• Netherlands, Leeuwarden
  • Supply Chain - Make
  • Management Job
  • Full-Time

Short description

Leeuwarden is part of Business Group Consumer Dairy and is one of the largest production locations in FrieslandCampina. The site contains of three plants: a Powder/Sweetened Condensed Milk factory, a Can factory and an EVAP factory (Coffee cream). We are now looking for a Plant Manager for the EVAP factory. The EVAP factory is a worldwide leading factory for processing of fresh members milk into evaporated milk for markets abroad like Middle-East, Africa, Greece and Hong Kong. The factory is large and complex and has recently been replaced by a new processing plant. This position is a real challenge for you if you have senior experience as plant manager and if you are willing to and able to create big impact on improving the safety, quality and performance of this factory.


  • Realizes production planning by ensuring  the execution of activities within the plant according to standards;
  • Keeps the plant compliant with the safety, quality and environmental norms;
  • Ensures that production costs are managed within budget;
  • Steers the organization based on relevant KPI’s and makes sure all employees  focus on the main priorities;
  • Ensures the right organization and capabilities and enables the people within the organization to develop required knowledge and skills to perform;
  • Is a role model for the people within the organization focusing on the right mindset and behavior;
  • Ensures that the equipment within the organization is reliable, responsible for the preventative maintenance in the plant;
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of processes through the WCOM methodology;
  • Responsbile for CAPEX/investment projects;
  • Leads plant management team (Production managers of Packaging and Processing, departments working in 5 shifts, Maintenance manager, Continuous Improvement, Finance and HR);
  • Is a member of the Management Team of Supply Chain Leeuwarden. Reporting to Make Director Cluster Leeuwarden/Middle-East/Africa.



  • Academic level;
  • 10+ years of experience in production, preferably in food industry;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Communication skills and coaching skills;
  • Change management skills and knowledge;
  • Project management skills;
  • Analytical, pro active;
  • Willing to move to within 1 hour driving distance from Leeuwarden.

Compensation benefits
Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina offers not only a competitive salary but also training and education on the job because it’s important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.



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