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The Pieter Smit Group is looking for an Operations Manager who, as an experienced leader and motivator, will strengthen the operational backbone of their organization. The ideal candidate is someone who decisively converts strategic insights into effective business processes. Someone who sees what people need to work together and who can bring teams along to fully relieve the customer.

At Pieter Smit Group it is not just about transport from A to B, but about making the ultimate experience of a theater tour, event or performance possible throughout Europe. The customer's wishes always come first!

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Manager Operations


The Operations Manager we are looking for will be responsible for coordinating and optimizing the logistics and operational activities of Pieter Smit Group. This role includes managing the planning, quotations, fleet management, rental and nightliners departments. You make decisions at tactical and operational level and strive for continuous improvement within the organization. That the foundation is in good shape is important for the further development of the organization abroad.

In this role you report to the CEO and together with the CFO you form the MT of the organization. The MT is advised by a board of advisors of which Pieter Smit himself is a member.


  • Proven experience in a comparable managerial role, where the ability to manage multiple departments (national and international) is central. Indirectly, a total of approximately 50 employees are managed.

  • A results-oriented mentality with a strong focus on growth and optimization.

  • We expect you to speak Dutch and English fluently. If you also speak German and French, that is certainly a big advantage.


  • Minimum HBO working and thinking level, supplemented with relevant training and courses.

  • Excellent communication skills and a talent for maintaining an overview in complex projects.

  • Experience with international fleet management and ERP systems.


  • A key position within an innovative and growing company in entertainment logistics.

  • A competitive salary with a range of approximately €5,500 to €7,500 per month.

  • Challenging projects with an international scope.


Pieter Smit Group is the driving force behind the logistics of top theater productions such as 'Evita', 'Les Miserables' and 'Grease', and supports tours of international music greats such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam. Our reach extends from supporting European football events and large-scale sailing events to local favorites such as Shaka Ponk in France and Behemoth in Poland. As the market leader in the Netherlands and a key player in European entertainment logistics, we are committed to growth, with a special focus on France and Germany.

Our vacancies do not have a fixed closing date. When we have found enough high-quality candidates, we will proceed to the next phase of our procedure. So please feel free to contact us.

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