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Operations Manager

Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Venlo, NL, 5928 LW

Company:  Vista

For our Decorations department in Venlo we are currently looking for a:
Operations Manager Decorations (1 FTE)


You are responsible for managing one of our four VSO production departments.

You will manage 5 direct reports, Supervisors, and indirectly you are responsible for 50-125 operators, depending on seasonality. You
will lead production and ensure all KPI’s are met in our complex, mass customization manufacturing facility. You are also the Venlo Operations representative in a global cross-functional team that is focused on offering Promotional Products, Apparel and Gifts (PPAG).

You are directly responsible and accountable for meeting KPI’s on: Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost and Motivation of our employees. We have a strong focus on continuous improvement and the main challenge for the Operations manager is to lead and inspire the teams to consistently and continuously perform at peak level.

Your role will also involve the following:

  • Creating an atmosphere in which people work together enthusiastically and co-operatively to produce outstanding results.
  • Coaches the Supervisors and in doing so, focuses a lot of time on supporting, improving, training and sparring. The agreed KPI’s are the guiding principle in this respect.
  • Responsible for a skilled operations team by enabling proper training and development. 
  • Analyze and evaluate production reports. Discuss the results and the actions to be undertaken with the Supervisors.
  • Based on guidelines, set up by Director and Finance, responsible for drawing up and realizing of the annual VSO budget. Reviewing the budget on monthly bases with the necessary actions.
  • Takes decisions on planning, machine, and personnel deployment.
  • To achieve business objectives, intensive and strong collaboration is required with other functional departments both Vista Venlo internally as well as with the global Vista organization.
  • Holds performance appraisal and evaluation interviews with Supervisors.
  • Monitors and makes proposals for mutations in the production capacity on VSO and workflow level. Works closely with other Operations Managers. Is business owner of different projects, like implementation of new processes or new product or improvement of processes and related changes in VSO layout.
  • Constantly focusing and adapting his organization on changing business needs for the short and long term. Making change proposals towards the Director.
  • Translates management plans and strategies into concrete actions. Proactively conducts analyses, makes proposals and decides together with the Director on all VSO related areas and specifically on organizational changes.


Who are we looking for?

A people manager with outstanding leadership and team building skills. An executive with superior inspirational qualities who creates an atmosphere in which people work together enthusiastically and co-operatively to produce outstanding results; one who attracts top talent from outside the organization while developing strong teams within.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree, technical or business focused.
  • Extensive experience in Operations Management in a complex Manufacturing environment.
  • Strong leader and manager who inspires, influences, guides and directs people in the attainment to deliver results.
  • Highly results oriented and delivery focused, a continuous improvement mind-set.
  • Strong collaborator who is able to create alignment across teams and functions.
  • Initiative to grow and develop the teams and the production facility
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Living or willing to relocate to a travelling distance to Venlo.

What’s in it for you?

We have good working conditions and benefits/perks, including:

• Flexible working hours (between 7 AM and 7 PM)
• Possibility to work from home
• Travel allowance
• Pension Plan
• 28 vacation days per year
• ‘The Break Award Program’: a two-week break after every fifth continuous year that you have been under employment.

• ‘Recharge Days’: To encourage a more balanced work-life balance, Vista has extra paid days off.
• The possibility to purchase 5 extra vacation days per year.
• A lot of growth and development opportunities


Vistaprint is an organization that is constantly developing thanks to her growth. By using the latest machines and technologies we can continue to guarantee this growth. This means that our employees are also developing and growing. You will be working in an organization with many different development opportunities. Although we are a global organization, our corporate culture is informal and accessible. The door is open for everyone.


Here at Vistaprint, we believe in our 8 cultural behaviors:

Obsess over our customers & creators

Act like an owner

Be bold

Be data-driven

Constructively debate as trusting colleagues

Deliver amazing results together

Find, grow, and support great people

Relentlessly learn and improve


Everyone knows Vistaprint for its business cards. But what many people don’t know is that we print much more than that. We print (almost) everything that can be printed: business cards, posters, mugs, window stickers, flyers, cards, photo gifts, phone cases and much more. And it all takes place in Venlo at our European automated production facility! This is a site of approx. 31,500 m2 where around 500 employees work with nothing but modern, high-tech machines and the latest technology.

We are looking for the best talent no matter what your gender, race, religion, nationality, background, age and sexual orientation is.

Interested? Click to apply directly or send your resume to our Recruiter Maarten Godijn ; | 0031 6 28 56 56 40

More information about our organization can be found at:


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