Project Manager Continuous Improvement

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Project Manager Continuous Improvement

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • Completed higher professional education (technical) business administration or similar
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in optimising processes
  • Relevant work experience with several of the following subjects: Continuous Improvement, Finance, Supply Chain, CAD, PDM, ERP, CTO and Smart Industry
  • Good command of Dutch and English language
  • Communicative and analytical skills
  • Convincing and independent
  • In possession of own transportation

What will you get?

  • €4.500 - €5.500 gross p/m
  • Bonus scheme
  • 40-hour working week
  • 30 holiday days
  • Opportunities for personal development with professional training courses
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly company lunch

What will you do?

  • 30% Collecting information
  • 30% Developing projects
  • 20% Internal consultations
  • 10% External consultations
  • 10% Preparing consultations

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

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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 Project Manager Continuous Improvement at EuroSort, you are responsible for the execution and monitoring of internal improvement projects. These improvement projects are, for example, about the implementation or expansion of a new internal programme or a new internal application. These projects can also be about process improvements or can take the form of a research project. The projects often transcend departments, which means that you have contact with many different parties inside and outside the organisation.

You supervise these projects in different phases, during which you continuously monitor the progress, budget and quality. New projects are first discussed with the management or the board of directors, who must approve the implementation. If a project is defined and approved, you start with the design phase. You analyse the current processes or working methods and make proposals to redesign or improve programmes or processes. In doing so, you frequently consult with colleagues involved and are in contact with external suppliers of programmes or applications.

After approval of your proposals, you ensure that the project is realised within the organisation. You ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the changes and have the right knowledge to work with. In all project phases, you ensure correct and timely reporting to the parties involved.

You are part of the Internal Projects team, together with another Project Manager and a Process Administrator. The team is led by the Programme Manager.

If you like to improve processes and systems, do research and also find it challenging to balance different interests within the organisation, then this is the job for you.

Working week

Project Manager Continuous Improvement

On an enjoyable working day, I deliver part of a project and it is well received. I also have a productive meeting with users from which I get a lot of valuable information for a new project.

On a less enjoyable working day, I have many consultation meetings, but few concrete actions or plans come out of these. This prevents me from making any direct progress on a project.

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    • Lunch
    • Updating mail
    • Working out a project
    • Consultation with users internal system
    • Gathering information
    • Writing a manual
    • Consultation with external supplier
    • Updating mail
    • Creating project schedule
    • Working out a project
    • Lunch
    • Consultation with Management
    • Preparing meeting
    • Working out a project

Firsthand experience

You are starting a project to link two internal systems. How do you proceed?

This concerns a PDM system in which documents are stored and the ERP system in which articles are managed. Both programs are already in use within the organisation, but by purchasing new functionalities they can be linked together. In the initial phase of a project, you make a clearly defined plan. What exactly must the end product comply with? Then you map out what information you need for this and from whom you can obtain it. You also consider the interests of the end users: how would they like to work with these systems and how can you include them in the project? Once you have collected all the relevant information, you translate it into a concrete proposal. For this, you also consult a lot with the external suppliers of the two systems. After the stakeholders’ approval, the implementation starts. The technical changes are made and you make sure that this is tested thoroughly first. Once everything is in order, you ensure that all users are informed and have all the information they need to work with the new link.


EuroSort considers personal development very important. That's why there are many opportunities to attend education, training and courses. EuroSort is currently developing a training policy to make this more concrete.

Project Manager Continuous Improvement
Program Manager Internal Projects

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


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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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