Head of Production & Logistics

Head of Production & Logistics

Field of Work:  Seed Production

Mons-en-Pévèle, Haut-de-France, FR

ID:  1673

We are recruiting a Head of Production and Logistics for our KWS Momont site based in Mons-en-Pévèle. This is a permanent employment contract on a full-time basis.


Reporting to the Head of production and logistics international and functionally to the General Manager of the site, your mission will be to develop the seed production strategy of KWS MOMONT meeting the commercial forecasts of internal and external customers, by optimizing costs, production processes and guaranteeing quality and security standards.


Pragmatic and attentive to your teams made up of 30 permanent and 50 seasonal workers, you manage and supervise the heads of production, quality, maintenance and logistics services, ensuring a coordinating role with other services and the group, in overall operations management.


The objective is to meet the requirements of our customers in France and abroad in terms of quality, quantity and reliability of supply.


What you can expect:

  • Provide management and strategic direction for Seeds Production operations
  • Manage a team and supervise managers of the production (fields and factory), quality, maintenance, and logistics departments
  • Guarantee continual improvement and change management to optimize processes and activities
  • Create a flexible work-environment strategy to adapt to customers and business’s needs and requirements
  • Monitor subcontracted production, as well as purchasing phytosanitary products and packaging
  • Participate to different interprofessional meetings in order to represent KWS to official authorities


What you offer:

  • Hold a degree with a major in Agriculture or Industrial production (Master, Engineering School)
  • Strong background in production, team management and supply chain in the agricultural or agri-food sector
  • Ability to communicate and write clearly in both English and French are essentials for this position. It goes without saying you have already worked in an international environment
  • Good computer literacy: MS Office and ERP system (SAP)
  • You will be expected to travel in France and abroad on an ad-hoc basis


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.