DFX Coach

DFX Coach

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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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 coach you will report into the head of DFX and become part of our COO organization. You will work closely with Business Units as well as with other functions like Technology, Supply Chain and Quality. This role includes leading cross-functional and cross-site project teams, through the scoping, planning, execution and closure of strategic DFX projects. 
The right candidate will have a proven track record of leading and driving cross functional improvement projects and programs together with the business leaders Excellent influencing and communication skills are key (or expected or needed). 


Your responsibilities

  • Set up and manage DfX projects driving delivery of our value engineering ambition: customer value up at lower TCO/Total Cost of Ownership 

  • 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 activities 

  • Maintain a funnel and pipeline of DFX activities aligned with business stakeholders  

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

  • Proactively identify issues, concerns or challenges in the DFX program.  

  • Facilitate tradeoff decisions and remove obstacles, and keep close contact with key stakeholders if necessary 

  • Establish DfX mindset and toolbox within Vanderlande and train standing organization 


Preferred qualifications

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

  • Requires 5+ years of experience with program and project management in high tech organization and Research and Development/Technology 

  • Proven track record in realizing bottom line impact  

  • Experience with Value Engineering and/or Design for Excellence is preferred 

  • Demonstrates leadership and ability to scope and manage complex projects from inception to completion. Be able to deal with resistance and champion change 

  • Business and Financial Acumen: Understands product and service 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 

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

  • 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, time zones and cultural barriers. 


Key Competences

  • Customer Focus

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Collaborates

  • Drives Engagement

  • Instills Trust

  • Nimble Learner

  • Result driven

  • Builds effective teams

  • Optimizes work processes

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of DFX coach, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.​

This position offers a competitive salary range of € 4500 to € 6000 per month. Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale. 

On top of your fixed salary you’ll receive the following secondary benefits:​

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days)

  • Flexible working hours

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office)

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport​

  • Working from home allowance

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance

  • On-site company health centers with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists​

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista

Your application

If the role of DFX Coach appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter.

For more information on the position, please contact Misha Wittkowski (Recruiter) at +31 413 493 230.

Diversity & Inclusion

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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