Hands-on operationeel manager


OBBOTEC is an innovative technology start-up with the ambition to make a substantial contribution to solving the waste issue, in particular for the high-quality recycling of plastics. OBBOTEC has unique solutions for the plastic waste problem. With OBBOTEC-SPEX (Selective Plastic EXtraction), batchwise dissolution from a plastic-rich waste stream containing polyethylene (PE) and/or polypropylene (PP) is converted into reusable 'near-virgin' quality plastic. The OBBOTEC-HydroCat technique turns a mixed biomass-plastic waste stream into a largely biogenic fuel. Both technologies prevent waste incineration and thus improve the circularity of raw materials. In this way we contribute to a cleaner world with less waste and less CO2 emissions.

Both business activities take place at our location at Plant One in Rotterdam, where we are looking for a hands-on operational manager.

The role of the operationeel manager is to coordinate and organize all operational activities of both SPEX and HydroCat at Plant One Rotterdam. You are responsible for the realization of the two pilot unit projects, and subsequently for the safe and correct operation of these units, including the two existing lab units. You will also lead various improvement and development projects within OBBOTEC.

As an operational manager, you report to the general manager and you lead a developing team that consists of a combination of your own people and contractors, and you lead the operational cooperation with Plant One Rotterdam.

Your core activities include:

All operational matters within OBBOTEC, including:
  • Day-to-day operational management of the company
  • Managing and developing the organization and all involved
  • Realization of the pilot and lab units
  • Coordinating operations, production and supply chain and logistics activities
  • Coordinating purchasing activities
  • Leading improvement projects
  • Monitoring qualities and striving for continuous improvement
  • Prepare, monitor and realize operational plans
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets and ensuring correct financial settlement
  • Safeguarding safety and the environment – Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE)
  • Administrative reporting and reporting of the above

Who you are

An ambition to work together with OBBOTEC on a better world by realizing the innovative technologies and bringing them to the market.

You have a HBO or University education in business administration, economics or technical direction. You have at least 3 years of relevant work experience as a manager or team leader in the (petro)chemical and/or process industry in an operational role, preferably with a business development component. You are a hands-on and driven project manager. A team player, an organizer who knows how to motivate people and get the most out of the team and the organization. You are pragmatic, flexible, and a creative problem solver with an eye for continuous improvement. At the same time, you have a high safety, health, environmental and quality awareness. You can deal with an organization in

What we offer:

We offer a versatile and independent job in an innovative and young company with enormous ambition to make a significant contribution to the plastic waste problem.
And a competitive salary and development opportunities in a fast-growing market. This

Does this sound like your job?

Send your application (CV and motivation letter) to info@obbotec.com info@obbotec.com

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