Production Manager

Company description

PB Leiner is one of the world’s leading producers of high quality gelatins and collagen peptides. It has a global presence in terms of both its plants and sales representatives. PB Leiner’s objective is to spot and exploit opportunities for its customers and to anticipate future trends. In this regard, PB Leiner was the world’s first gelatin producer to market multifunctional gelatin products. PB Leiner supplies a continuously growing market in food, pharma, health nutrition and technical applications. PB Leiner has approximately 1,200 collaborators throughout the world and is part of Tessenderlo Group.

The philosophy that ‘Every Molecule Counts’ defines the unique attitude to sustainability and continuous practical innovation within each Tessenderlo Group department. As an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group also stimulates personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for all employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, people can further develop their competencies through training and are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Job description

PB Leiner

PB Leiner has recently decided to merge two production lines. The Production Manager will join a worldwide player with the decision centre in Belgium and short decision-making processes. PB Leiner has a sustainable oriented company culture where entrepreneurial spirit is highly valued. Our new colleague will have the opportunity to contribute in shaping PB Leiner’s production environment. This position offers great visibility to management with attractive career development opportunities (national and international).

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES▪ You will be responsible for the operational management of the production departments – about 120 blue collars full continuous.▪ Process control, cost, quality, safety, environment and continuous improvement are the essential pillars of your job.▪ You drive the change process from 2 separate production departments to 1 production department, whereby you  implement a new organizational structure together with all responsible persons of the 2 departments and your MT colleagues▪ You build a healthy & collaborative working environment▪ You manage and motivate your direct and indirect employees and manage to get the best out of them by involving them in the company and team objectives, supporting their personal development and guiding them through change processes.▪ You keep your finger on the pulse of all operational processes and you enthuse everyone to actively contribute to the development of a high-performance organization.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE▪ Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering.▪ Solid experience in Production Management is required, preferably in a mature production organization (food, pharma, chemical, Automotive etc) with solid and proven processes.▪ You have a good understanding of Chemistry and can trouble shoot on the shop floor if necessary.▪ Outstanding people manager who motivates and inspires teams – leading people through change processes. You are an inspiring leader who takes care of their team. For Tessenderlo Group - PB Leiner▪ Excellent interpersonal skills to build confidence and trust amongst teammates, peers, subordinates, superiors, unions▪ Dutch mother tongue and business fluency in English and French▪ Feels confident to work in a matrix structure. Position seats in local Management Team and reports through the global matrix structure▪ You like to initiate change processes, have very good conceptual skills and can inspire others for your ideas


PB Leiner partners with Korn Ferry for the recruitment of this position.


Operations - Plants
Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
PB Leiner
Business unit
PB Leiner