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Group Leader Product Development

Group Leader Product Development

Job area Corporate functions Location Veghel, Netherlands Contract type Full time

Job Description

Experienced in managing and developing a team of technical professionals in a dynamic, international and market-leading environment? We’ll give you the opportunity to work in a key focus area within our Technology Group!
 

Your responsibilities
In our Development Center no two days are the same. Our activities are based all over the world and each project is different. Every one of our talented R&D specialists is committed to solving the next challenge, and enhancing Vanderlande’s competitive position. You and your colleague groupleaders form the Line Management team. This team is responsible for all line management activities related to our Veghel based R&D people, including the development of competences.

As Group Leader you manage a team of approximately 25 employees with a professional background in mechanical development. You will lead this group as line manager towards next steps of professional mechanical development related activities. The people in your group will predominantly work on development projects located in Veghel under the scope of the global R&D Roadmap. You will work closely together with our Project and Program Managers and related project leaders to ensure the right people and competences are available for the right projects. You will build relations with our international Development locations and external suppliers and will actively support our development teams in co-development and outsourcing of non-core activities.

Key result areas of the Group R&D are:

  • People Development including coaching, teambuilding and motivation

  • Manage the team growth and the competences in the team

  • Proactive recruitment and creation of a flexpool, based on resource planning

  • Establish a global touch and alignment of global organization

  • Improve the efficiency in way of working, increase the performance.

  • Competence Development, development of (international) training plans

  • Increase the knowledge on new areas of expertise

  • Lead by example

  • Capture critical competences and knowledge in the team

  • Support the team in critical issues

Your qualifications and skills

You are an experienced, enthusiastic and versatile group leader and you meet the following requirements:

  • Technical Bachelor or Master degree

  • Working experience (min. 5 years) in a technical environment

  • Experience in building teams of technical professionals, typically in a development environment.

  • Passion for technology in the industrial domain.

  • People management skills

  • Drive to win, result and goal oriented with a hands-on mentality

  • Both oral and written English (other languages ​​would be advantageous).

Our offer 

You get the opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organization has been named for several years in a row a ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. We offer a full-time position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of possibilities for your own personal development. Besides your primary salary, you will receive the following secondary conditions: 

  • 27 days of vacations & 13 ADV days 

  • Flexible working hours 

  • Training and coaching to support personal development 

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare. 

 

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 programs, 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 are 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.  

 

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. For more information contact Eric Everstijn, Senior Recruiter on +31413495288. 

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