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Production Manager Refinery

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Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Bruck, Niederosterreich, AT, 2460

Company: Bunge

Location : Bruck 

City : Bruck an der Leitha 

State : Niederösterreich (AT-3) 

Country : Austria (AT) 

Requisition Number : 26653 

Bunge has a phenomenal opportunity available for a Production Manager in our refinery for vegetable oils. In this role you will be part of a team working on exciting, meaningful projects impacting core business activities.

If you are technical driven and passionate about industrial environments and want to have a strong impact while being part of a great team, then come to be our new colleague!

Note: this position will be based in Bruck a/d Leitha, Vienna Region


More on the Production Manager role:


Our new employee will be responsible for the entire manufacturing process for our refinery plant in Bruck a/d Leitha, ensuring the processing of degumming and refine oils including production of by-products like lecithin. We are seeking enthusiastic applicants reporting directly to our Plant Manager, whom you will also replace on occasion when needed.

You will manage the production of the refinery products, in a safe working environment with the responsibility of producing food products according to schedule. Additionally, you train, motivate and hold accountable the employees under your supervision (4 shift-leaders report directly to you, 28 operators indirectly). Furthermore, you will also have the following responsibilities:


  • Management and monitoring of the areas of degumming and refining including tank farms, lecithin and the auxiliary equipment required for the processes and provision of products on schedule and with the required quality. Here you will work close together with logistic and sales team to realize customers’ needs in production
  • Monitoring and alignment of costs according to budgets; monitoring process key performance indicators and investments;
  • Support of maintenance in the organization, monitoring and execution of necessary repairs and maintenance work and searching for the fastest possible elimination of malfunctions.
  • Preparation of systematic root cause analyses in case of deviations to initiate corrective and preventive measures and participation in the planning and implementation of projects;




  • Build a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Participation in audits;
  • Monitoring compliance with all regulations for the applicable certifications (quality, environment, energy, kosher, halal, etc.), legal regulations (occupational safety, etc.) and all operational safety regulations;
  • Administrative tasks such as remediation and reporting of unsafe situations, documentation of processes (operating, work and procedural instructions, etc.) and creation of permits;



We are looking for different abilities/aspects in our ideal candidate:


  • Proven experience in a production environment
  • 3+ years of experience in managing or supervising employees
  • Education in engineering or a related field
  • Willing to work on-call duty as part of the on-call plan
  • Proficient in German and advanced English.
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and attention to detail.



What do we offer?


An important role in an organization with colleagues around the world, who are dedicated to improving the global Agri-Food value chain, one day at a time. We do this in an informal culture where a bold attitude is valued. With a constant need for innovation, a broad variety of challenges and development opportunities can support your long-term career at Bunge. We value and stimulate development through training, education and experience and offer tools and resources to support you in your journey. In addition, we offer good employment benefits and a competitive salary.





We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile
innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically
and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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