R&D Manager

Vacancy by Ventura Systems

  • Ventura Systems
  • Bolsward
  • 3 months

You are an R&D professional with a heart for technology, innovation and people and with a keen insight into constant growth of your team and Ventura Systems. You are looking for a challenging role in which you can use your expertise to make a positive impact within the R&D team and Ventura Systems. You are the link between the development and realization of products. You act decisively and ensure that all products meet the correct quality requirements. Do you want to be part of our dynamic Technology team? Then join us!

What are you going to do?

As an R&D Manager, you are responsible within our Technology department for coordinating technical developments and managing and supervising projects in which you bring different disciplines together. In addition, together with two team leaders, you are responsible for managing various groups of mechanical engineers and long-term capacity planning.

You have a lot of contact with project leaders, Technology Manager, Product Manager and various other departments. Ideas for new products and applications arise from the market. This may involve new products or optimizing existing products. These ideas are developed by the engineers under your guidance according to established processes and realized in collaboration with partners and suppliers. As an R&D Manager, you monitor the projects and proactively monitor their progress and quality.

You have broad technical knowledge and innovative capacity. In your position you visit customers, suppliers and/or our foreign branches several times a year. We also expect you to play an active role within the Innovation Cluster Drachten, to which we are affiliated.

In short, a very versatile role.

Who are you?

To fulfill this role successfully, excellent communication skills at various organizational levels are essential. We also value courage and natural persuasiveness. Flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly are also important. Moreover, you are able to work independently and in a team in a precise and structured manner.

Job requirements:

  • You have at least 5 years of experience in an equivalent role within a technical innovative environment.

  • You have completed an HBO/WO course where a mechanical direction is an advantage.

  • You have experience in leading projects.

  • An excellent knowledge of the Dutch and English language, both spoken and written.

Will you join us?

Ventura Systems is the global market leader in door systems for public transport. From this market leader position, we have recently also started using our knowledge in door systems for electric distribution trucks.

We offer the most modern technology, the highest quality custom-made door systems with an eye for the highest possible sustainability. In short, we want to be the best in the field of door systems for urban transport. It is not for nothing that our doors have been developed for intensive use with minimal downtime and our door systems are used by customers worldwide.

What started 27 years ago has grown into an international company with offices in Bolsward, Germany, UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia. More than 200 employees now work with great enthusiasm and pleasure at Ventura Systems.

what do you get from us?

  • Good employment conditions, including 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days for full-time employment (Cao Metalektro);

  • Space for personal development;

  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home;

  • An international organization with a constant eye for innovation that is in full development and where you can build and grow with us;

  • Collaboration in an informal, no-nonsense environment where open communication predominates;

  • A small large organization: small enough for fun, short lines and the opportunity for you to actually make a difference and get to know everyone. Big enough to be an important player in the market and to pay full attention to innovation and your personal development.

Apply for this position?

Have you become enthusiastic after reading this vacancy and do you recognize yourself in the profile? Do not hesitate and send us your motivation letter and CV as soon as possible. You can send your application to hr@venturasystems.com.

Would you like to know more about this position?

Please feel free to contact us via email at hr@venturasystems.com, the HR team will ensure that our Technology Manager contacts you. 

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