VP Operations EMEA

Job location: The Netherlands

To drive the further global expansion of Redefine Meat, we are looking for a VP Operations to set-up an EMEA office in the Netherlands which will serve the EMEA region. You will be responsible to ensure start of production in Q1 2022 while setting-up the operations leadership team. We are seeking a confident, resourceful and self-initiating team player with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment where each individual contributor is expected to drive projects forward while also working collaboratively to achieve shared goals.

Main objectives and tasks:

  • Build and lead the Operations team including Production, Engineering, Supply Chain and Purchasing.

  • Maintain a high-level view of company status and the surrounding business environment.

  • Aim for and maintain the highest standards based on best practice and knowledge to maximise profitability within the scope of safety, service, and quality.

  • Define strategy as a member of the Board and drive share-holder value.

  • Manage and report budgets and key performance indicators appropriately.

  • Lead and encourage continuous improvement.

  • Define and oversee management control systems, ensuring that they are used effectively.

  • Anticipate threats and take action in order to minimise risks.

  • Strategic leadership.

  • Drive scalable settings in operational performance, based on quality, service, safety, and cost in cooperation with agencies

  • Set and review key performance indicators.

  • To personally ensure that all aspects of Due Diligence (Food Safety, Quality and Legislation) are adhered to.

Background and Requirements:

  • University degree in Food technology, (process-) Engineering, or similar

  • 10 + years in a senior level Operational role

  • Prior experience in the food industry in a high growth context is essential, chilled and frozen food is a bonus

  • Strong project management skills, organize & prioritize

  • Proven people management and leadership experience, good communication skills.

  • Knowledge of HACCP, BRC. FSSCF, ISO

  • Experience in setting up an existing/ new production site is a bonus

  • Fluent in English (verbal/written) and local language

  • Experience in commissioning new production lines

  • Experience with significant CAPEX-projects

  • Automation in production processes

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