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Area Superintendent

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Area Superintendent

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location(s): Sas Van Gent, The Netherlands

The position holder provides general supervision over a specific plant area through a team of Head Operators, All-round Operators and Operators. The Area Superintendent (ASI) gives direction, sets the daily priorities and is fully responsible for all daily operational and technical aspects, focusing on EH&S (safety, food safety and environment), quality, quantity, reliability, cost management, continuous improvement and people development.

Major Tasks

_Cost management_

+ You will be responsible for cost control in the widest sense; manpower, yields, OPRER, waste control, energy consumption and cost of non-conformity.

+ Reliability

+ You will be accountable for stable operation of departmental processes. Identify structural problems and organize support. _Environment, Health & Safety_

+ You will be responsible for risk control in the plant area through implementing EH&S standards to prevent property damage, personal accidents and environmental incidents (zero defects).

+ You will ensure department is in compliance with legal, local and corporate guidelines.

+ You will identify structural problems and organize support. _Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory_

+ You will be responsible for food safe production through implementing Quality standards resulting in high standard sanitation, compliance with customer requirements, legal-, local- and corporate guidelines/ directives and satisfactory audit follow up.

+ You will identify structural problems and organize support. _Continuous improvement_

+ You will be responsible for identifying, removing non-value added activities and initiating value adding activities.

+ You will be actively participating in & support of continuous improvement program. _People Development_

+ You will be responsible for talent management of direct reports and for own development, using PMP as a tool.

+ You will be accountable to ensure direct reports use PMP as a tool and for timely updates.

+ You will be supporting/advising HR on succession planning and training programs



+ Bachelor technical or technological degree

+ 3 years’ experience in a highly automated plant operation

+ Proven record of leading a team

+ Knowledge of products and production processes

+ General knowledge in food production & Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

+ Communication/presentation skills

+ Managerial skills

+ Broad orientation/knowledge on technical issues

+ Dutch and English language

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today. Foll

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Primary Location

Netherlands-ZE-Sas van Gent



Job Type



Day Job

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