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Digital Manufacturing Manager

  • Posted: 6 Jan 2022
  • Operations
  • Amsterdam
  • Netherlands

About the job


Are you looking for an exciting role in an international Manufacturing FMCG environment? Do you want to be part of a Digital Transformation and have direct impact on the way Danone is working?


Then join us as Digital Manufacturing Manager at Danone! You’ll be part of the Digital Manufacturing, within the Global Digital Operations Transformation team at Danone.

This team supports support Danone on the acceleration of the Digital Transformation of our Manufacturing Sites worldwide.


This position reports to the Digital Manufacturing Portfolio Manager Senior and would primarily be based in Amsterdam or Paris. However we do consider other European locations.



About the Job


As Digital Manufacturing Manager, you will be in charge of leading the execution of the Digital Manufacturing Acceleration program, maximizing the Impact through Digital Catalogue solutions and Platform's implementation, exploring new technologies, and tracking the Value generated. Also, you will be in charge of the animation of the Solution Value Owners (SVOs) community, or Exploration's Product owners.


More specific your main responsibilities will be:


Business Strategy / Strategic Vision 

  • Rolling out and implementing the defined strategy for Digital Manufacturing Scale Up Engine or New technologies exploration 
  • Advanced knowledge of the Catalogues of Digital Solutions and Platforms, Coordinate and animate the Solutions Value Owners (SVO) roles or Exploration’s Product owners. Problem solve the main roadblocks, interacting with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support and Challenge the implementation plan across the factories, in order to maximize the value captured. Track the Value Impact and Implementation KPIs, on weekly basis.


Impact on Business Results 

  • Support and challenge the Digital Productivity roadmap of the plants following the Digital Manufacturing Acceleration (DMA) program
  • Improve performance across D2D, through continuous improvement approaches, to optimize the implementation time, the users’ adoption, the deepness of functionalities, and the interfacing of the Solutions


Process & Projects

  • Maintain and improve, core standards and processes for Catalogues Solutions implementations and for Innovation
  • Support the Catalogues communication plan and Digital Factory Awards program
  • Cross-functional leadership at global level to ensure implementation and solutions adoption: Factory Digital leaders, SVOs, IT/Data, C&P, Finance

About you


  • You have 5-6 years of experience in Manufacturing
  • You have a technical BSc and MSc in Engineering / IT / Business / Data Science
  • You have 1-2 years of experience on implementation of Digital / Technology Projects
  • Preferably, you have experience with coding – low code/no code
  • You have advanced knowledge of cutting edge digital manufacturing solutions
  • You are fluent in English fluent and preferably French


On top of that:


  • You have Excellent Communication Skills
  • You can identify and prioritize key manufacturing solutions
  • You can think long term and strategically
  • You are able to challenge & implement
  • You are comfortable with highly changing environment

About us



Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.

Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?



We Offer


At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.



What’s next?


Hit the “apply now” button!

To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our career website.

Need more information? Please contact Irene Girardo on via irene.girardo@danone.com.


* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • (Video) call

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome