Plant Manager


Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam and Wilmar Oleochemicals in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam) together form the Wilmar Europe organization, which in turn is part of Wilmar International. Wilmar International was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore. Today, Wilmar is a world leader in processing and trading oilseeds, refining edible oils and sugars, producing specialty fats and oleo chemicals, biodiesel and fertilizers, and processing grain. It has more than 500 factories and an extensive distribution network in China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries on all continents. We are a strong proponent of sustainable growth and are strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and are a pioneer in that field in our industry.

Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam is a fast growing and international processor and trader of plant based oleochemicals and biodiesel. Our European head office is located at Delftseplein next to the Central Station in Rotterdam. In addition to the office in Rotterdam, Wilmar Europe has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy and joint ventures in Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. Next to the foregoing we make use of various tolling manufacturers throughout Europe.

The Rozenburg plant was started in 2014 and produces vegetable fatty alcohols and derivatives by hydrogenation of methyl esters. The fatty alcohols are used as a raw material for surfactant components mainly used in detergents and household & personal care products. We recently added a tank farm and a jetty for seagoing vessels to our site.

Quality, service and reliability are the cornerstones to Wilmar’s reputation as an international processor and trader in oleochemicals and biodiesel.

We are currently looking for a self-starting and result oriented:

Plant Manager

In this position you will lead the Site Management Team to ensure the operation of the factory is executed in a safe, compliant and effective way in line with the company’s objectives and policies. This includes efficient site operations in terms of budget, process efficiency, yield, product quality, and environmental, health and safety issues. Furthermore, to manage and oversee our JV factories and tolling manufacturers to ensure quality and HSE standards are met and to advise management on options to optimise processes and or developing new production processes or products. This position is based at our factory in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam) and is part of the Management Team of Wilmar Europe.


  • Ensure the safe operation of the plant (occupational and Process Safety Management) including  environmental care and ensure compliance with all relevant and applicable European and national rules & regulations.
  • Build up technical team capability in Europe and identifying technical and production organizational gaps.
  • Manage, monitor and improve all operational processes (e.g. logistics, production, lab, work permit management, blend/pump plans, quality, waste management, etc.) in compliance with applicable rules and regulations and company policies.
  • Ensure the assets are maintained and managed in a cost effective and safe way ensuring operational availability.
  • Organize, manage and monitor plant effectiveness, plant efficiency and plant improvement and monitor plant stocks and plant efficiencies (yield/losses, process aids and energy) and seek continuous plant performance improvements.
  • Manage projects like production stops, (industrial cleaning, catalyst change, plant start, commissioning, etc.), new build and expansions of sites/factories and plant modifications.
  • Manage and oversee Joint Venture factories and tolling manufacturers elsewhere in Europe to ensure quality and HSE standards are met.
  • Keep up a sound relationship with all stakeholders internally and externally and represent the site on different platforms.
  • Manage, motivate, appraise & develop direct reports and ensure same for all site staff.



  • Masters/bachelor’s degree in technical sciences preferably in the field of Chemical Engineering
  • At least 10-15 years of experience is a comparable position.
  • Experience in a multicultural/multi country environment.
  • Well-developed management skills and experience.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Preferable in possession of Lean Green or Black belt
  • Well-practiced in the Dutch and English language

We offer you: 

Wilmar Europe offers a dynamic and international working environment. We appreciate it if our employees take the initiative and offer new ideas in addition to taking responsibility. We grow and continue to grow. Quality, safety, teamwork, innovation, sustainability and reliability are the core values Wilmar stands for.

Wilmar Oleochemicals B.V. offers a good salary and a comprehensive benefits package. 

The Wilmar Europe organization is growing and regularly needs ambitious professionals to join our organisation. Employees make the difference; that's why we are always looking for new enthusiastic colleagues who want to be part of our success.

If you are interested in this vacancy and in working for our company, please send your curriculum vitae in the English language via our website For more information on Wilmar you can also check on our international website

For recruitment agencies:

We have made a conscious decision to do the recruitment ourselves. Therefore, we kindly ask you to not forward any candidates, as we will not accept their applications.

Sie bewerben sich auf die freie Stelle Plant Manager bei Wilmar Wilmar Oleochemicals.

Sie werden Daten eingeben, die in einer Datenbank gespeichert werden. Diese Daten werden sorgfältig und vertraulich behandelt. Ihre Daten werden nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Mit dem Absenden der Bewerbung erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden