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Are you an Operations Manager who strives for perfection in custom work?

Do you have a track record of success in leveraging teamwork, coming up with new solutions, and implementing cutting-edge technologies?

Ref: CrossingsCW050

CoverWorks is a leading designer and producer of upholstery, with focus on the maritime sector ( The company is part of a group of businesses that specializes in design, production, and procurement of softgoods and upholstery. At CoverWorks, we welcome a challenge and won’t stick to the beaten path.

The Team and the trade

Achieving excellent results hinges on optimal alignment of technology, materials, equipment, and design, as well as a key team of professionals. CoverWorks’ thirty-some specialists deliver top-quality custom and award winning work for an illustrious, global clientele—on a daily basis.

Innovation is key

Leveraging the latest technologies enables us to deliver world-class products. We use CAD systems to digitalize upholstery designs, after which computer-controlled equipment cuts the fabric to size. With a milling robot, we automate the custom-cutting of any 3D foam. By using the latest CNC stitching technology, we achieve optimal precision in any desired design. On occasion, we apply traditional techniques to form leather, by hand, to a mould. In this process, 3D measurement technology ensures dimensional accuracy. CoverWorks’ experts know how to get the best out of the latest.

An Operations Manager who grows with the Company

To support the anticipated expansion of the team at CoverWorks, we are looking for a driven Operations Manager. This role will oversee end-to-end internal processes, provide leadership to the computer-aided design, order processing, internal production, external production & procurement, and warehousing functions, and work closely with various craftspeople to manufacture world-class products. With the knowledge and expertise you gained in previous operations roles—ideally in a similar environment—you would be a valuable addition to the team. You recognize instantly what is important in a growing operations setting, and you align short-term priorities with long-term goals.

You’d be the linchpin for the team by

  • directing various teams of craftspeople, and ensuring a safe, healthy, respectful work environment

  • collaborating with the Sales & Innovation Manager as part of CoverWorks’ management team

  • facilitating controlled growth of the organization

  • demonstrating a passion for process optimalization

  • facilitating an environment where professionals can deliver outstanding products

  • mentoring individual team members, and

  • further developing the trade by implementing the latest technologies in support of scalability, quality, and efficiency

Do you have what it takes to lead this team? Is this you?

  • College or university education in operations management, or equivalent experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in an operations role, with track record of success in building teams, mentoring and developing people, optimizing processes, and managing growth

  • Strong understanding of production processes, ideally in upholstery environment (perhaps at furniture brands or reputable upholsterers

  • Sound knowledge of industry-related health and safety regulations, with track record of compliance

  • Outstanding communication skills, and fluent in English and Dutch (verbal and written)

  • Keen eye for detail, excellent spatial perception, and “military” precision

  • Ability to lead professionals by setting the example, and rolling up your sleeves where needed

  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills

  • Self-motivated, independent, and flexible

  • Available 40 hours per week, based out of Warmond, The Netherlands

CoverWorks offers a competitive package and opportunities for flexible deployment (results are more important than punching the clock).


If you’d like to learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact Crossings People at +31 (0)85 0685586 or approach Harry Bruintjes directly at

+31 (0)6 1940782.

We have provided this role with a good candidate!


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