Industrial Engineer

Great career opportunity for an Industrial or Manufacturing Engineer with NPI experience! Are you looking for an international oriented job where you are challenged to create a full-scale lean manufacturing operation? Then you should apply for this job!


Your challenge as Industrial Engineer:

You are responsible for designing, implementing a full-scale lean manufacturing operation, a unique opportunity to build world class manufacturing for new products in which the rules have yet to be fully defined. Therefore you are building and maintaining relationships with your counterparts at the (local) innovation centers in Netherlands and Canada. And you liaise and engage with counterparts at the supply center in Germany as well. You drive global NPI and process changes involved in a strong project team across geographies.

With your strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and NPI experience you build and inspire successful a global manufacturing processes and organization. Effective and efficient manufacturing methods and processes are crucial in your operation. With your experience, you implement and ensure outstanding product quality, short assembly lead times and short time to market. The introduction of effective production concepts processes and methods result in a cost effective and accelerated production at our supply centers.

To ensure successful industrialization, operations and excellent performance with outstanding quality and short assembly lead time, you engage with key stakeholders at product development in Netherlands and in Canada during product design phase. You identify project risks in time and define risk reduction and mitigation plans for the product and for the manufacturing processes.
You provide guidance and support to your Industrial Engineering colleagues as well as other teams together building a successful international Manufacturing organization by preparing and aligning plans and deliverables. You act as a Project coach for the Industrial Engineers in the multi-disciplinary Project team. Focusing on the team interpersonal development draws the team together, ensuring it grows further as a high performing, winning team. 

Wij bieden

To maintain effective operations as well as enhancing actual performance you are continuously identifying opportunities for improvement. You analyze data, workflow, KPI reports and forecasts and translate these into appealing plans challenging your stakeholders (e.g. Quality Assurance, Procurement, Supply Chain) to improve the way we work every day.
This position is based in Venlo, the Netherlands, and you report to the Manager Manufacturing Machines.

Wij vragen

  • Academic level of working and thinking, educational background in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering. Master degree is preferred;
  • About 3 - 5 years & industrial engineering experience in a manufacturing/assembly environment with high-tech product or capital goods and complex production processes;
  • Experience with and in-depth knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and advanced improvement methodologies is a must;
  • Ability to outperform on quality, timeline and realization of improvements and innovations. Developing clear strategies and processes long-term thinker;
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and presentation skills, keen eye for processes and presentation. And outstanding interpersonal and influencing skills necessary to gain acceptance and achieve delivery over different sites;
  • Capable in defining and/or programming KPIs for visual monitoring of manufacturing processes, IT know how beyond MS Office is desired;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and dutch. Profound knowledge of German is is highly advantageous;
  • Willing to travel, 10/15% on a yearly base mainly to Germany;

We will only take applications in consideration with proven knowledge of the Dutch language!

We offer:
HQT is a specialized partner for companies and candidates in the sectors Industry, Logistics, Energy and IT. With more than 25 years’ experience, our clients as well as candidates view us as a specialized partner. We offer:
- Finding you an appropriate (long-term) project or job with care and attention;  
- Guidance during your assignment;
- Job coaching by shaping your career;
- Pleasant and casual contact, in which there’s always time for a cup of coffee;
- Good working conditions, fitting to your education and experience;

Interested in this vacancy or would you like to meet with HQT to see what we can do for you? Apply by sending your CV and motivation to or contact our recruiter Maaike Verpoort by calling 0644524831.