McCain Foods

Plant Manager
With proven plant management experience and strong leadership skills


  • Responsible for the operational performance, continuous improvement and investments of the site in Lelystad (NL)
  • Proposing and implementing plans and budgets, in line with the strategic business and manufacturing plans of the MCain Foods region Continental Europe
  • Managing directly the departments Manufacturing, Maintenance, Safety & Environment and Operations Support, in close collaboration with local Agriculture, Food Safety & Quality and Human Resources departments
  • Recruiting, developing and managing plant personnel who are capable of meeting current and future business needs; creating a spirit of engagement and empowerment
  • Ensuring safety, quality, environment and health standards and systems which are in compliance with regulatory, company and market requirements
  • Realising the investment plans for capacity extension and stimulating continuous improvement in order to deliver optimal quality, cost and service
  • Establishing effective metrics and reporting about the financial performance and KPI’s
  • Reporting to the Director Manufacturing of McCain Foods Continental Europe.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in a technological or technical direction
  • Proven and relevant experience in managing a production facility with all functional disciplines included
  • Good understanding of the total supply chain process, from the agriculture origin towards production and delivery of the right quality consumer food products
  • People manager with the drive and personality to achieve targets and lead people consistent with the McCain values
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in Dutch (native) and English
  • Personal skills: keeps overview, responsibility, proactive, results oriented, structured approach, takes decisions and pragmatic attitude.

For more information, please contact Hans Hilbrands (+31(0)317-468686 or +31(0)6-51025152) or apply with the Apply button.

McCain Foods selected DUPP – Food Executive Search for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.