Head of Work Preparation

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Head of Work Preparation

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • Bachelor’s degree level of thinking and working
  • Possession of the LEAN green belt or willing to obtain it
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of MS-Office and ERP systems
  • Technical insight/knowledge, preferably in machinery construction and supply chain
  • Communicative, independent, structured, and entrepreneurial
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English, both spoken and written
  • Sense of responsibility, connecting, and solution-oriented
  • Possession of a drivers license

What will you get?

  • €3.500 - €4.500 gross per month (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40-hour workweek
  • 30 vacation days based on full-time
  • Opportunities for training, courses, and further education
  • Remote work options, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly joint lunch
  • Company phone and laptop

What will you do?

  • 30% Internal consultations
  • 20% Processing administration
  • 10% Following up orders with suppliers
  • 10% Ordering from suppliers
  • 10% Coordinating internal goods flow
  • 10% Personal conversations with employees
  • 10% Reading parts lists

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated. We usually fill the vacancies ourselves and in exceptional cases we work with preferred suppliers.

As the Head of Work Preparation at EuroSort, you are responsible for the daily management of your team. Additionally, you oversee your projects, from ordering components to releasing production orders. Within the project team, you serve as the point of contact for material provision for projects, actively contributing to the operational execution of tasks within the department.

In this role, you lead the Project Work Preparation department, aiming to continually optimize the department's setup and work processes. Your technical knowledge and practical experience enable you to independently manage projects within Supply, contact suppliers, and undertake both executive and coordinating tasks. You are also expected to propose solutions within your scope and demonstrate ownership.

You will join a team comprising a mix of both young and experienced professionals. You will work closely with five employees, ranging from beginners to experienced professionals. You report directly to the Manager of Supply.


If you enjoy leading, are interested in logistical processes, like working with stakeholders, and don’t mind occasional work delays, then this is the job for you.

Working week

Head of Work Preparation

On a good day at work involves getting a lot of work done on your projects and smooth material provisioning.

On a less good day, you might face challenges in the material flow and find people reluctant to go the extra mile.

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Firsthand experience

There are tray plates delivered that do not meet the quality standards. What do you do?

When faced with products or materials that do not meet the quality standards, like in this case with the tray plates, it's crucial to take immediate action. Your job is to first thoroughly understand the problem by discussing the issue with colleagues, analyzing the situation, and identifying where things went wrong. The organization highly values continuous learning, especially since it uses a relatively new ERP system internally. This tool might provide further insights into the process.

After internal discussions and analyses, it's important to actively engage in conversations with the suppliers. With a constructive and collaborative attitude, you will sit down with the involved parties. The goal is to find a workable solution quickly for the delivered product that does not meet the quality standards. Communication is key in this process. Ultimately, you will come to a suitable solution with the supplier.


EuroSort highly values personal development. There are many opportunities to follow trainings, courses, and further education. Currently, EuroSort is developing a training policy to give more concrete shape to this.

Head of Work Preparation

Working at EuroSort

EuroSort B.V. is specialised in the development and assembly of high volume sorting systems for various applications. Think of order processing, returns, counting and sorting by size, colour, type of products, e-commerce and cross docking. The company was founded in 2001 and believes in qualitative simplicity. Therefore, the sorting solutions are always simple, robust and made of high quality materials and components. This combination creates a system that optimises the work process and makes it more efficient, saves valuable floor space and improves and increases productivity.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Headquarters in 's-Graveland
  • Globally active, branches in the Netherlands, Spain and North America
  • 180 employees
  • Average age 45 years
  • Hybrid working in office positions
  • Safety workwear is mandatory in the warehouse and is provided by EuroSort


Sjoerd van Schie - Mechanical Installation Coordinator

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I already worked freelance for this company as an installation supervisor and was asked to do the coordination. It is a young dynamic company that is active worldwide: as a mechanic this gave me the opportunity to travel while working. In this way I gained some nice experiences and now I supervise the installations.

What was your previous job?
Freelance mechanic/assembly supervisor, elevator mechanic and animal caretaker.

What do you do in your spare time?

Wiebe de Jong - Manager TECH

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started as an intern (Engineer) when the company only had a few employees (almost nineteen years ago). The type of company has always given me opportunities to develop and grow in the organization. It has never been boring as the company and product continues to evolve. The company is always open to new ideas.

What did you study?
Mechanical engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hockey, Formula 1, enjoy drinks on a terrace and play sports.

Andre Meulman - PLC Software Engineer, Control department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
With a predilection for technology, I have always been looking for a working environment in which I have to deal with multiple techniques. At EuroSort, various systems come together in the control of the sorting installations. From controlling various sensors, actuators, motors and servo drives, to communication between different systems, such as servers, HMI and cameras.

What was your previous job?
PLC Software Engineer IA.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing water sports or hiking.

Marco Vonk - Purchaser

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started in 2011 as an Engineer at EuroSort. In addition, I did project-related purchases. Due to the dynamic growth of EuroSort, I have gradually started to concentrate and professionalize myself more in the field of purchasing. Partly because the organization feels great, from which we get satisfaction together, this is a huge stimulus to develop myself further and to keep the enthusiasm high. This is an advantage of EuroSort for me!

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