Global Strategic Projects Director Operations

Amsterdam or London

150.000 - 180.000 euros gross yearly salary, excluding bonus Vast / Food
Standplaats: Amsterdam or London
Provincie: Balkh
Eind Datum: 28-04-2022
Bedrijf: International Food Manufacturing Company
Salaris Indicatie: 150.000 - 180.000 euros gross yearly salary, excluding bonus
Dienstverband: Vast
Industrie: Food
Functie: Operations Director
1. Summary of the role 

The Global Strategic Projects Director - Operations monitors and drives the creation and execution of company-wide transformational strategic projects to ensure strategic, financial and operational objectives are achieved. The role reports to the Vice President Operations and is responsible to lead key strategic endeavours in the formulation, execution and monitoring of the company's strategic and operational plans for the 100+ international manufacturing locations. 

There are several projects and questions already in view for this role, but the company is a big fan of entrepreneurial professionals who actively look for opportunities for the company and make their viewpoints known. This creates an environment where common sense prevails over a system that's created from the top down and leaves a lot of room to bring your personality and experiences into the role. 

The ideal candidate has at least 3 years international consulting experience, a strong background in food manufacturing (either through their consulting projects or having worked in the industry directly). The role will be based either in Amsterdam or London, based on the preference of the candidate. As the VP Operations is currently located in Singapore, you will travel to Singapore frequently at the start of the role, or you can choose to be relocated there for the short term.

The people who are very successful in this company bring a combination of strong professional views on their own role and combine this with an ability to connect with other professionals in the matrix organization. This company is not politically driven. It is however, a fast grower where a lot of work is to be done. By trusting your colleagues and knowing you are all working to grow the company, a very positive and motivated working environment is created. 


2. Results

  • Support the VP Operations on key strategic projects, including operating models, capability development and post-acquisition integrations
  • Engage with stakeholders to ensure implementation and deliverables are in line with objectives for strategic initiatives, e.g. process improvement, managing due diligence processes for operations etc
  • Supporting global leadership teams scoping projects, supporting selection of third-party consultants & project management expertise to ensure quality and timely deliverables e.g., organization structure, supply chain network review, industrial asset road map etc
  • Build key communications for external and internal stakeholders, including the company Board and Executive Committees
  • Help structure and deploy the functional strategic agenda and support the strategic planning cycle for Operations
  • Built bridges amongst the different operations teams located worldwide

3. Competenties

  • Minimum of 7 to 9 years working experience, including consulting experience (Project Leader, Engagement Manager or equivalent); project exposure to operations strategy, manufacturing, supply chain area highly desired.
  • Experience managing complex projects and programs, regarding Operations/Production/Manufacturing
  • Experience in Food Production companies or with these companies is a must
  • Wants to follow a career path in the Operations function
  • Wants to work in London or Amsterdam, some travel in the beginning of the role is to be expected


4. Procedure

  • Selection based on CV
  • Intake by AFF Recruitment & Executive Search
  • Interviews (either in person or via videoconference, minimum of 3 rounds)
  • Terms of employment interview

A relocation package is available if needed.

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