Tails.com is hiring a

Production Manager

Amstelveen, Netherlands

Production Manager

We’re looking for a Production Manager with a strong people focus to be able to engage our team, encouraging high performance so that we can continue to give our customers a great experience as we grow and expand.

Changing the world of pet food for good

We’re tails.com, a dog food subscription company with a big difference. We create truly tailored food for each and every dog we serve. We start by asking people a few simple questions about their dog. Then we use that information to create their dog’s unique tails.com recipe – so their dog gets exactly the nutrition they need, in the taste they love, delivered to their door every month. It’s clever stuff.

 

We’ve got ambitious plans. Having created an entirely new category in pet food, we’re now scaling fast in the UK and Europe – backed by Purina, one of the world’s largest pet food companies. You’ll join a bunch of smart people working towards the same goals – and a bunch of smart-ish dogs, all working on their own thing.

Together, we’ll change the world of pet food for good.

 

Smart factory. Smarter people.

In Factory Operations, we’re responsible for creating a different product for each and every dog, and delivering it to our customers - on time and in beautiful condition. It means we design the processes that make it possible to do what tails.com does – meeting challenges and finding new ways to do incredible things.

The team is engaged, empowered, and high-performing. We’re driven by results and delivery – which means you get the space and trust to take a problem and solve it. We believe most hard skills are learnable – so we’re looking for attitude and approach above all else. Eager to learn, adapt, and work hard? You could be just the person we need to deliver a truly game-changing product to thousands of people, every day.

 

Sound like a team you want to join? Here’s how you’ll make a difference:

 

Based in our Amstelveen Factory, you will guide the Production teams to ensure that our customers receive their orders right the first time. 

Team planning, staff performance, and compliance with quality and H&S procedures will be some of the core responsibilities of this role.


You will also work collaboratively with other teams, for example Quality and Supply
Chain, to help tails.com meet our ambitious objectives.

The things you’ll do

  • Production Planning
  • Team training and development
  • Supplier relationship management (Workplein, Temporary Agency)
  • Production Operator recruitment
  • Support and enforce the implementation of H&S and Quality procedures
  • Shift Support to ensure continuous production (which may include occasional
  • weekend work)
  • The skills you’ll bring
  • Previous experience as Production Manager or Shift Manager
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Good analytical and organised approach to work
  • Knowledge in Health & Safety, Food Quality
  • Ability to go the extra mile & Flexibility
  • A demonstrably proactive method in your previous roles


What's in it for you?

  • Reward – we offer a competitive salary and generous share award package
  • Learn – You’ll be challenged and given the development opportunities that you’ll only
  • find in a high-growth business. We’ll also support you with more structured training.
  • Time out – 25 days’ paid holiday, one volunteer day, and an optional 5 days unpaid leave each year. Paid holidays increase to 26 days on your 2 year anniversary and 27 on your 3 year anniversary.
  • Social – regular team and social events, paid by tails.com 

Have a dog? They get good things too:

  • 20% discount on tails.com products for your pet
  • Time to bond – we offer a pooch plan which means you get extra flexibility in the first weeks of owning a dog, or if your dog is unwell.