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Plant Manager


•  In this hands-on position you will manage and coordinate plant operations for the operational unit of Angleboard NL in Nuenen. • Your responsibilities include : Production, Maintenance, Quality, Purchasing and Logistics. • With one Production Manager reporting to you, you will develop and implement programs and initiatives in order to increase productivity and optimize material flows and resources. •  It is your mission to motivate, coach and develop human capital and to elevate efficiency in staffing, structure and organization while maintaining a good social climate •   You will improve throughput and other in-house processes with the objective of reducing overall costs and enhancing customer satisfaction. • Maintaining high safety standards, you will ensure the application and continuous improvement of safety procedures in the plant.      • You will work closely together with other key people in the group's locations in the Netherlands (Controller, Export, Sales). • You will coordinate with colleagues from other manufacturing sites within the group (e.g. Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain) and Signode Group.


•    To qualify for this position you have an Engineering (or similar higher technical) degree with a successful experience in the capacity of Operations Manager or in another relevant Senior Management role in a small to medium-sized manufacturing or production environment. • Experience in or affinities with paper, corrugated or packaging industries are an asset, not a requirement.  • You have a deep understanding of production outputs, budgeting, cost control, material planning and labour efficiencies. • You have a strong experience with developing talents and building teams. • You have solid problem solving, project management and leadership skills and you have the ability to motivate, direct and coordinate staff on all levels of the organization. • As an individual you are open minded, action driven, pragmatic and forward thinking. • You have strong business acumen with excellent decision-making skills. •  You are fluent in Dutch and English. • You are able to operate in the different sites in The Netherlands with occasional travel in Europe.


V.A.C. offers attractive long-term career opportunities in an exciting and professional work-environment with a reputed international group and marketleader. You can look forward to a competitive remuneration package with company car, bonus and benefits.


Our client, V.A.C. BV has three units in the Netherlands: Van Antwerpen Cartonnage (Zwijndrecht), Angleboard NL (Nuenen) and Cader (Best). They are one of Europe’s leading producers of sealed paper products used in a large variety of markets. The companies manufacture and supply high quality paper cores, cardboard Edge & Corner Protectors and Concrete Columns. This diverse protective product range offers customers improved packaging protection, presentation and cost reduction with high standard recycled material.  Angleboard NL manufactures eco corner and U profiles for load stabilization and protection during transportation and storage. V.A.C. is part of the leading international Signode Group (www.signode.com).

To further manage and streamline the operational activities, V.A.C. is hiring an experienced : 

Plant Manager
Angleboard, Nuenen