OPERATIONS MANAGER – CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Will you become our operations manger? The spider in the web, who oversees, manages and executes a wide varietion of tasks in a young and dynamic nano manufacturing company?
Kriya Materials is a young SME, active in the production of high-end optical coatings and nano-composites for a range of markets; energy generation, energy conservation, agro greenhouses, LED and OLED lighting and displays. With its developments Kriya Materials aims a positive impact on societal challenges by improving the energy efficiency and / or lowering the CO2 footprint of buildings, cars, lighting devices, solar panels and displays. In order to support this mission Kriya Materials recently raised a significant investment and is looking to expand its management team to foster and fuel growth.
The company is located on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen (NL) where it has offices, lab and production facilities. Kriya materials is now looking for an Operations Manager to further develop the operations department (production, purchasing, logistics, engineering, maintenance).
Your personality and experience
You are structured and organized and able to prioritize tasks ad hoc. You act and provide solutions during unforeseen events. You can make the right decision in high stress situations and feel accountable for your actions. You lead by example and can coach and work with a team of seasoned operators. You can successfully manage new product introductions and equipment sourcing projects from their earliest inception to their definitive end. You have knowledge of materials, process equipment, electronics and controls and work with engineers throughout the industry. You can interact “from shop to top” with customers, suppliers, colleagues, board members and others around the globe. You are flawless in Dutch and English and preferably master German to some extent.
Your main tasks
You will be responsible for technical issues, trouble shooting, improvements of processes, equipment, methods, logistics and engineering projects within the production department. You are responsible for preparation, presentation and execution of master production schedule including development of machine and operator capacity as well as safety management and results of the operations department (production, purchasing, logistics, engineering, maintenance). You are the initiator of regular evaluations and improvements. You make sure housekeeping and working conditions within the production department are up to the highest standard. When needed you provide training of operators and integrate quality procedures in the processes of the production department. You’ll do regular assessments of the compliance and practicality of procedures. You execute experiments and tests for proving feasibility of changes and assist the R&D department during experiments in production. You deliver input for the product release process.
You will come to work in a small team and informal and growing organization. Kriya values loyalty, honesty and perseverance.
- A BSc+ background in chemical/industrial/mechanical engineering
- At least 5 years of experience in a chemical production environment
- You have proven project management skills
- Team player, who empowers and motivates colleagues to set and cross new boundaries.
- Experience with working on the Chemelot site is preferred, next to knowledge on ATEX and the Pressure equipment directive (PED)
- Good understanding of scale-up challenges
- Proficient in the English and preferably 1 other foreign language, of which German would be preferred.
This opportunity offers you an excellent career opportunity within a fast moving no-nonsense entrepreneurial company, with large companies as main prospects. You will have significant freedom to act, your contributions are visible and traceable. Terms and conditions as well as fringe benefits and salary are in line with market standards.
Kriya Materials is since 2006 located on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen. From this location the company develops and manufacturers nano particles and the functional coatings thereof. The company serves a customer base in the Northern Hemisphere, from USA to Japan, and is recognized as a reliable, innovative and fast moving supplier in these markets.
Apply / Information
For more information or to apply, please contact the company’s director;
Roel Huis in ‘t Veld
Kriya Materials B.V.