Head of Operations

Head of Operations

  • Operations
  • Industrial
  • Zaandam
  • Vanaf 6 jaar werkervaring
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  • 6+ years’ experience
  • In operations and project management
  • Organized multitasker
  • Process-oriented and results driven
  • Hands-on

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What do the world’s most famous football, rugby, hockey, and cricket sport fields have in common? They are all realised by SISGrass, a company that makes use of a hybrid grass installation that gives sports clubs more playing hours and faster pitch recovery. Now, this fast-growing company needs a Head of Operations to lead their day-to-day global operations, optimize processes, connect international teams, and drive results.

About SISGrass

SISGrass specializes in installing hybrid grass, an innovative combination of natural grass and fibers that gives sports clubs more playing hours and faster pitch recovery. They are part of SIS Group, the market leader in design, manufacturing, construction, installation, and maintenance of sports pitches for some of the world’s largest names in sports. With headquarters in Ireland, the company is a FIFA Licensee, World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer and certified FIH manufacturer. This means their products are suitable for even the most high-level football, rugby, hockey, or cricket fields.

The company builds and services their line of specialized hybrid grass installation machinery at their facility in Zaandam, The Netherlands. The machinery is transported to the location of each project and SISGrass’ team of specialists carry out the installation of hybrid grass sports fields, worldwide.

SISGrass is proud to be an official B Corporation and meets the highest standards of social and environmental accountability, public transparency, and legal responsibility. They continue to consider the impact of their operations, business model, and profits on their employees, the environment, customers, and the community. And they keep striving to create the highest quality sustainable playing surfaces to benefit future generations.

In recent years, the company expanded their machinery line to service different types of sports fields and carry out up to ten major projects simultaneously, anywhere in the world. They have very ambitious growth goals and are focused on professionalizing their business and expanding their operations in new regions, while maintaining their leading market position in the international, hybrid grass installation industry.

Vacancy: Head of Operations

As the leader of all global operational processes at SISGrass, the Head of Operations will play a fundamental role in this growing organization. Their strategic vision and structured approach will optimize day-to-day operations, connect various teams, and enable each process and project to run seamlessly to drive the company’s ongoing success. They will monitor every project from start to finish and manage twenty direct reports, including sales teams, back office, logistics and site managers, and their crews who carry out local installations. This position requires frequent global travel to the project sites such as the facilities of well-known teams like FC Barcelona, Juventus, and River Plate.

The Head of Operations will act as a facilitator of effective communication between various parties involved in many projects, and will foster collaboration, drive efficiency, and enable seamless and timely delivery. Focusing on professionalizing the organization, the Head will develop and implement operational strategies that lower unnecessary costs and increase efficiency and productivity. They analyze each process and project in detail, monitor budgets and identify challenges and opportunities for growth.

They will report to the Managing Director and work with management to develop performance targets and long-term operational strategies aligned with the company’s ambitious growth goals. In coordination with the sales team, they will develop strong relationships with clients and follow up on agreements made with other external partners, contractors, and suppliers to ensure transparency and deliver the highest quality service.

As a confident and approachable leader, the Head of Operations connects, inspires, and motivates their team members. They are energetic and enjoy interacting with people, easily communicating with international teams from a variety of backgrounds. Their clear messages keep the various teams on track, and they build trust with various stakeholders through their openness to input and different perspectives.

“SISGrass is growing at a fast pace. The Head of Operations will make sure our business can keep up. It’s an opportunity for this role to take charge, use their own ideas to improve our processes and their people skills to connect our teams around the world, making an impact on the way we work and our future success.” – Ivo Lamot, Managing Director of SISGrass

SISGrass offers an open and informal working environment. The Head of Operations will work at the company’s headquarters in Zaandam, as well as travel regularly to various project sites around the world. The role is a perfect fit for a highly-organized operations professional who thrives in an international working environment and can manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and overlapping deadlines.



SISGrass is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Emma de Wit at emma.dewit@topofminds.com


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