Site operation manager
Reukema Recycling

Company profile

Reukema Recycling is an international trading and processing company in non-ferrous scrap metals and waste paper. In a changing and challenging market Reukema Recycling is taking bold steps to streamline processes and thereby offer the most competitive prices to our clients. Part of our plan includes increasing volumes of our non-ferrous scrap metal business by 60% by 2017. To help us meet this goal we are looking for a motivated Site Operations Manager to join our management team. This is an important, new role that is key to the success of our business today and in the future.

Reukema Recycling Harderwijk - non-ferrous scrap site

Our site in Harderwijk includes a yard processing 250.000 tons of material a year as well as a 21.000m2 container terminal. We ship 2-3 barges a week (circa. 100 containers). Material is mainly collected from Europe (Germany and Benelux) and exported by sea ship from Rotterdam to China and India. Managing the yard operation is a pivotal task supporting our business. Maintaining the yard environment and equipment supports the yard operations. Both of these tasks will be under your control.

The site operation includes the processing of incoming and outgoing material made up of four key elements

  • Weighing of material

  • Grading of material

  • Processing (sorting, pressing, cutting)

  • Unloading and loading of material

About the role

The site operations manager will work closely with the planning and logistics department in order to ensure the efficient processing of incoming and outgoing orders. Outgoing orders should be within contract specification (quality, volume, delivery time) and incoming material should be quality checked and assessed versus the purchase contract conditions. This is where our margin lies and it is essential that these tasks are performed accurately and within tight deadlines.

Working under the guidance of the operations director, the site operations manager will have two direct reports and will ultimately be responsible for the 25 yards staff.

Key responsibilities

  • Management of the yard site and its operations
  • Maintenance of the yard site including safety checks and permits
  • Budget planning and monitoring of this department
  • Line management of 25 yard staff including the yard supervisor and assistant yard supervisor
  • Developing a plan of how to optimize yard operations with a focus on measureable results (using LEAN, 6 Sigma, 5S, OEE methodologies)
  • Project management of improvement initiatives identified in your plan and in-line with the company business plan to increase volumes and develop an efficient, sustainable  operation

Position description

Are you an intelligent hands-on person who enjoys working with people?​ Are you known for your technical acumen and innovative, analytical thinking?​ Do you have the ability to engage and communicate with people at all levels of a small to medium sized organization?​ Reukema Recycling offers those fitting this profile an exciting challenge and opportunity to use and further develop your skills and experience. 

Experience, skills and education

  • Master degree in logistics/ engineering, business management or similar
  • More than 5 years of work experience in a related field is required
  • Knowledge  of financial budget of corporate departments
  • Strong leadership skills, able to coach and line manage staff
  • Experienced in project management and implementing change
  • Strong ICT skills (online media, Microsoft office, ERP systems)
  • Excellent oral and written language skills in Dutch and English ( German is also an advantage)

About Reukema Recycling

Reukema Recycling combines entrepreneurship, unique logistical operations and in-depth-knowledge of both the products traded as well as the needs of our clients all around the globe. Reukema Recycling is a professional, loyal and open minded organization. We believe in developing our people through open communication, stimulating initiative, training and supporting self-learning.

Reukema Recycling offers competitive compensation, a complete benefits package and the possibility to develop in a dynamic, international and ambitious environment.


If you meet the criteria and are interested in this position, please send your CV and motivation letter in Dutch or English to Romy Oldenhof, ( or call 0341 416 844.

vacature geplaatst op 10 Sep 2014 door Reukema Recycling



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