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Manager Process Automation

Date:  13-Sep-2022
Country:  Netherlands
Function:  Operations
Sub-Function:  Operations Management

About Us

We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever we’re with, whatever we’re doing, we always make it real.

 

The position 
On the location Koog aan de Zaan of Olam Services BV a vacancy has arisen for a Manager Process Automation.

In this position you are responsible for the preparation, organization, realizing and maintaining improvements, expansions, optimizations or renewals

of Process control and MES systems (further called process automation systems) of Olam Cocoa.

 

Your responsibilities
Reporting to the Global Head of Manufacturing, this position has the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the process automation activities to be performed that take place at the Koog and Wormer locations.
  • Oversee the strategy and concept up to and including the actual execution, taking into account the requirements for safety, quality, productivity, budgets and planning.
  • Ensure the development and keeping up to date of the process automation policy and strategy for all Olam Cocoa locations in consultation with the management of Olam Cocoa's management and                  based on local, global and external factors in the form of process automation plans.
  • Ensure the development in the field of process automation internally and external and translating future applications.
  • Ensure the development, elaboration and testing of new technologies and for further dissemination of these within Olam Cocoa.
  • Ensure the necessary assistance (internal/external manpower) at the "other locations" for the introduction of new technologies and the implementation of  process automation projects.
  • Develops and advises on strategies for maintenance & support of process automation systems in Koog and other locations. In principle each location is responsible for maintaining the process automation systems. 
  • Supervising the purchase of process automation systems whereby the best price/performance ratio is sought. 
  • Provides commercial negotiations with suppliers for (inter)national agreements and works together with strategic sourcing.
  • Advises on all investment proposals (AFEs) of Olam Cocoa in the area of process automation and assesses the proper deployment of process automation systems and reviews these to the process automation plans.
  • Act as advisor/coordinator to the control engineers of the other locations in the performance of their work.
  • Develop and advise on strategies for maintenance & support of process automation systems.
  • Coordinate/lead, in the implementation of the process automation activities of Olam Cocoa's other locations, focusing on strategy, concept and budgeting. 
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of good communication between the own department and the other departments 
  • Take care of the further development of sufficient knowledge of the process automation within within Olam Cocoa and contributing to the development of knowledge within the group and assurance of knowledge.
  • Follow developments in the field of process automation internally and externally and translate them into future applications.
  • Advising the General Managers, Site Managers, Plant Managers and production staff (the management) about the policy to be followed for improvement, expansion, optimization or renewal of process automation systems. 

 

You   
For this position we are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has a technical Master's degree 
  • Has 10 to 15 years of experience in the field of process control and management information systems
  • Has several years of experience in the food industry
  • Has experience in leading team within the field
  • Is familiar with drawing up policy plans within the field of expertise
  • Speaks and reads English and German is a plus
  • Takes initiative, is independent and has analytical skills

 

 

The position

On the location Koog aan de Zaan of Olam Services BV a vacancy has arisen for a Manager Process Automation.
In this position you are responsible for the preparation, organization, realizing and maintaining improvements, expansions, optimizations or renewals
of Process control and MES systems (further called process automation systems) of Olam Cocoa.

 

Your responsibilities

Reporting to the Global Head of Manufacturing, this position has the following responsibilities:

  • Oversee the process automation activities to be performed that take place at the Koog and Wormer locations.
  • Oversee the strategy and concept up to and including the actual execution, taking into account the requirements for safety, quality, productivity, budgets and planning.
  • Ensure the development and keeping up to date of the process automation policy and strategy for all Olam Cocoa locations in consultation with the management of Olam Cocoa's management and based on local, global and external factors in the form of process automation plans.
  • Ensure the development in the field of process automation internally and external and translating future applications.
  • Ensure the development, elaboration and testing of new technologies and for further dissemination of these within Olam Cocoa.
  • Ensure the necessary assistance (internal/external manpower) at the "other locations" for the introduction of new technologies and the implementation of  process automation projects.
  • Develops and advises on strategies for maintenance & support of process automation systems in Koog and other locations. In principle each location is responsible for maintaining the process automation systems. 
  • Supervising the purchase of process automation systems whereby the best price/performance ratio is sought. 
  • Provides commercial negotiations with suppliers for (inter)national agreements and works together with strategic sourcing.

You

For this position we are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has a technical Master's degree 
  • Has 10 to 15 years of experience in the field of process control and management information systems
  • Has several years of experience in the food industry
  • Has experience in leading team within the field
  • Is familiar with drawing up policy plans within the field of expertise
  • Speaks and reads English and German is a plus
  • Takes initiative, is independent and has analytical skills

ofi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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