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Innovate Lead

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

Your department

In the Technology department (R&D), no two days are the same. Our activities are based all over the world and each project is different. These projects improve the business of our external customers within the Airports, Warehousing and Parcel business. Our talented Innovate Leads are committed to solve the next challenge and are enhancing Vanderlande’s competitive position.

Your position

As Innovate Lead, you are a natural leader who is responsible for managing the multidisciplinary projects for our Innovate explorations. Your responsibilities are going also beyond leading explorations and you will also become  responsible to connect Innovate and the Explorations with the rest of the organization and our customers. A good understanding of the Business needs is required for this. Innovate Leads are also a key player on the refinement of new ideas and proposals before they become an exploration. The main goal of the Innovate team is to make Speed and Impact.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Report on exploration status; Planning, Budget & Scope.

  • Consults stakeholders regularly to check on the progress of the exploration to be effective and efficient.

  • Guide the technical discussions.

  • Link the exploration team to the business value.

  • Identify Risks and Opportunities.

  • Connect with customers and identify potential needs.

  • Define explorations that contribute to the success of our customers.

  • Contributes to the Continuous improvement of the Innovate Process

  • Refine Proposals to guide and support along the decision-making process.

Your profile

Within this dynamic project environment, you feel energized by connecting, motivating and persuading people within the project team and bring forth the best in them.

  • You have a Master Degree in Technology

  • You have acquired at least 5 years of relevant working experience

  • Proven experience in using excellent communication by leading (international) teams of technical specialists

  • Experience in stakeholder management and time management

  • You are result-oriented, creative and have a pro-active approach

  • You bring experience in our Technology Focus Areas (Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Data, Energy, UX).•Agile mindset.

Our offer

In the position of Innovate Lead, you make the difference and will be an important part of the Innovate department. 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 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 the position of Innovate Lead appeals to you, then please apply by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Eric Everstijn, Senior Recruiter +31 413495288.

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