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Project Manager NPI

Project Manager NPI

  • Eindhoven
  • Project Management
  • Bachelor (HBO)
  • Master (WO)
  • Vast
  • VDL ETG Eindhoven

Are you a decisive Project Manager with experience in supervising complex projects? Do you like to serve as a link between product developers and the production floor? Then your talents as a Project Manager in the New Product Introduction department at VDL ETG Eindhoven will certainly come to the fore. In this position, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team working on the industrialisation of new products up to the moment of ‘release for volume’.

Project Manager NPI

At VDL ETG Eindhoven, we use state-of-the-art technology to develop and manufacture complex, innovative parts, modules and systems that are at the very edge of what is feasible. We do this for international customers in the semiconductor, analytical and medical industries.


As Project Manager NPI, you will be responsible for the introduction and industrialisation of new mechatronic modules and/or systems from the development phase to the ‘release for volume’ phase. In this multi-faceted position, you will lead a multi-disciplinary team of engineers with a range of specialities (including factory engineers -> factory design, purchasing, manufacturing engineers -> manufacturability, supply chain engineers -> chain design and quality engineers -> First time right/Quality first) who will ensure that the project objectives are achieved.


The Project Management department is responsible for managing improvement projects and industrialisation projects of new product introductions according to the Product Generation Process (PGP). At the start of the project, the emphasis will be on technical alignment (DfX/ESI) with the product development team of the customer or VDL ETG T&D for the purpose of developing a product that can be manufactured properly (in terms of volume). Due to high time-to-market requirements, production will often already start through concurrent engineering. Parallel to the realisation of the prototypes and pilot products, the production process will also be set up to release volume production in line with the targets set in Statement of Work (SoW). In this process, the Project Manager NPI will assume full responsibility for all technical, financial, logistical and qualitative (QLTC) aspects of the project. Your work will include, among other things:

  • Ensuring product manufacturability and process/product quality  
  • Providing product improvement proposals
  • Setting up and safeguarding the VDL ETG production process in accordance with the pre-arranged objectives in the areas of quality, logistics, technology and costs.
  • Optimising the organisation and safeguarding of the VDL ETG supply chain
  • Reporting on the progress of the project, both internally to VDL ETG and externally to the customer.
  • Taking care of the implementation of prototypes and pilot products
  • Transferring the project to the Customer Programme Team, responsible for the serial production of the products industrialised by NPI.

Your profile:

You have a bachelor level (higher professional education) or university degree in Technical Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline. Other important qualities for fulfilling the position include:

• You have experience in project management within the complex manufacturing industry. In this context, you will be the point of contact for customers, suppliers and your own production organisation. We also offer junior positions with 

• We also offer junior positions with training (on the job) programme.

• You have strong leadership qualities

• You are preferably familiar with the high-tech industry.

• You will be the point of contact for customers for VDL ETG Eindhoven and you will report to steering committees; you are able to do this in a clear and well-substantiated manner.

• You have excellent technical and commercial insight.

• You have good analytical skills, you have a systematic and methodical approach to work; you are able to work under pressure

What we offer:

Working at VDL ETG Eindhoven means working for an innovative, enterprising company where ‘strength through cooperation’ is key. We attach great value to a cooperative and pleasant working atmosphere. In addition to challenging work and wonderful colleagues, we also offer you:

• a competitive salary

• profit sharing

• 27 leave days and 13 days off as part of a reduction of working hours (ADV days)

• a good pension scheme

• plenty of opportunity for personal development through training and courses

• an annual VDL party with all VDL Group colleagues

• internal career opportunities

• a variety of collective schemes

• participation in sports activities

Want to apply for the position of Project Manager NPI?

Are you interested and do you fit the above profile? Then apply via the application button. We welcome your CV and a brief motivation as to why you are interested in this particular position. For more information about this job vacancy, please contact Corporate Recruitment; Annelies Smits, at +31(0)40-2925066.

Responses from (recruitment) agencies for this job vacancy are not welcome. We ask candidates to apply directly to VDL ETG Eindhoven and do not wish to fill this job vacancy through a temporary employment agency, secondment agency or recruitment & selection agency.

The company

At VDL ETG Eindhoven, we develop and produce complex and innovative (high-tech) modules and systems that others say are impossible. We offer technical challenges that contribute to the further production development of computer chips, fighting diseases, studying the universe and understanding details in cells and molecules.


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