Product Manager Supply Chain

Product Manager Supply Chain

secteur d'activité
Veghel, Netherlands.
Type de contrat
Full time

Are you ready to join an impactful supply chain team and shape the future of Vanderlande’s product portfolio? Are you a person who likes to work within multidisciplinary and international teams? Someone with a passion for stakeholder- and project management?

If the answer to these questions is 'yes', don't look any further and apply!

What will you be doing?

As Product Manager (Module Manager) Supply Chain NPI/LCM you drive early involvement of Supply in our innovation process that we execute jointly with the Technology (R&D) department. You are part of a multidisciplinary Module team where Commerce, Technology, Engineering, Service and other departments are represented. Together you manage the product portfolio and bring in Supply Chain requirements and improvements for the existing portfolio and future innovations.  

Within each module, multiple NPIs and PLM improvement project are running. You will be responsible for the execution of these projects together with the project leaders in our team. During the projects you will lead a multidisciplinary team, consisting of Quality, Logistics, Sourcing and Costs Engineering, and align with the development and maintain organization (R&D). You ensure supply is represented in key decisions on core / non-core and make-buy, and safeguard that the equipment is setup in our supply chain in line with reliability, flexibility and competitiveness requirements.

The Global Supply Chain Development department has grown rapidly in the past couple of years. We are an energetic group of people who collaborate with other multidisciplinary teams, in order to enable a reliable, flexible and competitive supply of Vanderlande’s equipment to the projects, together! Continuous learning, open communication and celebrating successes are deemed important within our team. Are you the enthusiastic and motivated individual who likes to become part of our team?



As a Module Manager Supply Chain NPI/LCM you will be responsible for representing Supply Chain in the Module team and executing projects during the complete lifecycle of a product. This results in different tasks and responsibilities:

  • Supply Chain representative in the Module Team

  • Challenge R&D on design

  • Making sure the running projects in your Module are executed on Supply Side

  • Lead the multidisciplinary Supply Chain team during the execution of NPIs and PLM projects: from project scope in the R&D program and Supply Chain planning, to planning and status updates, meanwhile signaling discrepancies in the R&D planning and providing a solution or escalation.

  • Ensure choice of best quality and lowest cost Production Technology, Suppliers and Components to be in line with relevant Sourcing strategy

  • Lead projects during modifications and relocations

  • Lead projects during phase outs

  • Define and execute improvements in the process and tooling within the Development and QLTC Team

What do we ask of you?

To be successful in this position, we ask that you bring:

  • A Bachelor or Master Degree in a technical field of study (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management)

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Preferably experience in Project Management

  • International work experience would be nice

You should apply when you are:

  • A team player and self-starter

  • Have a drive to constantly develop yourself

  • An excellent communicator in English since our team is international

  • Have strong planning and organizing capabilities

  • Results oriented and stress resistant

  • Decisive and entrepreneurial

About the team

The Global Supply Chain organization in Vanderlande is responsible to supply all the goods and services we need to execute our 270+ concurrent projects. For this, we work closely together with our internal stakeholders to meet business demands while leveraging synergies over the more than 1 Bln Euro spend we have with 7000+ suppliers. The GSC Development department is responsible for the Global Network Strategy, SC introduction and -Life Cycle coordination of new VI equipment, pricing of the goods and services delivered by SC and process(improvement) and tooling (development) used by the Global SC organization.

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 [position name], 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 € 4.600 to € 5.900 gross per month. 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. 

If this challenging profile appeals to you, apply now by filling in the application form and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak, Senior Recruiter – +31 413 49 30 24


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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