Operations Director - Ghent, Belgium

Ghent / Flanders / Belgium



Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) is a print-based specialty packaging business within WestRock that focuses on healthcare and high-end consumer markets, including confectionery, cosmetics, premium spirits and media packaging. This business provides its customers with an extensive array of premium folding cartons, inserts, labels and rigid packaging across a variety of substrates and finishes. For more information, visit www.westrock-mps.com.

For our plant in Ghent in Belgium we are looking for an experienced

Operations Director / Plant Manager

The successful applicant must have a strong background in senior management ideally within the print/packaging industry with a proven track record in manufacturing and operations.

How You Will Impact WestRock MPS

  • Develop a manufacturing strategy and framework of operating standards to satisfy business plan objectives and growing customer demands
  • Achieve budgetary goals in line with long term business plan
  • Control operations within the plant to optimise throughput and efficiency whilst minimising waste and ensuring customer expectations for quality and delivery are met
  • Work with customers on specific projects to ensure their expectations are met within an approved framework
  • Develop and implement capital projects
  • Ensure the levels of raw materials and work-in-progress are properly controlled
  • Oversee compliance with internal and external Quality, Safety and Environmental Standards and Obtaining Objectives for Prevention
  • As chairman of the Workers Council, manage and develop good relations with all employee representatives to implement best working practices and operational methods
  • Work closely with other Operations Directors to ensure best practice is being communicated and adopted within the business
  • Define the optimum organisation structure and recruit, develop, motivate and manage a manufacturing team that maximises its performance potential and meets current and future business needs


What You Need To Succeed

  • 3+ years experience within a management level position in a unionised manufacturing environment
  • Fluent Dutch and English
  • Proven ability to manage and drive change
  • Leadership/people management skills
  • Clear and effective communicator at all levels
  • Team building
  • Negotiation/consultation skills
  • Awareness of current SHE and employment legislation
  • Recruitment skills
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
  • Financial awareness
  • Driven with a sense of urgency to achieve results

What We Offer

A corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

A role in which you can prove and further develop your skills

Work in a multinational context - international clients and project teams

Apply now

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