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Production Manager

If you possess solid overall managerial and technical knowledge within a modern production setup, and you are looking for a job with great opportunities for development and major influence, you have found it.  

As Production Manager you will have a central role to play in the operations of the Avedøre site. You will have the responsibility for the production team consisting of 2 Team Managers and a total of 24 FTE’s running 24/5. 

The PM’s key areas of responsibility 

As Production Manager you will be part of the site management team consisting of QA manager, QC-manager, Maintenance/Safety Manager and Operations Manager. It will your responsibility to secure that we maintain a safe working environment for all our employees. Furthermore you will be responsible for the production management including: 

  • On time delivery 
  • Adherence to production schedule 
  • Cost within agreed budget 
  • Continuous development of processes and employees 
  • Securing that all GMP/procedures/SOP’s/ are followed 
  • Through our Lean system inspire your organization so they contribute to the improvement of the working environment and systems and Capacity optimization / Yield improvements.


To be successful in this position, you need to have relevant experience preferably from the food industry and a background as production engineer or similar. Additionally you have to have experience with - and understanding of GMP, quality standards, HACCP etc. 

It is vital that you have good management skills and that you are familiar with situational leadership, lean and a mind-set for continuous improvements. Furthermore you are a manager who possesses a high energy level and you are comfortable in a (sometimes) hectic environment. Finally you take pride in delivering what is expected of you and sometimes you can also go the extra mile to get even better results.  

About the Natural Colors Division 

The Natural Colors Division is delivering a double-digit growth. We are the favorite partner to our strategic accounts and a high service and competitive organization. Around 250 engaged and passionate colleagues across the globe are, every day, producing safe and high quality products dedicated to all sectors of the food industry. 


If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact Steen Peitersen, Plant Manager  NCD Avedøre at +45 41292022.   

Please apply online via "Apply now", where you can enter your details into our CV-bank.

Deadline for applications is 1st April 2018. Please note that we review applications on an on-going basis and close the process when we find the right person – the sooner you apply the better are your chances.  

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at:

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit
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