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Senior Program Manager (Warehousing)

Senior Program Manager (Warehousing)

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

Your Role

In the fast-changing world of Warehousing logistics automation, we need to constantly adapt to stay ahead. In your role as Program Manager, you drive and support for the overall success and competitiveness of our Business Unit Warehousing Systems.

To stay profitable in an increasingly complex market, Vanderlande is transitioning to a configure-to-order and platform-driven company. In this context, many programs, projects and continues improvement activities are aligned to that.
The overall goal of your role is to enable the short, mid and long term developments for sustainable order intake and profitability in the future. In this role you are responsible for the must-win-battles of the business unit often from seed (strategy) to tree (implemented and value realized). You will need to help assess the biggest issues within the organization or at clients, determine the best course of action and enable the transition and change to the new desired situation. As these are the key programs within the BU you will need to be able to manage and interact with board and BU MT members within Vanderlande and run programs with highly diverse teams to come to the desired results.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Help management and senior leaders to assess problems within the organization and formulate initiatives / programs

  • Prioritize initiatives in line with the strategy of Vanderlande

  • Engage in initiatives and project and drive them forward enabling the transition required to come to new desired situations (from seed to tree)

  • Manage global innovative cross functional programs with multi-disciplinary teams (multiple projects within one program).

  • Successfully enable the transition to the platform way of working

Your Department

You will be part of the Transformation Team within the  Business Unit Warehouse Solutions which develops, sells and delivers complex highly automated warehousing solutions for our customers. It is on a journey from engineer-to-order company to a configure-to-order company. The challenges in the coming year regarding this transformation will play a central role in the your function.

Qualifications

  • Master Degree (technical) university and preferably in business engineering

  • At least +7 year experience in strategic consulting and/or program management at top tier consulting firm (and/or later inhouse consulting/strategy/program management department)

  • You have a proven track record on creating value and enabling transitions for organizations

  • Experienced in quality improvement & operational excellence preferably in a technical environment

  • Strong interest in Industrial Automation and Customer Services (B2B)

  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and getting things done mentality

  • Keen to work in an international environment and willing to travel internationally

  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship building skills

  • Conceptual thinker on strategic level

  • Storyteller and excellent communicator at all levels (able to adjust communication style based on audience)

  • Fluent in Dutch and English – German and/or Spanish is a pré

Our Company
Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

If you aspire, to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects.

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins…
 

Your application
If the role of Senior Program Manager (Warehousing) appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Mirre Sengers (Senior Recruiter) on mirre.sengers@vanderlande.com

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