


    Position Salary: Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


    This position is eligible for bonus!  And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


    Reports To:       Vice President & General Manager


    Core Hours:   7:00am – 5:00pm (schedule can be flexible; will work approx. 8-9 hours within this timeframe)


    Typical Work Week:  M-F; some weekends required (when applicable); 45-50 hours a week on average


    Direct Reports:     5


    Travel:   Approximately 25% local and international travel


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