Program Manager Startups
  • Work with the latest techniques
  • Largest robot producer
  • Managerial position
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • HBO opleiding
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What is your role?

As the largest industrial robot manufacturer in the Netherlands, Lely’s objective is to make sure that the agricultural sector’s future is sustainable, profitable and pleasant. We’re therefore constantly looking for new technologies and products that can help advance dairy farming, but also have uses outside this area. We enjoy giving young, starting entrepreneurs with pioneering ideas the opportunity to make theirs dream come true.

As Program Manager Startups, your role is to build a startup organization. The companies in this organization will also contribute to the developments at Lely. You have an instinctive feel for new, feasible technology ideas with potential. As a visionair you immediately see the big picture and have a concept ready to help succeed these ideas in the form of a startup.

You will work completely independently on achieving goals, where international networking will be one of the most important activities. You initiate and take actions that make sure new startups choose Lely as their partner. To achieve your objective, you will be given all the space you need to organize initiatives such as “Challenges” or Hackatons, and to implement other ideas.

You will both recruit startups, and act as coach and mentor. You will support the entrepreneurs in the path from idea to development and successful marketing of the product. The way you go about this is entirely up to you.

What is your experience?

You have demonstrable experience with startups, and can convince us that you can set up a flourishing startup ecosystem. We’re looking for someone extremely versatile and flexible for a job outside the beaten path; someone who can tell us how we should go about building a startup ecosystem.

You’ve got what it takes to do business within Lely’s frameworks and you exploit your creativity in finding and creating "deals".  An affinity with technology and dairy farming is a bonus, but it’s even more important to have a creative spirit able to identify potential and uses in a wide range of technologies and startups. In addition, we expect you to have a pragmatic attitude when it comes to actually putting plans into practice.

In addition:

  • you think and work at least at Bachelor (higher professional education) level;
  • you preferably live in the Netherlands;
  • you’re willing to travel, mainly in Europe;
  • your communication skills in English are excellent.

What do we offer you?

A unique career opportunity to further develop your career in building a startup ecosystem. Although you will have a large amount of independence, you can rely on a large team for legal, financial and tax support, and help you take the best decisions. You’ll be your own entrepreneur, but can rely on the back-up of a professional organization.

In addition:

  • a job in an international environment in the most sustainable office and production location in Europe;
  • work at one of the most innovative organisations in the Netherlands;
  • plenty of flexibility and freedom to organise your work;
  • excellent working conditions, appropriate to the importance of the job in relation to your knowledge and skills;
  • a challenging role, where you can take advantage of a environment that encourages personal development and growth;

... last but not least, Lely Campus has its own barista who makes the best cappuccinos around using fresh milk directly from the farm.

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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Stace Barreiro de Leon

Call or WhatsApp +31 (0) 644 515 395.

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.


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