DFX Coach

DFX Coach

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Job area Research and Development Location Veghel, Netherlands. Contract type Full time
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DFX Coach

Position Description

In this exciting role you will be responsible for developing and driving projects within our Design for Excellence (DfX) & Value Engineering program. A solid roadmap and flawless execution thereof is essential in meeting and exceeding our business goals to bringing to the market well differentiated and cost-effective products and services.

As a junior DfX coach you will report into the Executive Director DfX  and will work closely with the Business Units as well as with other functions like R&D, Supply Chain and Quality. This role includes managing your own  portfolio of mid-life update projects, together with cross-functional and cross-site project teams, through the scoping, planning, execution and closure. The role has a global scope and impact.
The right candidate will have experience with leading and driving cross functional Business Improvement projects and possess excellent influencing and communication skills.

We support the candidate with on the job training and content covering both process detailed subjects with the intend of an accelerating growth potential to bigger and more complex DFX projects.

Responsibilities

  • Set up and manage DfX projects driving delivery of our value engineering ambition

  • Realize targeted improvements and savings through DfX approach

  • Organize cross-functional, cross-site DfX Workshops for ideation and scoping of DfX activities

  • Cooperate with other departments (Engineering, R&D, Service, Supply Chain, Finance) for budget and resource planning of the DfX activities

  • Maintaining  a funnel and pipeline of the DfX mid-life update portfolio aligned with the stakeholders

  • Organize regular reviews with the project teams and stakeholders to align on planning, progress and closure of the DfX projects

  • Proactively identifies issues, concerns or challenges in the DfX mid-life update portfolio. Facilitate tradeoff decisions and remove obstacles, including escalation to key stakeholders if necessary

  • Establish DfX mindset and toolbox within Vanderlande and support coaches during training facilitation

Experience And Requirements

  • University degree in a technical discipline or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the required skills.

  • Requires 2-3 years of experience with project management in high tech manufacturing or Research and Development

  • Proven track record in realizing bottom line savings

  • Experience with Value Engineering and/or Design for Excellence is a pre.

  • Demonstrates leadership and ability to scope and manage projects from inception to completion. Persistence to overcome project obstacles.

  • Business and Financial Acumen: Understands product cost structure, Cost of Ownership and is experienced in creating business cases.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of design principles, new product development and change management processes.

  • Demonstrates awareness of manufacturing, service, factory and supply chain processes

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills: Demonstrates ability to create and deliver presentations appropriately scaled to the audience. Confident at interacting with senior management.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop authentic relationships with stakeholders.

  • Strong negotiation skills and demonstrated track record of driving decisions and discussions. Able to work across language and cultural barriers.

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to learn new things and develop your personal skills, while working with (remote) team members. As this is a global role you get to see the world and meet other cultures.

Our company has been named for several years in a row as 'Top Employer' and 'Best Employer'.

We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development.

As well as your fixed salary you'll receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 27 days vacation & 13 ADV (working hours reduction) days

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training facilities

  • Travel expenses

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare, car, WGA (Return to Work Scheme for the Partially Disabled) etc.

Our company
Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career. This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit careers.vanderlande.com

Contact
If you want to take on this demanding challenge in a dynamic environment, apply now by filling in the application form and upload your resume and motivation letter. For more information contact Eric Everstijn, Senior Recruiter – 0413-495288.

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