Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Operations Manager
Functie inhoud
Voor Totam Seeds in 's-Gravenzande zijn wij op zoek naar een Operations Manager.

Prominent is an innovative specialist in tomatoes. It is our passion to enable every type of consumer to enjoy our healthy and tasty products on a daily basis. These products are grown by our growers; leading producers of top-quality tomatoes. Our organisation consists of three growers and 29 affiliated growers with a total of 420 hectares of tomatoes. The two packaging centres, Prominent De Lier and Prominent Maasland, pack 71 million kilos of tomatoes per year on fully automated packaging lines for the largest supermarket chains in Europe. Prominent is a product group within Coöperatie DOOR; members of the producer organisation Prominent are all also members of DOOR. This organisation is responsible for the sales and marketing of the product. All tomato growers within DOOR are in turn members of Prominent. DOOR "House of leading Brands" ensures that millions of people have access to healthy fruited vegetables: cucumber, tomatoes, block and point peppers and aubergines. With around 40 entrepreneurs and 600 hectares of glass, DOOR is a leading player. DOOR's focus is on sales, marketing, innovation and facilitating its members in numerous areas such as packaging, food safety and sustainability.

De functie

As the Operations Manager at Totam Seeds (part of Prominent), you are responsible for ensuring the tomato crops are of the highest possible quality. By providing an efficient production process and with smart use of staff, you ensure all daily operations run optimally. This makes your job varied: one moment you are fixing a malfunction, the next you are receiving a potential customer.

By improving tomato hybrids you also achieve this strong quality. That is why you collect and analyse data on this subject, as instructed by the breeder: they are responsible for the development and improvement of tomato hybrids. On the basis of their wishes and requirements, you then devise variety tests. You usually delegate planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, sorting and archiving of this to the production team, but you can also do this yourself. You manage this team (six colleagues) and also keep an eye on whether third parties - for example suppliers or employees from other departments - do their work properly and on time.

You make sure that Totam Seeds always complies with all laws and regulations concerning safety; therefore you perform regular inspections on the work floor. During and after these inspections, you'll also continuously think about how to improve Totam Seeds' business processes. You document accurately and in English to the breeder and the CEO (in Italy) about production, finances and operations. You also consult regularly (in English) with colleagues and represent the operational part of Totam Seeds.
Functie eisen
  • Bachelor or master horti- or agriculture
  • Affinity with tomato cultivation
  • You can work with different systems
  • Good in organizing and leading a team
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language
  • Analytical and interested in reasearch
Functie aanbod
Prominent offers a pleasant, informal and open atmosphere in the workplace. You will be given every opportunity to grow within our organization. No matter where you are in the organization. Indicate your wishes; do you want to follow a course or take a step in your career? They will work with you to find out how you can continue to grow and where you can flourish best. This can be at one of their growers, within the packaging company or at the head office.

What will you get?
  • From €3.000 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and skills)
  • 40 hour workweek
  • 25 vacation days
  • Broad development opportunities
Gewenste ervaring
Minimaal 1 jaar
Aantal uren per week
HBO / Bachelor
Geen rijbewijs / B