Group Leader Test & Deployment

Group Leader Test & Deployment

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Are you ready to work for a dynamic and fast-growing company, in one of the most technically advanced Automated Material Handling service environments? Then this job might be for you!

Based in The Netherlands, you will be part of one of the leading suppliers in automated Warehousing Solutions and the global market leader for value-added logistics process automation at airports and in the parcel market.

Choosing this role, you will work in the Test & Deploy Team within our Service organization. This team ensures smooth testing and deployment of new software releases of our Vanderlande developed Material Handling Software at our customer sites in the Warehousing domain.

Ultimately our main goal is to create customer value and ensure a positive customer experience!

About the team

Within Vanderlande, Services is responsible for the Life-Cycle Services development, execution, and customer services of Material Handling Solutions worldwide. As Manager of the Test & Deploy Team you are part of an internationally operating service organization for our customers in Warehousing. Apart from the traditional service delivery aligned with ITIL (Incident, Problem, Change Management) we are also dedicated to develop ourselves as a business partner for our customers.

What will you be doing?

As the Manager of the Test & Deploy Group within Service, you will be operationally responsible for a team that is taking in software releases from our delivering parties (such as our product organization), assessing the impact, testing the changes, and assuring readiness for integration to ‘live’ production environments.

You will have different disciplines reporting to you, like Change Coordinators, Test Managers/Engineers, Deployment Managers/ Engineers, and System Architects. The T&D Manager is also responsible to create a clear tactical vision for the team and make sure this is evident to the rest of the organization as well as develop his team members accordingly considering their individual skill set and capabilities.


  • Deliver and govern the Vanderlande approach for effective and efficient testing and deployment into live production environments incl. innovation and steering on global alignment and standardization
  • Create short- and long-term operational visions/plans for the department, the team, and individuals
  • Provide a safe and structured environment for the team to execute their daily business
  • Maintain good relationships with different stakeholders like IT Service Delivery Management and Customer Center Managers within Vanderlande using influencing skills to convince them of the vision and plans
  • Act like an entrepreneur and seek out new opportunities and challenges for the department and the team
  • Provide reporting adhering to board strategies and group vision as well as for daily business activities to steer on performance and continuously improve

What do we ask from you?

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Automation Industry/Engineering
  • Significant work experience in an international team and in a line management function with direct reports
  • Work experience in Change Management processes, ideally in the logistics / material handling domain
  • Knowledge of test strategies / test methods / risk analysis and relevant tooling
  • Knowledge of requirements and change management tools like JIRA and GIT is an advantage
  • Experience in working with agile development methods and teams incl. DevOps, CI/CD ideas
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary and highly international project organization
  • Advanced oral and written skills in English, able to present to an international audience

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of Manager Test & Deployment, 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 € 5.300 to € 6.898 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 Manager Test & Deployment 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 Jasper Pijnenburg (Senior Recruiter) +31 413 49 44 08. 

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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