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Operations Director

  • Ciulnita, Ialomița, Romania

Job description

Ciao tutti! Bună ziua tuturor! Yes we are bilingual and hopefully you are as well! Especially since we have this fantastic opportunity for a Operations Director in the region of Italy and Romania.

The company

Our client isn't just another manufacturer - they're pioneers in the world of sustainable ingredients. They're all about turning leftover materials into valuable resources for the pet food, fish food, animal feed, and even renewable energy industries. They're passionate about quality, safety, and transparency, and they operate in almost 40 locations around the globe.

About the role

We're searching for a driven and seasoned Operations Director to lead the show in Italy and Romania. In this role, you will ensure the smooth running of our three factories and logistic networks while implementing strategies that optimize their financial profitability and efficiency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Roll out a comprehensive safety policy across all operations, ensuring the well-being of both staff and equipment.
  • Promote a High-quality culture and ensure finished products meet all customer and company specifications.
  • Lead and develop a team of approximately 100 employees, fostering a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement.
  • Manage and supervise industrial operations, including maintenance, investment in new technologies, and implementation of Lean Management principles.
  • Lead the way in the company's circular economy efforts by promoting sustainable practices and complying with environmental regulations.
  • Develop and manage logistics strategies, ensuring efficient inbound and outbound operations to meet customer needs.
  • Partner up with internal and external stakeholders, including plant managers, regional peers, and central divisional experts.

Job requirements


  • A master's degree (engineering, business school, etc.) and at least 10 years of experience leading multidisciplinary teams in an industrial environment.
  • Experience managing a country-size business unit, ideally in an international and matrix organization, is a strong plus.
  • Lean awareness and, ideally, certification is a strong plus.
  • Fluency in Romanian and Italian (native language preferred) and English (mandatory, with excellent written and oral communication skills).


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Company car
  • Opportunity for professional development and career advancement
  • Work in a dynamic and international environment

Other information

Location: Ciulnita (Romania)

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Number of employees: ~100

Travel: Up to 50%, but not over weekends

We look forward to receiving your application! Ciao!


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