Senior Project Planner

Senior Project Planner

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Would you like to progress your career in a dynamic, rewarding and market-leading environment? If the answer is “yes”, then look no further than Vanderlande! As a Senior Project Planner, you'll be responsible for planning all project activities, taking charge of the project planning process, and making a real impact on our success. Don't miss this opportunity to advance your career.

What will you be doing?​

As a seasoned project planner, you will provide visionary leadership in defining decision moments and turnaround times for a diverse range of stakeholders. Through your expertise in project planning and management, you will develop a comprehensive project plan that proactively identifies and manages opportunities and threats, enabling project managers, project leaders, and subcontractors to make informed and timely decisions. Your strategic guidance and expertise will be instrumental in ensuring project success, as you take a central role in the planning and execution of projects across the Airports and Parcels Operations Team.

You will be responsible for overseeing projects at Warehousing & Parcel Customer Centers and executing a multidisciplinary approach to resolve complex problems. Your extensive experience in all phases of a project, including engineering, supply and shipping, and commissioning, positions you as a subject matter expert in the field. Working in close collaboration with sales, project management, project engineering, and the supply chain, you will be the primary liaison between project management and the supply chain, ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of quality. Your unwavering commitment to excellence and ability to navigate complex project landscapes will ensure that projects are completed successfully, positioning you as a true leader in your field.


  • Effectively translating the scope of a project into an overall project plan;

  • Identifying the critical path in a project plan and the corresponding opportunities and risks

  • Coordinating a project plan with the customer and subcontractors, so that an integrated project plan is achieved;

  • Liaising with all of the internal and external parties involved in a project;

  • Reporting on the progress being made with a project to the relevant Project Manager;

  • Analysing and giving solicited and unsolicited advice on overall project plans;

  • Preparing complex plans in consultation with project team members, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and stakeholders;

  • Producing two-weekly or monthly project progress reports;

  • If required, promptly delivering a detailed plan to internal stakeholders;

  • Producing what-if analyses and alternative project plans;

  • Act as a mentor for unexperienced colleagues;

  • Preparing improvement proposals in relation to a project plan.

What do we ask from you?​

  • Bachelor or Master degree or working experience on a bachelor level;

  • Experience with working in a project organization;

  • Experience with planning activities;

  • Preferably knowledge of the Primavera and/or MS Project programs is an advantage;

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to liaise at different levels. You have the ability to involve people and to convince them of the importance of sharing and receiving information in order to identify and maintain common project interests;

  • Strong Excel skills;

  • You will have the ability to work under (time) pressure and set priorities appropriately;

  • You will be flexible and creative.

About the team​

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. At Vanderlande, you can develop your career, satisfy your ambitions, aspire to new heights, while enjoying personal growth and thriving on achievement.

What we offer​

In the challenging and responsible position of Junior Project Planner, 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 €3.100,00 to €5.200,00 gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). We will estimate your level of seniority during the interview process. 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 Senior Project Planner 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 Michelle van der Schoot (Senior Recruiter) on +31 413 495 288.

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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