Production Manager Shipbuilding

Krimpen a/d IJssel

Job Production Manager Shipbuilding
Location Krimpen a/d IJssel
Discipline Management, Production
Education WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Do you have an academic level of education with a technical background? Do you have extensive experience in the assembly and building of large capital goods? Do you want to contribute to the succes of Royal IHC? Then apply for the job of Production Manager!

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

As the Production Manager of the largest covered slipway in Europe, measuring 240x40 metres, you will be in charge of all yard-related activities. You will lead a Production Management team, whose main tasks are the assembly of complex constructions and hulls of custom-built offshore and dredging vessels. You will liaise with colleagues handling the outfitting and commissioning of the ships. You will know how to motivate and cooperate with various multinational teams, consisting of managers, supervisors, assemblers and welders. As such, you will be able to understand and handle cultural differences. Furthermore, a number subcontractors are working on the vessels in the yard and will need to be coordinated.
Building a vessel requires cooperation and organisation. During this give and take process, you will work closely with IHC’s project managers, engineers, and supply chain managers. You will line up the detailed planning with the manufacturing departments (steel, pipes and secondary steel etc). In addition, you will work together with the production manager at IHC’s yard in Kinderdijk, to divide projects, align work methods and building strategies. We expect you to have experience with and knowledge of the production and assembly of large capital goods, preferably ships. In addition, you will understand the importance of building a team and maintaining it. You are, in short, a people manager with technical knowledge.
Every project is different and, with this in mind, you will be flexible in order to adapt to changing circumstances. You will be transparent and decisive, and able to communicate clearly to make sure decisions are executed, while remaining open to feedback. Your experience will not only be applied during the assembly stages of a vessel, but will also be used as input for our commercial processes on future projects.

Your profile

To be eligible for the role of Production Manager at Royal IHC, you must have:

  • academic level of education with a technical background (maritime, mechanical or offshore engineering are preferred but not essential)
  • ability to take the initiative, with a proactive and pragmatic approach
  • experience of complex projects, where issue management and adaptation are an everyday occurrence
  • ability to strengthen, develop and manage a team
  • extensive experience in the assembly and building of large capital goods (preferably ships).
  • strong communication skills, with fluency in Dutch and English.
Please note, an online assessment and screening may form part of the recruitment process. Only candidates that have or qualify for a EU work visa will be considered viable.

Our offer

Royal IHC offers you as Production Manager a challenging full-time job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Our organisation

As Production Manager, you will work at IHC Holland and will be based in Krimpen aan den IJssel. This organisation is constantly developing its design and construction activities for the specialised maritime sector. IHC Holland has a focus on innovative vessels, advanced equipment and life-cycle support for the dredging industry.

IHC Shipbuilding is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of Production Manager and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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