Operations Manager, Rietveld Job at Avery Dennison – Zoeterwoude

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specialising in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labelling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2021 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com

About Rietveld

Rietveld is a unique garment embellishment company, headquartered in the Netherlands with a second factory in Turkey. Offering a wide portfolio of in-house designed and manufactured crests, heat transfers, and decorative prints, together with its own embellishment application capability, Rietveld provides a one-stop shop service package to the team sportswear market. Innovation and sustainability drives all development resulting in the highest performing products on the market. Clients include the major sportswear brands, and an increasing number of professional sports clubs and sports retailers, across Europe.

Job Description

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our close-knit team in Zoeterwoude. The Operations Manager reports to the Senior Operations Manager Teamsports and directs all areas of the manufacturing environment overseeing the day-to-day operations in order to meet production, quality and cost objectives. The incumbent will determine requirements for equipment, materials, and manpower resources. The incumbent is responsible for operational results and also represents Operations on cross-functional leadership teams to drive site and business goals.

Employee Development & Management

Train and provide development opportunities for staff. Ensure annual goals are complete and communicated. Ensure Global Performance Management System is up to date and regular feedback is provided to staff members.

Monitor and evaluate team members, and adjust training where needed.

Attract, retain and develop high potential talent.

Model and promote the Corporation’s Code of Business Ethics and Values.

Perform general management duties, exercising usual authority concerning staff, performance appraisals, promotions and terminations. Responsible for training and development of subordinate staff, estimating personnel needs, assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring consistent application of organizational policies.

Act as a team role model and change-agent.

Positively lead and influence team members to partner together to achieve individual and business goals.

Coordinate team efforts, create and manage a regional strategy and team operating plan.

Operations Management

Responsible for operational results. Drive execution of site improvement plans, help set operations improvement goals, ensure priorities and accountabilities are clear, provide resources and remove obstacles to ensure success.

Responsible for site EHS standards and zero recordable injury rate. Oversee the practice of all health and safety procedures, ensuring that safety is employees’ top priority

Lead a safe operation of the business unit and comply with legal, legislative and corporate safety requirements.

Analyze and draw information for long-term strategic change and improvement.

Lead significant projects and improvement initiatives, scheduling and planning, budgeting and control. Focus on improving more complex performance through ELS efforts.

Design and implement operational improvement strategies for safety, cost, quality, training, inventory and services.

Ensure that manufacturing team members meet site goals and objectives.

Participate in the establishment of sites’ annual operating plans.

Plans, directs and coordinates the ordering and distribution of products, parts, and accessories. Ensures adequate and timely distribution of these elements to attain maximum sales potential consistent with good inventory control.

Understand and implement ISO 9000 procedures related to the role and responsibilities of the Operations Manager position.

Ensure tracking and use of key performance indicators to promote improved operational and business results.

Maintenance Focus

Drive execution of maintenance improvement plans. Ensures maximum efficient operations of facilities and equipment, as well as the care of all grounds and support equipment, through the direction of a technical support staff made up of supervisors, technicians, custodians, and the purchase of necessary outside technical and non-technical support services.

Plans, coordinates, and supervises machine and/or building maintenance schedules and activities.

Recommends equipment modification for upgrades.

Sets priorities for projects and work orders.

Enforces safety and housekeeping practices.

May assist with or oversee engineering design and construction of new facilities, or alterations or modifications of existing facilities.

Plans, coordinates and schedules the maintenance employees.

Coordinates all ordering of parts and services that will maintain or improve the machine/facility cost effectively.

Maintains a highly organized inventory of files, parts and shop area.

Understands and implements those ISO 9000 procedures that relate to the role and responsibilities of the Maintenance Manager position.

Analyze and draw information for long-term strategic change and improvement.

Focus on improving more complex performance through ELS efforts.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field required.

5+ year’s successful Operations management experience including employee development.

Demonstrated experience in leading and managing individuals and teams through transparent communication.

Knowledge of the printing and fulfillment industry is preferred.

Working knowledge of modern manufacturing, material flow and improvement strategies (e.g. ELS…) and the ability to integrate those into the operation.

Skilled in analyzing information for long-term strategic change and improvement for the site.

Skilled in leading significant business project initiatives, scheduling and planning.

Strong financial and business acumen.

Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.

Strong organizational skills in strategy, communication at all levels and execution.

A good command of the English language is required for this role and Dutch language skills would also be an advantage.

Excellent teamwork, leadership, relationship building, mentoring, training and project management experience and skills.

Willingness to travel 10% of the time.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

About the Company

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Company Location:  Zoeterwoude

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