Head of Assembly (Wijchen, Netherlands)

Do you get energy from motivating and developing your own team? And are you ready for a second or third step in your career? We are looking for a Head of Assembly in our Wijchen, Netherlands site. In this role, you manage the assembly department (35-40 employees). You focus on how work in the assembly process can be organised better, more efficiently and more effectively. You work in an international environment and are only satisfied when your projects are going smoothly. Want to know more? Keep reading...

Responsibilities include

In the role of Head of Assembly, you will lead a dynamic team (in total 35-40 assembly workers) consisting of: coordinator pre-assembly, project engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and trainee engineers. You give direction to and manage the activities in the department by coaching, inspiring and motivating the employees. You are also responsible for developing and drawing up an assembly year plan, as well as:

  • The daily work in the Assembly department.
  • The timely and correct performance of all assembly work.
  • The timely notification of potential problems to the Operations Manager.
  • On your own initiative, suggesting improvements relating to the operation of the Assembly department (processes, procedures, tools/instruments, information flows, etc.).
  • Reporting on the (progress of) ongoing assembly projects to the Operations Manager, including drawing up and reporting on assembly specific KPIs.
  • Taking action to improve the quality (of the output) of the Assembly department and achieving cost savings.
  • Providing the Operations Manager with solicited and unsolicited advice with respect to all assembly work/matters.
  • Initiating and implementing improvements in the assembly process in line with the organisation’s and the Operations department’s objectives.
  • Working according to the LEAN working method.

Because your focus is on Health & Safety, you are prepared to be head of the Emergency Response Officers!

What we require

  • You have a higher professional education (hbo) level, in a technical or commercial field.
  • You are a technically-minded team player with at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • You have at least 3 years’ proven managerial experience.
  • You are organised and set high standards on quality.
  • You are familiar with relevant quality marks and guidelines.
  • You can work well with MS Office and have experience with working in ERP.
  • Good command of written and spoken Dutch and English.

What we offer you

  • A challenging role with a great deal of variation in your daily activities.
  • Our organisation has an informal culture in which your own contribution and opinion are highly valued.
  • A competitive salary.
  • 27 days’ holiday and 13 ADV days (shorter working hours) and you participate in a collective pension scheme (in compliance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) Metalelektro).




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