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Group Leader Project Execution

Group Leader Project Execution

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

Are you 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 Research and Development (R&D), 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 groupleader are managing the R&D Project Execution team. This team is responsible for leading the project leader and project managers in our Veghel team. This includes the development of the competence.

As Group Leader Project Execution you manage a passionate team of Project Managers and Project Leaders in different areas.  You will lead this group as line manager to efficiently and successfully execute projects for product development. You will work closely together with peer group leaders to ensure the right people and competences are available for the right projects. You will build relations with our international R&D locations and external suppliers and will actively support our R&D projects in co-development and outsourcing of non-core activities. Besides that you support in building the maturity of the competence itself on a global scale. 

Key result areas of the Group Leader Project Execution are:

  • People Development including coaching, teambuilding and motivation

  • Manage the team in order to efficiently execute projects within the triple constraint (Time/cost/scope) to realize the development programmes for  our customers    

  • Establish a global touch and alignment of global organization

  • Lead and contribute to improvement projects to increase the performance.

  • Competence Development, development of (international) training plans

  • Lead by example 

  • Support the team in critical issues

Your qualifications and skills

  • You are an experienced, enthusiastic and people minded group leader and you meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant subject

  • 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

  • Good listener

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

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

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to learn new things and develop your personal skills, while working with remote team members. You get to see the world and meet other cultures, as you will travel towards the projects your Supervisors and Site Managers are working on.

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

If you want to take on this demanding challenge, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information contact Eric Everstijn (Senior Recruiter) (+31413495288)

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