Production Supervisor (3 shifts)


The Vlisco Manufacturing & Logistics Department is looking for a Production Supervisor in a 3 shift system. In this role, you are responsible for the execution of the production program in such a way that the scheduled production of preparation, fabric wax, fabric colour, and finishing is produced within the frameworks of safety, health & environment, quality and cost.


Key responsibilities

  • Accountable for HSE in the designated production department.
  • Assist and advice the production manager in developing best practices enabling a continuous improvement mind-set that drives performance.
  • Cooperate with the S&OP function in achieving daily goals beneficial to the integral performance of the production chain.
  • Managing and monitoring of the department budget and steering departmental KPI’s.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to the direct reports within the shift, achieving sustainable KPI improvements.
  • Ensure  On time and in full delivery of quantity and quality to the next production step.
  • Enable and empower staff in  continuous improvements with respect to working procedures, processes, machines, efficiency, etc. 


  • MBO level education – process or technical. Green belt or higher will be seen as a plus.
  • Experience with improvement tools as TPM and statistical process control.
  • At least 5 years management experience in a manufacturing environment or similar.
  • You are result driven with a helicopter-view (experience with KPI’s is an advantage).
  • You are capable of executing situational leadership and you are people-oriented person.
  • You have a strong personality, which entails self-reflection, honesty and loyalty.
  • Strong communicator in Dutch and English both written and verbal.
  • Furthermore, you are willing to work in a 3 shifts schedule, starting on Sunday night.


About Vlisco

Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 173 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour.  African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.


Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.


What we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th month salary, you will be part of the logistics team within Vlisco where you will have the opportunity to grow your organizational and planning skills and contribute to the overall success Vlisco Netherlands B.V.


Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?

If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Heleen Poirters, Corporate Recruiter, +316-29217076.