Plant Manager (m / f / x)

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About Dematic

Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

In the Mobile Automation Business Unit we develop mobile robots and mechatronics, robotic controllers and cloud-based management systems. Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems from Mobile Automation are fully autonomous robots that move and transport items in production, warehouse, and distribution centers without manual intervention or permanent conveying systems.

The Mobile Automation Business Unit is a Start-Up within a world-famous, economically very stable group and is a virtual organization. It is the fastest growing division of the company and has locations in the USA, Australia, Zwijndrecht (Belgium), Xiamen (China), Hamburg and Bremen. In the second half of 2020, a further location in Eastern Europe is to be added as part of the further expansion. 2018 the company started with around 25 employees, has currently around 300 employees and is expected to grow by another 150 employees this year, and by another 100 employees in 2021. In total, there are more than 6,000 vehicles in use and so far transported 3.4 billion pallets, another 670,000 each day.

The Logistics department is one of the key components in the supply chain and has an important influence on the whole success of the company. The Logistics team are driving the supply chain from supplier to endcustomer and they are ensuring that to the parts are in time on the correct location, within budget and against the agreed quality. Logistics supports the engineering department, manufacturering plant and project managers.

To further strengthen the Warehouse department, we are looking for you as ” Plant Manager (m / f / x)” at location in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp) as soon as possible.


+ Ensuring the ability to deliver, taking into account deadlines and quality

+ Development of objectives for safety, quality, and delivery & cost

+ Technical and disciplinary management of the production assembly areas, production planning and control, goods receipt/warehouse/dispatch

+ Optimization of operating and production processes, inventory, throughput times, material usage, error rates and product quality

+ Compliance with QM system specifications and monitoring of QM objectives

+ Ensuring that all technical equipment meet the relevant legal and operational requirements

+ Ensuring the capacity utilization, qualification and further training of employees at the Zwijndrecht site

+ Budget responsibility

+ functions of a matrix organisation

+ Business fluent Flemish and fluent English

+ A university degree in engineering, business administration or an equivalent education

+ Many years of experience in the manufacture of capital goods, ideally in the manufacture of conveyor systems (mechanical or electrical)

+ Very good understanding of logistical and operational processes

+ Good analytical and conceptual skills as well as a systematic and structured approach

+ Very strong people skills in all directions throughout the organization

+ Good team player, able to work across the various functions of a matrix organisation

+ Business fluent Flemish and fluent English

What We Offer?

We are the largest provider on the market and want to further expand leadership position in the field of mobile automation. We have the speed and short decision-making paths of a start-up, but the financial security and the standing of a large corporation. We have top technologies, have a global sales and network and work for the big global e-commerce customers who are looking for global solutions. Our development and processes are very fast (f.e. SW-update every 3 months) and our R&D developers always look after a product holistically from start to finish and do not just manufacture a single component – they accompany the entire product from A-Z.

Would you like to go your way in a unique, technology-savvy organization and make a significant contribution to further expansion?

We should get to know each other!

Requisition ID: 2020-11532

Job Time: Full-Time

Experience Level: Senior Level

Shift Schedule Display: Standard

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Street: Baarbeek 1

Post End Date: 10/1/2020

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