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Production Business Unit Manager, Microbiology

Strong leader with focus on automation, optimisation and lean

 

As Production Business Unit Manager, Microbiology (PBU Manager) at Eurofins Food & Feed Testing you have the overall responsibility for the microbiology production teams. The microbiological department does microbiological testing of food, feed and water to detect pathogenic microbes, toxins such as Salmonellae, Listeriae, and organisms causing decay such as yeasts, fungi, or moulds.

The production teams within the microbiology department operates in two daily shifts and one night shift with a total of 45 FTEs. The teams conduct a huge number of samples per year, which means they continuously need to secure the right planning tool and daily planning of capacity and staffing.

With reference to the Business Unit Manager you will initiate a change agenda by looking overall at optimisation and automation of the production procedures, planning and processes in- and outside.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and develop employees in accordance to the Eurofins’ leadership charter
  • Secure the right planning tool and daily planning of capacity and staffing
  • Motivate the employees by clearly communicating direction, strategy and goal
  • Register and ensure development of the employee competencies
  • Taking care of the employees’ welfare
  • Management team member in Microbiology
  • Implement and apply measuring tools to optimise capacity utilisation, productivity and unit costs
  • Ensure that resources at all times are adjusted to, and optimised to, the activity of the production in the business unit
  • Ensure that budgets are followed and that the budgeted result are realized

Your qualifications include at least 4 years of experience with planning, optimisation or automation in a production enviroment. Moreover, you have had managerial responsibilities, perhaps as team leader or manager of a smaller production unit. You have outstanding communication skills and you are comfortable navigating among cross-functional teams.

You prefarably have a relevant Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in e.g., production engineering, microbiology, chemistry, food technology or the like.

You are a person with drive and you continuously motivate and coach your team towards reaching agreed goals. You have a modern leadership style where you take the lead, communicate goals and direction with focus on employee involvement and have a natural respect for other people.

Location: Vejen

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Research Manager Henriette Toftgaard Pedersen, Unique Human Capital on M: +45 60 21 02 31. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.

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