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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Management & Business Others
  • Languages
    English German
  • Experience Required
    10+ Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Trivium Packaging
    • Date Posted
      April 09,2021
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    General Manager Business Unit Nutrition & Coffee

    Trivium Packaging is a global leader in metal packaging with more than 60 locations worldwide, nearly 8,000 employees, and an annual revenue of approximately $3 billion. Trivium serves a diverse range of customers in a variety of end markets such as food, seafood, pet food, nutrition, beauty and personal care, household care, and premium beverages.

    Trivium wants to shape the industry and has embarked on an ambitious transformation journey. In the near term, focus is on building & upskilling the team, deciding where to play & how to win, and increasing financial performance by executing the Trivium Business System (commercial, operational, and supply chain excellence). In addition, Trivium has ambitious sustainability targets and focuses exclusively on products that are infinitely recyclable.

    The global head office is at the World Trade Center at Amsterdam Airport, however many people work in virtual teams from different countries. The culture is results-driven, entrepreneurial, informal, and highly multicultural. Young people have a high degree of responsibility.

    The GM BU Nutrion & Coffee acts as General Manager/’CEO’ of a Trivium Business Unit (EUR >300 M revenue, >850 employees, 5 plants (3 in NL, 1 in DK, 1 in GE) with full P&L responsibility. The GM BU Nutrion & Coffee reports (solid) line to the President of the European Division and has direct control over all BU related resources respectively P&L except centrally procured (bundling effect) key materials such as tinplate, aluminum, energy and lacquers. The BU GM N&C collaborates the Global Key Account Organization and Group Procurement.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Safety: Drives proactively safety and risk mitigation, directly leads the BU H&S manager.
    • Is a role model of Trivium's values and leadership behaviors, represents Trivium and the Business Unit as primary point of contact for internal (employees, BU/Division/Group Management) and external stakeholders (Local authorities, local community incl. plant neighbors, interested job applicants, customer visits, customer audits, etc.)
    • Owns, communicates, and cascades Trivium’s (Business Unit) strategy into specific actions that the employees can understand and act on; Assigns individual implementation responsibilities, monitors and executes (implementation controlling), ensures quality of results, and provides 'upward' feedback."
    • Collaborates with other Trivium BU GMs to align on Business Unit-overarching topics (e.g., foot print optimization, bundling of component production, etc.) and to exchange best practices
    • Builds and motivates a successful team that drives performance and embodies the Trivium values
      • Creates a strong performance management culture, recognizing achievements and quickly acting on consequences
      • Assess the current team's capabilities against role expectations. Build the team's capabilities to be able to grow into future roles. Ensures succession for key roles, collaborates with HR on succession plan
    • Understands and acts on OHI feedback (employee survey feedback) and drives actions to increase ownership of all employees in the plant
    • Acts together with HR as primary contact for the local works council
    • Ensures that financial and nonfinancial BU, BU-sales, and BU plant results are meeting or exceeding agreed on commitments and steers plant controller on proper reporting on it.
    • Owns and manages the BU P&L – from sales to BU-EBIT(DA); defines and monitors actions to achieve yearly budget targets (adjusted for plant allocations where relevant)
      • Ensures that lean operations (OpEx project) are implemented and ensures savings can be achieved
      • Collaborates with Group procurement to capture procurement savings
      • Supports SG&A cost reductions and company-wide initiatives, where applicable to the plant
      • Plans and executes plant CAPEX and restructuring (RCO) projects on time and within budget
    • Acts as role model, sparring partner, and back-up for BU safety manager, BU SCM manager, and BU head of quality
    • Governs SCM as linking pin between sales (orders) and production, decides quickly tradeoffs in the overall Trivium interest
    • Work with commercial team to quickly resolve any issues from external and internal customers, organizes and hosts customer visits and customer audits in plant
    • Organizes and continuously improves a smooth production flow, increasing overall asset utilization, limited WIP/material and semifinished inventory, minimum number of changeovers/set-ups and high OTIF (>99%)
    • Quality: Prioritizes a do-it-right-first-time quality culture over spoilage, cost, profitability and minimizes the complaints from customers.
    • Collaborates with R&D, OSG (Process Expert Team), and Operational Excellence on product and process innovation, continuous improvement, product complexity reduction, and stock management

    Education & Training

    • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in (industrial) Engineering (ideally also Business), ideally focus on
      • Lean Operations
      • TPM
      • Supply Chain (S&OP, stock management, sales admin)

    Experience - Real’ P&L /General Manager work experience

    • B2B Sales & Product Innovation
      • Design thinking
      • Account planning
      • Pricing
      • Negotiations

    • Operations
      • Lean Operations (Master Black Belt. Six Sigma Black Belt), Kaizen, SMED
      • Supply chain management software’s (ERP’s, EDI, Scanning, S&OP, …)
      • Customer plant audits, ideally FMCG customer audit experience

    • Finance & Controlling
      • Financial planning & reporting (P&L, Cash Flow, CAPEX, non-financial KPIs)
      • Solid modeling and evaluation skills of investments, network consolidation
      • Solid understanding of value creation, value drivers
      • Working Capital planning and management
      • Financial consolidation skills
      • Risk Management skills

    • Experience as trainer, with train-the trainer programs


    • Languages
    • ‘Must’: Dutch plus English (German nice to have)
    • Good business acumen and understanding of customer needs
    • Strategic in thinking, tactical in implementing
    • Is results-driven
    • Is a people leader, can build followership
    • Is hands-on/practical, at ease in the day to day and firefighting
    • Has the ability to cooperate and communicate on all levels including to customers, is a team player and possesses great interpersonal and communicational skills
    • Is autonomous and self-supporting with good alignment
    • Has analytical skills at high level, at ease with data crunching
    • Is a pro-active problem solver

    At Trivium, people are the driving force in all our successes by bringing expertise and talent to help us stand out, achieving excellence through their commitment and drive and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement in everything they do. Together, our goal is to be the number one choice for customers seeking sustainable metal packaging solutions.Trivium respects, values and welcomes diversity in its workforce, beyond mere compliance with laws and regulations. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants without taking into account factors such as ethnicity, colour, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

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