We are looking for a forward-thinking


To join our team at our Oudenaarde factory in Belgium.

At Exel Composites, we use over 60 years’ experience to solve challenges and help customers save resources. Our forward-thinking composite solutions made with continuous manufacturing technologies serve customers in a wide range of industries around the world. You can find our products used in applications from wind power and transportation to building and infrastructure.

Are you results-oriented and outgoing? In this management position you will combine those skills to lead our manufacturing team, reporting directly to the Business Unit Manager.


  • Manage the overall production organization at our Oudenaarde factory
    • Organize and ensure the local manufacturing and value-adding services (such as CNC operations) are scheduled & performed, as well as the required logistics activities needed to support these actions
    • Coordinate with the Production Planner and Customer Service teams to develop the factory production plans
    • Schedule and coordinate the workforce to ensure adequate staff are available when needed
    • Ensure a trained & skilled workforce (training and development) coordinating with third party suppliers as needed
  • Develop, manage, and report on operational KPIs and results, monthly to the Business Unit management and Group Operations and other teams as required
  • You will focus on scrap reduction across the operations, taking advantage of best practices to determine causes and resolutions, and share best practices and updates during production meetings
  • You will develop procedures to handle flexible production activities and deviations
  • You will continue to build a safety culture and ensure safe working practices for all on site employees and visitors
  • Develop and improve production processes and activities such as:
    • Continuous improvement actions across operations
    • Develop production technology and machinery productivity improvements, continuous improvement in productivity and agreed KPI’s
    • Develop and implement Lean programs with world-class manufacturing initiatives (including visual management tools) and root cause analysis
  • You develop a close working network across our factories globally and also proactively share production best practices
  • You take an active role in collaborating with our R&D and Sales teams to ensure profitable growth and the highest customer satisfaction


  • Master or Bachelor of engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry or similar education
  • Minimum 5 – 10 years of prior experience from production. Several years in production management positions.
  • Familiar with Quality Management Systems; particularly ISO 9001 and AS9100
  • Must be a well-organized and motivated self-starter
  • Proactively take the initiative to drive continuous improvement and lean practices in our internal daily operations
  • Effective and strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficient in English and Dutch
  • Composite pultrusion knowledge is not needed in order to succeed in this job. A strong knowledge and successful track record of process development and issue resolution is required.

We offer:

  • You will be having a key management role in Exel Belgium Management team and in Exel global Operations organization
  • Competitive pay and benefit package

Are you our next Production Manager? If you are interested or have additional questions, please contact either Kari Loukola, Business Unit Manager for Belgium, at +358 40 504 0755 or email kari.loukola@exelcomposites.com; or Katrien Delbaere, Business Unit Controller and HR Partner, Katrien.delbaere@exelcomposites.com or phone at +32 47 383 5729.

Please submit your application and CV using the form below by latest October 15th, 2022.