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Position Title: Process Control Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Lelystad 

Grade: Scale 40HR12 

Requisition ID: 20199 



Process Control Manager


We are passionate about potatoes. Moreover, we are even more passionate about our People! McCain knows the importance that food plays in people's lives – the power it has to bring people, families and communities together. That is why our purpose is celebrating real connections through delicious, planet-friendly food.  We do this by succeeding together with our teams, business and community partners around the world because we know when we work and grow together, we succeed together. Be a part of our family! We are McCain!


We are looking for a Process Control Manager Central Europe based in The Netherlands (Lelystad or Lewedorp). In this position, you will have interesting challenges, the opportunity to increase your skills, and grow within McCain. You will report to the Technical Services Manager Continental Europe.


In this role you will be: 

  • Working alongside plant managers and production managers to hold plant leadership accountable for assets and process optimization.
  • The expert and responsible for performance improvement, implementation of development strategies and new sustainable cost optimization projects in the region.
  • Supporting, coaching and training the operational teams. 

As a Process Control Manager, you will:

  • Provide operational and technical support to the Plants focusing on process equipment efficiency, standardization and raw material utilization across SQDC
  • Work closely with Plant and Engineering department to support capital project deployment. Advise plants on savings, support projects from budgeting to commissioning
  • Depending on the projects, be in charge of defining the user requirement specifications, writing the functional description and performing new equipment validation
  • Contribute to identifying improved equipment and processes, Startup Management and sustainment of performance
  • Implement and sustain McCain best practices and increase the knowledge and capability of our manufacturing leaders and operators
  • Assist R&D on implementation of new products / technologies
  • Support network optimization; the movement of SKU’s through our network, new product developments, and support the interfaces between manufacturing and other supply chain functions


  • You have a Master’s Degree in Food Science or Engineering;
  • Ideally you have a minimum of 2-3 years in Engineering, Manufacturing or Technical Services ;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good to excellent language skills in English;
  • Autonomous, analytic and problem solving;
  • You are an excellent networker for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel / Power BI.


We offer

  • A challenging job for 40 hours per week as Process Control Manager with international exposure;
  • 25 holidays and 11 additional days;
  • Interesting benefits package;
  • Flexibility to work 50% from home and 50% from office ;
  • Great team that helps and supports each other;
  • Company with career and learning opportunities.
  • Travels within Continental Europe (30% of your time).


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical; Manufacturing      
Division: Global Supply Chain 
Department: ​Technical Services CE ​
Location(s): NL - Netherlands : Flevoland : Lelystad || NL - Netherlands : Gelderland : Wezep || NL - Netherlands : Other : Reference job description || NL - Netherlands : Zeeland : Lewedorp 

Company: McCain Foods Holland B.V. 

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