Project Manager Product Development (Maassluis, fulltime)
  • Work with the latest techniques
  • Working together with engineers
  • Technical play yard
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

The Product Development department is home to multidisciplinary teams of engineers who work on projects for continued development of our products. We are currently looking for two Project Managers.

In this role, you will be like a spider in a web of developers, testers, technical writers, product managers, procurement professionals, production staff, and support organisations. You make sure everyone is clear on the objectives of the project and coordinate the work using Lely’s lean product development methodology. You keep in constant contact with stakeholders across Lely to guarantee successful introduction of product upgrades in the field. You operate as part of a team of Project Managers headed up by the Product Development Director. Are you an enthusiastic and open-minded professional who can excel in a multicultural environment?

Primary activities

In this role, you will run projects involving multidisciplinary teams of between 20 and 25 engineers, where it will be your job to keep everyone rowing in the same direction. 
Aside from that, your primary tasks will be to:

  • coordinate and organise all the work as part of a project;
  • manage the budget and monitor cost price developments for the machine;
  • make and implement project plans, and discuss them with the relevant stakeholders;
  • challenge and motivate engineers to ensure delivery of an optimised and high-quality product;
  • write progress reports for managers and stakeholders;
  • manage suppliers.

What is your experience?

We are looking for an inspiring and strong leader, who has experience in mechanical engineering and software engineering. We also expect you to have:

  • completed higher professional or university education;
  • five years’ experience as a project manager or team leader in a technological product development environment;
  • experience with mechatronic product development would be a plus;
  • excellent communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • a strong result-driven and action-based attitude, and determination and tact as your strong points;
  • affinity with the agricultural sector (would be a plus).

What do we offer you?

A job for a true inventor, at a company driven by innovation. In the span of two years you will see your ideas come to life as they leave the factory, upon which they will be used by dairy farms.

  • Flexibility in terms of working times and working location;
  • Variety! One day you will be at the workshop, another day on the farm and the next day you will work at the main office;
  • The space and freedom to innovate, construct new ideas and tinker in our workshop.
  • The tastiest coffee you will ever drink, courtesy of our barista;
  • Time for fun: table football, volleyball and a basketball court.
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Olaf Smid

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About Lely

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and the production on the dairy farm. For more than 25 years, Lely has been leading in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires her employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With her Head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 40 countries and employs around 1.200 people.