Plant Manager

Company description

Tessenderlo  Group  (Euronext:  TESB)  is  an  industrial  group  that  is  a  global  leader  in  many  different sectors, including agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and providing industrial solutions with a focus on water. The group employs more than 7,000 people, we are a leader in most of the markets in which we operate, and we recorded a consolidated revenue of 3.3 billion EUR in 2022.


Every Molecule  Counts  -  Our group’s conviction, “Every  Molecule  Counts”,  conveys  our  shared  optimism about the potential of our planet and its people. We believe in the power of smart industry to create a positive impact. Whatever we do, we seek to further valorize the resources at our disposal. This counts just as much for the end products we make, which we constantly optimize, as it does for the  by-products  from  our  processes,  which  we  consistently  seek  to  repurpose  as  best  we  can, respecting the planet and its resources. 


We  Make  it  Count  -  As  an  international  company  with  Belgian  roots,  Tessenderlo  Group  promotes  personal  and  local  entrepreneurship,  creating  opportunities  for  all  of  our  employees  to  take  on  challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, our people are encouraged to further develop their  competencies  through  regular  training  initiatives,  and they are  rewarded  with  competitive  compensation and benefits packages. More information can be found at 

Job description

PB Leiner
  • Responsibility for the general management of the company. This includes both full P/L responsibility and more specifically: production, maintenance, quality, engineering, safety, environment, continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for all legal requirements and representing the company to the authorities, community….
  • Manage all organizational and substantive aspects within this complex environment and play a key role in designing and implementing efficient and effective methods and processes.
  • Guide your management team to continuously improve both quality, costs and delivery reliability.
  • Keeping track of all the operational processes and inspires everyone to actively contribute to the development of an efficient organization.
  • Directly responsible for resolving site production, quality, safety, inventory, and cost issues.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement cost-saving ideas to optimize operations.
  • Identify and develop employee skills at all levels to ensure the current and future needs are met. Evaluate performance progress through evaluations and direct observations. 
  • Communicate clearly and tactfully, both verbally and in writing. Maintain good communications with on-site, corporate personnel, and business associates


  • Chemical or industrial engineer who boasts 10 to 15 years of professional experience, preferably within the food and chemical process industries.
  • Experience in an international company
  • Gained extensive experience in managing production and maintenance environments. Responsible for the introduction of continuous improvement and the implementation of change management processes.
  • Strong people skills, real coach
  • Open to your employees and patient and enthusiastic communicator. Hands-on organizer who knows the difference between the production floor. As a true leader you bring clarification, take decisions and cut your knots.
  • Good knowledge of chemistry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.



  • Work/life balance
  • Fun and rewarding environment
  • Learning, development and teamwork
  • Community involvement/outreach
  • Challenging and meaningful work
  • A challenging, international environment with growth potential and the chance to broaden your network and experience level.
Operations - Plants
Experience level
Not Applicable
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner
United States
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