Lead Project Manager IT

Lead Project Manager IT

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

The Operations & Core Systems (OCS) department is a combination of different teams that handle the core IT of Vanderlande. Dealing with topics from infrastructure, workplace to collaboration and cloud, there is a great number of projects going on. To manage these projects, we are looking for a Lead Project Manager IT for the department. 

The project topics range from office integrations to solution implementation to innovations related to our core services. Some recent example projects are the implementation of Microsoft Teams, new 1 mil. square feet warehouse in the US and the lifecycle hardware replacement of all HQ infrastructure.

Your position 

In your role as Lead Project Manager IT: 

  • You are responsible for the internal project workload within the OCS department and manage several projects yourself as PM 

  • You ensure that the projects run smoothly and meet the requirements 

  • You lead your projects successfully through all phases – from the planning of the project through the management of the project members to finalization 

  • You lead multidisciplinary teams of engineers from the different teams within ICT OCS 

  • You communicate clearly and to-the-point with our stakeholders, such as (senior) management and suppliers 

  • You prefer a proactive project management style – the tools of risk and escalation management come naturally to you and you don’t hesitate to act on early warnings 

  • You lead a small team of project managers, guiding them in their development (currently 1 FTE, potentially additional contracted resources) 

Your profile  

As Lead Project Manager IT you are a team player with a positive, energetic attitude. You have a strong focus on helping our organization succeed. In addition: 

  • You enjoy managing multiple projects simultaneously and can maintain overview and control 

  • You bring at least five years of professional experience in project management, ideally in the field of software development, IT infrastructure, automation or logistics 

  • You are pragmatic, able to deal with pressure, structured and able to influence others to achieve project success 

  • You have good cultural awareness and are able to work with colleagues in different parts of the world 

  • You have affinity with the IT domain and/or a technical background 

  • You are experienced in using common project management tools, such as PowerPoint, Excel, etc. 

  • You have good communication skills in English (written and verbal); Dutch is a plus 

  • Having your project management certification (e.g. IPMA level, Prince2, PMP) is a plus 

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of IT Infra Architect, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. Our organisation 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

  • Home working facility

  • Collective pension scheme and insurance facilities for healthcare.

Your application
If the role of Lead Project Manager IT appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Dèveny Stultjens, Recruiter, via +31 413 755 273.


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