Strategic Program Manager

Strategic Program Manager

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

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!

We’ll give you the opportunity to:

  • Set and shape business strategy for the segments Airports and Parcel

  • Manage strategic initiatives, own the strategic program and execute the BU strategy

  • Work with the global Leadership Team and with Customer Centers across the globe

  • Liaise between BU and corporate strategy

Your responsibilities

The Strategy & Customer Engagement Team is responsible for the BU’s market segment strategies, drives global Key Account Management and supports the Airports and Parcel development roadmaps. To stay ahead of the game in the present and anticipated future growth of the Airport & Parcel markets, the Strategic Program Manager is a critical role to lead the strategic initiatives as a program in order to achieve the BU’s long term ambition.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director Strategy & Customer Engagement. You will have close collaboration with Executive Vice President BU APS and be working in a diverse and high-level stakeholder field.

Your role

  • Lead and own strategic initiatives that support and realize the BU Airport & Parcel Solutions (APS) strategy.

  • Structure and support the development of Airport and Parcel Market Segment Strategy into overall APS strategy

  • With Global APS leadership team, define and lead Change Management program to concentrate focus on market needs and deliver on strategic goals

  • Drive and lead improvement projects and programs defined by management to strengthen customer/market focus and increase competitiveness e.g. cost down and customer engagement projects.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams in maintaining a (key) customer driven focus in development of the innovation / development roadmap.

  • Align with Corporate Development and Strategy on content and planning, following the yearly corporate strategy process.

  • With in- and external partners (domain leads, regions, marketing, universities, industry bodies, etc.) educate and position the BU APS.

  • Global role which requires travel (+/- 20%)

Your qualifications and skills

If you’re an ambitious, experienced, enthusiastic program manager with strong analytical skills and strategic focus, you will recognize yourself in:
 

  • Excellent stakeholder management, you are able to engage at all levels in the organization

  • Strong analytical capabilities

  • Strong program management skills

  • Clear and excellent communication skills, both personally and in presentations

  • Ability to present data in an easily accessible manner

  • Flexible and agile

  • Teamplayer

  • Self-starter

  • Quick learner

You should bring to the table:

  • Master degree in a relevant field of study

  • 10+ years of relevant experience and a proven track record in strategic program management

  • International business and corporate experience

  • Strong consultancy skills

  • Experience in the Parcel and/or Airport/Aviation industry is a big plus.

  • Excellent command of the English language, other languages are a plus.

  • Willingness to be working abroad in the future

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, DHL 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…

Our Offer
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself.

Besides your salary, we offer you the following:

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training possibilities

  • Travel compensation

  • Collective Pension and insurance

Your application

If the role of Strategic Program Manager appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Specialist Recruitment on +31 413 49 30 24.

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