Production // Head of Production | Lelystad, The Netherlands

The production of both the D8 GTO-RS and the D8 GTO-40 is in full swing. Both models have been and are sold very well and Donkervoort now has a waiting list of more than a year. In order to be able to meet the increasing demand more quickly and to prepare ourselves for the future, we are continuously working on further optimizing the production process. For our growing company, we are immediately looking for a Head of Production, who can lead the production of Donkervoort with his / her good leadership qualities, love for structure and hands-on mentality.

As Head of Production at The Netherlands’ only car manufacturer, you lead the entire production department consisting of 20 FTE divided over three teams. Your responsibility is to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality cars and the continuous optimization of the production process with regard to quality, quantity and efficiency.

You are responsible for an overall optimal production process, in which both purchasing costs and operational costs are continually improved in order to continually improve the overall profitability. You have supervision over the purchasing and stock management of internal and external components, so that the use of resources is as efficient and effective as possible.

You are also responsible for the environment, maintenance of equipment and safety in the workplace. You ensure that company rules, work instructions and procedures are correctly fulfilled and initiate improvements.

You are responsible for all aspects of the production team management, including the planning. You coach the employees and encourage them to contribute to continuous improvements, you solve problems, give instructions and help the teams to set priorities and create a safe and pleasant working environment. You are able to lead employees in a motivating and inspiring way, and aim to enable employees with the right competences, technical knowledge and motivation to move and excel at the right place. Your work will largely take place on the work floor. If necessary, you also jump in with the work.

As Head of Production you report to the Management.

We offer a unique, interesting and varied job with good development opportunities at a world-famous sports car manufacturer. You work with a small and motivated team, in which every employee counts.

It is a full-time job. Salary in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement (CAO).

Why is this role important to us?
Delivering a pure, genuine, high-quality and high-tech product is of the utmost importance to us. This of course stands or falls with the way in which and the care with which our cars are built.

Our production team, each and every one specialists with knowledge, skill and motivation for building and further developing our products, is looking for a born leader with strong organizational skills and who is committed to structure. We are looking for someone who is not easily dismissed or beaten out of the field. You keep everything under control, are clear and convincing and have a pleasant way of managing. Your other talents lie in maintaining overview and monitoring the work processes. You know how to manage all the preconditions for an efficient, qualitative and productive workshop, so that the intended return is achieved. Your work contributes to the total experience our customers have with their Donkervoort and thereby our good image, and that is extremely valuable to us.

What we ask of you

  • Completed technical automotive intermediate vocational of bachelor training or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in management in production, preferably in a comparable (sports car) environment
  • Experience with optimizing (production) costs and achieving the right quality
  • Experience with purchasing and logistics and improving processes in this area
  • Some experience with working with Exact is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of Dutch and/or English, both written and oral, German is an advantage.
  • Pragmatic, persevering, enterprising and result-oriented.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, maintain structure and overview, with a wide range of personalities.
  • You are full of energy, you can think “out of the box” and fit into our (relatively young) team.
  • In possession of driving license B.

And of course you have a strong affinity for and knowledge about cars and our brand!

Are you as dynamic and unique as our sports cars? Then we are looking for you!

Are you enthusiastic about the above position and you meet the requirements, then we would love to hear from you!

Send your resume and cover letter to jobs@donkervoort.com and mention ‘Head of Production’ in the subject line. In addition, inform us about your salary expectations and availability.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated