Manufacturing Director

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OCI Nitrogen is one of the market leaders in nitrogen fertilizers in Europe and the world’s largest producer of melamine. When you join the OCI team, you have the opportunity to make a difference as you build your career.

At OCI you contribute to a sustainable living environment. Thanks to our fertilizers, people get food on the table every day. With our melamine we provide durable products such as tables, chairs, laminate and cars. You probably use our products every day without knowing it!

We continuously invest in the best available technologies to minimize our emissions where possible. This shows that we consider sustainability to be of paramount importance. These investments make our emissions among the lowest of our global competitors.

We are looking for a:

Manufacturing Director (location Chemelot Geleen)

reporting to the CEO OCI Nitrogen (direct) and VP Manufacturing OCI (functional). Member of the Management Team OCI Nitrogen and leader of site management team OCI Geleen.

The Challenge

  • Together with your team of plant managers, engineering / project directors and SHE manager you drive manufacturing excellence and overall site optimization of our plants in Geleen
  • You develop the manufacturing strategy and goals of the OCI Nitrogen manufacturing plants (ammonia, fertilizers and melamine) and translate this into manufacturing plans, budgets, projects/CAPEX program and TA planning
  • You actively drive the change improving reliability and sustainability of our plant processes
  • You are responsible for the quality and continuity of the manufacturing organization (350 employees)
  • You are a hands-on Manufacturing leader who is able and keen to work across the spectrum: from setting direction to going into the specifics if required
  • You know what good looks like and what is needed to reach the next level
  • You have at least 15 year experience in production/site leadership positions in the (petro-) chemical industry and solid grounding in process technology and/or engineering.

The Reward

An excellent opportunity to prove and develop yourself in a complex, dynamic and challenging environment. We aim to encourage your personal development and growth, tailored to your ambitions and capabilities. We offer excellent benefits and a great working environment.


In case you require more information? Please do not hesitate to contact Mirjam van Kruistum, HR Manager, +31(0)6- 51360498.

Everyone is different, and it is precisely the differences in people that help us to become an even better organization. That is why we are curious about who you are!

OCI is a company that values diversity and inclusion. That is why we cordially invite women to apply. You can find more information about this on our website: https://www.oci.nl/sustainability/diversity/.