Senior plant manager
Starbucks Corporation
Amsterdam, NH, NL
3 dagen geleden

Manufacturing and Distribution

The senior plant manager contributes to Starbucks success by developing, managing and improving day-to-day manufacturing operations and maintenance.

Ensures quality, safe, reliable and cost-effective processes that accommodate growth and generate value for the company.

Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles by championing a continuous improvement culture and continually seeking to improve processes and standards to eliminate waste, increase safety, quality and value.

Key Job Dimensions & Scope of Role

  • EMEA, US and APAC Markets that are directly supported
  • Leader of leaders
  • 4 direct reports (a total of 35 partners as responsibility)
  • Travel to US plants and Seattle support center and travel to external manufacturers to manage performance (5% travel)
  • Responsible for the Amsterdam Roasting Plant budget and green bean inventory
  • Full responsibility for safe operations of the Amsterdam Roasting Plant and able to act with the plant director authority for stopping and starting production.
  • Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manages warehouse, roasting, packaging and maintenance operations led by shift supervisors in the plant to meet or exceed goals for production including : safety, cost, quality and service requirements
  • Defines non negotiables with the team for operational practices and consistently reinforces by providing performance feedback, coaching and establishment of performance standards to team members
  • Monitors plant, team, supplier and individual performance against objectives, targets and KPI’s. Acts on budget variances, operational targets, safety and quality results to meet annual goals.
  • Fosters and inspires continuous improvement culture that focuses on building flexibility for all process teams in the Amsterdam Roasting Plant.
  • Provides leadership and support to partners leading improvements and leads RCA action plans

  • Identifies and implements productivity improvement projects in order to meet or exceed targets. Provides operations requirements into engineering for major capital projects and leads operational execution of change projects
  • Pro-actively works with Amsterdam Roasting Plant and Seattle Support Center support functions including planning, scheduling, quality, continuous improvement and engineering
  • Develops annual operating budget to meet company and plant objectives in line with the long-range plans for the company and EMEA manufacturing.
  • Monitors and controls expenses, inventory waste and variance, equipment needs, partner and temporary staffing levels, overtime and throughput to attain annual budget improvement targets

  • Works with the plant management team to prioritize work and establishes relationships with other plant operations to ensure the ARP learns best practices from other plants
  • Manages operational performance of external manufactures to Starbucks defined standards
  • Maintains coffee quality through adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines, product specifications and quality procedures.
  • Ensures adherence to legal (environment, ARBO and safety) and operational compliance requirements and ensures workplace safety and quality and addresses safety issues promptly and completely
  • Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 10-15 years of manufacturing operational and engineering experience
  • Bachelor or master (HBO / WO) in engineering (preferred)
  • Mechanical and or Electrical engineering experience in food or chemical industry (preferred)
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills in English, both in written and oral
  • Operational knowledge of Dutch is preferred.
  • Experience of managing continuous improvement using TPM / LEAN / Six Sigma techniques.
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