Operations Project Manager

 Amsterdam area


For one of our clients, an innovative company for specialised Nutrition we are looking for a Operations Project Manager


The ambitious Operations Projects and Performance team is looking for an Operations Project Manager who will lead projects that have a high level of complexity (e.g. involving multiple functions, requiring new capital investment) and/or high business significance (supply security or quality).

  • Autonomous management of highly complex projects for Productivity, Supply security, Quality or Capability (PSQC) in cross cultural, multifunctional environment (set-up project team with appropriate specialists, drive motivation and commitment of the team)
  • Contribute to the PSQC portfolio, being aware of the rest of the portfolio (Inno, local project), to understand the potential impact (project interaction, resources issues)
  • Delivering the project in time, within budget and agreed specifications, monitor the agreed timelines and other steps
  • Ensuring (creating) that there is a robust business case, risk assessment and clear roles & responsibilities (RACI) for every project
  • Being able to translate data into relevant information and to link data sources to business requirements
  • Presenting business cases to senior leadership teams and GM, influencing and handling challenge with resilience
  • Participating in the relevant Leadership Committees
  • The scope is all Operations Medical Division activities and production site in the Netherlands
  • The role reports in to the Senior Operations Projects and Performance Manager based in Amsterdam


  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Food Technology, Industrial, Chemistry, Business Administration or equivalent with focus on Operations, Supply Chain or Purchasing
  • At least 2 years of experience in R&D, Operations, Supply chain or Purchasing of food or life science industry/business, with a proven track record in participating in (ideally) leading projects of significant complexity and high business impact

Experience & Technical Knowledge:

  • Project Management
  • Information Management
  • Business English

Skills & Competencies:

  • Influencing & persuading others
  • Managing complexity with tenacity & resilience
  • Excellent communicational skills
  • Fast learner open to new challenges


This position is for temporary replacement.
Fulltime, starting asap, 9 months

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