Stoneridge is an international market leader in the field of high-tech camera and monitor systems for commercial and industrial vehicles. For our location in Barneveld, we are looking for a Production Manager.

What are you going to do?

You drive with your Lean Six Sigma background and continuous improvement mindset our manufacturing organization into world class excellence and make us proud on our achievements. The Production Manager makes sure manufacturing of Stoneridge products within targeted quality, time and cost based on SQDCM principle by managing the team, planning and evaluating the departmental activities. Responsible for the personal development and growth of the team members. Responsible for managing and controlling the manufacturing processes.

A. Leadership

  • Contribute to Plant Business Plan each year with KPI and Action Plans, perform follow-up and take corrective actions.
  • Develop the organization and the individual employee
  • Set up the Production department in order to achieve an efficient result according to set objectives and bears the ultimate responsibility for this.
  • Achieving staff results by managing expectations of both the organization and the employees themselves.
  • Plan, track and assess results in the form of KPIs.
  • Coaching, advising, instructing and addressing staff.
  • Develop, coordinate and enforce systems, policies and procedures.
  • Monitors compliance with the planned objectives with regard to the tasks and activities to be carried out by the departments.
  • Organizes functions,resources, systems, procedures and processes in such a way that the objectives and planning can be achieved.
  • Ensures optimal occupancy and is responsible for the organization of the formation of the department.
  • Oversees the execution (qualitative) and progress (quantitative) of the work and departmental processes and makes adjustments if necessary.
  • Monitor, analyze and solve problems with quality.
  • Implements the established HR policy in collaboration with the HR Manager (recruitment and selection, application procedures, performance reviews, illness medication) and has a decisive voice in personnel matters concerning inflow, through and outflow, training and development.
  • Ensures sufficient knowledge and skills to perform the tasks.

B. Production

  • Takes care of the capacity planning for the short and long term in production and ensures efficiency and zero defects.
  • Organizes continuous improvements.
  • Monitors the presence and use of (hazardous) substances, tools, measuring instruments, personal means of remediation and ESD resources and gives instructions if necessary.
  • Stops production in whole or in part in the event of quality problems, accidents, environmental incidents and dangerous actions or situations.
  • Operational responsibility for production on site (includes delivery times, production cost, quality of products).
  • Co-operate in daily work and projects with HR, Production Engineering, Logistics, QE, Finance and AME.
  • Planning and Follow-up of 5S and LPA audits

C. Other activities

  • Ensures a minimal environmental impact.
  • Ensures compliance with the applicable safety and occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Ensures order, cleanliness and 5S in the workplace.
  • Actively contributes to internal audits, customer audits

What we offer

  • Opportunity to grow in a stable international organization; 
  • 8% holiday allowance; 
  • 27 vacation days and 13 ATV; 
  • Employee benefits (FiscFree); 
  • Laptop; 
  • Ability to work at home (hybrid); 
  • Very nice team where collaboration drives our high performance culture: we think we accelerate when we learn from each other.

What we ask for

  • At least HBO working and thinking level, or comparable obtained through extensive experience.
  • Lean Six Sigma (Master) Black Belt is an absolute pre
  • >4 years industrial and managerial experience in international companies
  • Coaching and guidance.
  • Quality management, project and process management.
  • Knowledge of the current environment and occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Knowledge of IATF, ISO9001, 8D, ESD, 5S, control plans, PFMEA's, Lean manufacturing, Automotive core tools and customer requirements.
  • Fluent in English.

Applicate in 5 steps

Step ① ➟

Have you submitted an application? Thank you! We will do our best to respond to your application by phone or email as soon as possible.

Step ② ➟

A manager, HR Business Partner or Recruitment Specialist will assess your application. In this first stage of the selection process we look at your training, work experience and motivation. If the job in question is not the right fit for you, we will look at whether there might be other options for you in any of our offices.

Step ③ ➟

If you match our requirements for the role we will then arrange to talk to you. You will meet the department manager and an employee from within the department. We will ask you relevant questions about the job. And you can ask us about anything you want to know. This process will quickly tell us if we are a match. We may progress to discussing terms and conditions straight away.

Step ④ ➟

For some roles (depending on the job level) we may ask you to take an assessment with us or with an external agency.

Step ⑤ ➟

If both parties are happy to take the selection process further, you will be invited to a second interview with a manager and usually an HR Business Partner. This gives us all the opportunity to discuss our organization, the role and your strengths in more detail.