Team Lead/ People Manager

Team Lead/ People Manager

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Team Lead/ People Manager

Do you want to be part of an innovative Technology / R&D organization? Do you enjoy solving and optimizing logistic puzzles? Are you a communicative analyst who wants to develop his/her technical knowledge in a young and enthusiastic team? 

Vanderlande’s warehousing solutions are the first choice for major e-commerce players across the globe, helping them to fulfil their promise of same-day delivery for billions of orders. In addition, nine of the 15 largest global food retailers rely on Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions. Our airport’s baggage handling systems are installed in over 600 airports around the globe, capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. For the parcel market our systems handle 52 million parcels per day. 

Your department

To make sure that these systems meet the performance requirements of our customer, the Simulation and Emulation Department specializes in the analysis of system performance and system behaviour by means of simulation models and operational data. The engineers within the department use the results of these analyses to verify that performance requirements are met and to suggest improvements to system designs. We work within all the market segments (Airports, Warehousing and Parcel), for all phases of the life cycle of a system, from R&D and sales, to project execution and life cycle services. 

Your job

As a team lead/ people manager you will manage a team, performing a variety of interrelated activities: Coach the people reporting to you and guide the team with driving the development efforts. You have experience with Agile processes and Scrum. You help with insights into the software development process and support us in our ambition to productize our simulation and emulation tooling. Also part of the role are methodologically analyzing and improving departmental processes, taking responsibility for people development and taking strategic decisions. 

Required Education and Experience

  • 6-10 years relevant work experience (seniority level) (study time can be counted for as part of this time)

  • Experienced in working in multinational teams

  • You have been training and mentoring others and have shown to be successful helping them continuously improve. Proven training and Certifications on coaching and mentoring are a plus

  • At least 4 years of experience in project-driven work-environment

Preferred Qualification (Any of the following additional experience are a plus)

  • At least 5 years of experience as Scrum Master

  • Software development within various industrial environments like baggage handling, Warehouse Control/Execution software or equivalent

  • Familiarity with the logistic process industry

Knowledge-Skills-Abilities (Competencies)

  • You are energetic and people oriented

  • You love technology and thrive in fast paced digital R&D environments

  • You love to support and empower others do and be their best

  • You take pride in the collective and individual success of your direct reports, our department and Vanderlande

  • You are a smart self-starter with a pragmatic mindset and pro-active spirit

  • Excellent communicator at all levels, proactive, result oriented, determined and confident

  • Commercial mindset, proven cultural and business awareness

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Ability to create strong relationships and perform excellent stakeholder management

  • Able to handle planning and adapt to deadline-shifts with ease

  • Experience with both quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques

  • Enthusiastic result-driven professional with proactive, pragmatic and hands-on attitude

  • Fast learned with curiosity and strong inquiry skills

  • Proven experience working with colleagues located in different parts of the world

  • Strong communication skills with very good command of the English language both in oral as well as written; Dutch is a nice-to-have

  • Willing to travel occasionally

  • Track record of leading own project activities independently

What we offer 

In the challenging and responsible position of Team Lead/ People Manager, 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 opportunities 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 € 4600 to € 5900 gross per month. Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale

  • On top of your fixed salary, you will receive the following secondary benefits: 

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days). 

  • Health budget worth of € 300,-

  • 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 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. 


If the role of Team Lead/ People Manager 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 Misha Wittkowski (Recruiter) +31 413 493 230 or

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.