Plant Manager - Antwerpen

Function Group: Management / Plant Manager


Our client is a multinational and one of the largest malting companies worldwide, employing over 300 employees in seven countries in Europe. Also this client is growing into a global organisation and by using the most modern production techniques and with their logistics capability, they are able to supply world markets both effectively and efficiently which resulted in over 1.1. million tonnes of malt sold throughout the world each year.


As a Plant Manager based in Antwerp, you are reporting to the Multi Site Manager, you will operate and set strategic goals for the plant within business guidelines and deliver the highest quality of products at the lowest costs in line with business objectives.

Your role will involve:

  • Production Process
    – Ensuring produced malt meets the quality specifications by overseeing the process
    – Sustain and create a centre of excellence for the special malts produced
    – Liaising with the procurement and commercial team to ensure there is an adequate supply of barley to meet production requirements/customer deliveries

  • Quality & HSE
    – Fully and positively participating in all improvement initiatives to ensure that any changes in working practices, policies, or procedures are communicated to and actively supported by the team
    – Continuous improvement of energy usage in line with the Energy Roadmap of the company
    – Ensuring that all employees working on the site and all visitors are made aware of the H&S rules and regulations

  • People
    – Directing, developing, leading, and motivating site teams through operational excellence, so they can deliver the highest possible level of personal and collective contribution to the set company goals
    – Operating and preparing budgets to meet the business strategic objectives set for the site
    – Ensuring plant operations and maintaining equipment in accordance with laid down standards

  • Statutory/Legal Obligations
    – Ensuring compliance with all the current legal and statutory obligations including, SHE, HACCP, Environmental, Food Safety, and Employment Legislation


Who are we looking for?

  • The ideal candidate will be graduated preferably in agriculture/food/science/engineering or an equivalent by experience
  • Minimum four years experience within a managerial operational function ideally in malting/agri food, or the beverage industry
  • Fully familiar with energy management, process visualisation, continuous improvement principles, budget and team management
  • Fluent English and Dutch is essential.
  • The successful candidate is proactive and displays strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • He/she is a team player and a motivator


We can offer you the possibility to be in command of one of the biggest malting plant in the world.

  • 8000 – 9000 pm based on 14 months
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • company car
  • 2 month bonus
  • Health insurance


In case you are interested in this job, or would like to know if we can offer other similar jobs, feel free to contact me directly.


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Wiebe Teeuwen
Manager | Food (Science)


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