At Cartamundi the printing presses run already since 1765. Today the manufacturing company with Belgian roots has become the largest playing cards – and board game manufacturer in the world. Legendary games such as Monopoly® and Pokémon® run off the Cartamundi production lines, as do many different varieties of playing cards and card games for consumers as well as casinos.

Making a successful card game or board game takes a lot more than just high-quality printing. Over the years, Cartamundi has built up priceless experience in every step of the process. From creation to production, they offer their customers their expertise through a full range of services, such as pre-production, production, co-creation, consulting and fulfilment.


Head of Production

Key Responsibilities

As Head of Production, you will be responsible for the printing and finishing department as well as for maintenance and engineering with a total population of 250 people.

Your main challenges will be to successfully navigate the organization through the foreseen growth and transformation. The transformation includes not only a change in processes and procedures but also the introduction of new products and new technology.

You are responsible for the efficiency, safety, product integrity, service and productivity of the manufacturing and produced goods in the Turnhout plant.

Next to that you contribute to engineering and innovation projects with regards to new product development and digitalization.

You will report into the VP Benelux and are an integral part of the Benelux leadership team.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the business from a manufacturing point of view in the development and implementation of a product strategy, in line with the operational strategy of Cartamundi Europe.
  • Creating a safe work environment for all employees and the development of a safety policy with regards to the manufacturing activities.
  • Managing the balance between a process-oriented, structured way of working, the high level of perfection of the finished product and flexibility (size, product and volume) and an innovative, entrepreneurial approach.
  • Striving for perfection of the finished product and zero error in a complex ‘make-to-order’, customer-oriented environment.
  • Implementing continuous improvement based on LEAN principles without decreasing customer orientation, flexibility and quality.
  • Initiating and managing investment projects and product/process innovations
  • Analyzing and optimizing the cost structure and the budget of your department.
  • Creating a positive dialogue with the social partners
  • Coaching and mentoring your direct reports


Profile description

Our ideal candidate has the following experience and competences:

  • Authentic, entrepreneurial people leader with excellent engaging capabilities without losing sight of the result.
  • A passion for production with a hands-on approach and a strong presence on the shopfloor.
  • Positive mindset and ‘can do’ attitude enabling you to successfully lead a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven successful experience in managing growth and transformation in a production environment.
  • Proven experience in building positive labor relations.
  • Creative and analytical problem-solving skills with the ability to think quickly about how to address cross-functional problems and ‘get things done’.
  • +5 years experience in managing a manufacturing department, preferably in a ‘make-to-order’ environment.



We are looking for an authentic, entrepreneurial people leader with a passion for production and a proven track record in managing growth and transforming a manufacturing environment. If you combine this with the ability to engage and coach your team and create a positive dialogue with social partners, then we are very interested in talking to you.

If you are interested in further discussing this opportunity, you can schedule a teams call with Isabel through

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