Improvement. That's what Agidens is all about. We help our customers improve their processes and procedures. We support them by offering consulting and engineering services, by delivering turnkey automated solutions or by providing maintenance and support. We bring advancement by creating solutions that increase efficiency, quality, safety and reliability. Agidens hereby focusses on target markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, tank terminals, (petro) chemicals and infrastructure.

Agidens employs over 550 people and is active in six countries: Belgium (Headquarters), The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland and the US. Together they reach a total order intake of 90 million euro. Ackermans & van Haaren (via Sofinim) is the main shareholder of the company. For more information visit

To further support our growth we are constantly looking for talented and engaged employees that will help us realise our mission for progress. Because progress brings us together.

PROCESS AUTOMATION - Operations Manager Food & Fine Chemicals

At Agidens Food & Fine Chemical in the Netherlands we specialize in process engineering & design, E&I, Automation, Control systems, Compliance and MES. Optimal production processes are important for a good competitive position. This requires flexible production systems with the right level of data processing and automation.

As our Operations Manager Food & Fine Chemicals you are responsible for all operational and commercial activities in the Netherlands. Your goal is to manage the existing client base and to strengthen the market shares of Food & Fine Chemicals.

Your role:

  • You translate the goals of the division management to clearly stated commercial and operational goals for the Netherlands with the aim to contribute to the aims of the division
  • You take market fluctuations into account and stay informed on the different markets on which you are active. You stay alert for new developments in the market that can be interesting for the Process Automation activities.
  • You and your team maintain relations with the most important clients and prospects to build up long lasting relationships.
  • You define the selling prices for tenders, based on the given guidelines and “value-based selling”
  • You coordinate and organize the operations staff and activities based on priorities and competency in combination with the needs of the cliental. The goal remains to provide an efficient and effective service in accordance to the quality demands of the organization within the given deadlines.
  • For strategic clients you are able to pan out and implement an account plan
  • You motivate, facilitate and coach your team of engineers, team managers, sales representatives, account manager, marketing staff and the office manager). You work closely with the commercial team of our headquarters in Zwijndrecht (BE).
  • In your position you report to the General Manager of Food & Fine Chemicals.

Your profile:

  • You keep yourself updated of the of different developments in the area of process technique and automation in the process industry. This way you guarantee market based solutions on current knowledge
  • You are a driven and motivated worker
  • You work goal oriented
  • You know how to enthusiast a team
  • You are capable of working in an effective manner in an international setting
  • You are able to work action oriented on short and long term
  • You have a HBO or WO education or equivalent and have at least 5-8yrs of experience in a relevant position
  • You are fluent as well in English as in Dutch

What we offer:

  • The possibility to team up with passionate, technology-driven people
  • An environment where you can give free rein to your creativity within a well-defined framework and where intrapreneurship is encouraged
  • A learning environment and offer the potential for career development
  • A culture of respect, flexibility and participative management

Our company culture is based on respect, taking ownership, an open mindset and strive for excellence, and these values are represented in our daily operations. We invest in our employees, because if our people grow, Agidens does as well and “Progress brings us together”!


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