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Production Manager

France - Acigné
Electro-Optic Materials

Posted on 09-07-2024

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Electro-Optic Materials (EOM)

Power in space. Vision at night. Coatings thinner than human hair. Umicore is a world leader in material solutions for the space, optics and electronics sectors – enabling every day cutting-edge technologies. We guarantee our customers secure access to supply, plus recycling technologies that give materials a new lease of life. To produce materials with even higher performance, and provide recycling to new markets, we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come.


What you will be doing

As Production Manager in our plant in Acigné, you lead the team to produce at best cost and organize the link with other departments of the company to deliver customer requirements. You will have following responsabilities:

  • You are a safety leader and lead by example. You lead the EOM safety transformation program in the team and a create a cultural change with regard safety. You take initiatives and implement these in the production.
  • You ensure continuity of production flow, from supply and availability of stock to the shipment of finished products. You plan plant capacity, manpower, etc. and adjust if needed.
  • You will interact daily with sister sites located in USA and UK.
  • You take part on continuous improvement project to enhance the production practices and workshop performance.
  • You have direct contact with customers and suppliers related to quality, scheduling and product order communication. You communicate with different internal and external stakeholders to align on strategic product ramps.
  • You report to the Head of Production and have a team of 40 people including supervisors.


We are looking for a colleague with:

  • You combine a Master Degree in Science or Engineering with minimum 10 years of managerial experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • You have a solid background in planning and project management. Your organization skills are well developed.
  • You are fluent in English and French and possess strong interpersonal skills. You feel confident to communicate with different internal and external stakeholders in a complex environment.

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?


If our germanium recycling services can help reduce the world’s carbon footprint, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO