Inspired to grow with your experience, learn and share with new colleagues?
Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste.
We are committed to protecting food, people and the planet and are on the lookout for passionate and consummate professionals to join our growing team to help us deliver on our ambitious 2030 Strategy. We look for colleagues who Care, Dare and Deliver.
Full of new ideas, you walk out of a meeting about the development of sustainable packaging, you immediately think about the project plan. You've missed this energy and challenge in recent years, and you're delighted to have found it again at Huhtamaki Fiber Technology. You have only been working here for six months, and already you are working on the most innovative projects. Projects that really matter and contribute to a sustainable future. Together with Engineering and Product Development you work on sustainable issues and you truly help the customer forward. You can use your energy and technical knowledge in your role as Project Manager. Do you have enough variety? You bet: no project is the same and you are constantly developing new innovations. You're all set for a sustainable future, as well as your future at Huhtamaki Fiber Technology.
Innovative and sustainable
We are Huhtamaki Fiber Technology, the international R&D centre and machine line developer of the major packaging company Huhtamaki. With passion, we develop machine lines that make it possible to produce sustainable packaging for, among others, the food industry. We have a modern test centre, a pilot plant and various other departments under one roof. And it's all about innovation, sustainable innovation! Not only because our customers and end users from the global retail market demand it every day, but also because we ourselves strive for a world with sustainable packaging materials. A good example is our Fresh project, in which we developed fully compostable packaging for ready-to-eat meals. And the best thing is: this packaging results in 82% less CO2 emissions and no plastic waste. Making a difference, that is what we are proud of!
Want to know more about the world of Huhtamaki? Then read our blog: Working at Huhtamaki.
What does your working day look like?
Wednesday morning, 9:00 AM. You've checked your e-mail and are walking towards your first meeting. You are going to talk about a new project: a customer has indicated that they also want to get rid of plastic packaging. You are going to turn their old trusty plastic coffee cup into a sustainable cup. Together with the Innovation Manager and some Engineers you discuss the issue: what is the cup going to look like, how are we going to make it, and on what scale should it be produced? After this brainstorming session, you walk back to your office full of energy and get straight to work on a project plan. Then you put together a project team and send everyone an invitation to the first meeting.
In the afternoon you have an appointment with a Design Engineer about the product development, he gives you an update on the project. The first prototypes look very good and you walk to your next appointment satisfied. At the end of the day, you schedule a meeting with the steering group to discuss the initial results - of which you are already proud. You check your schedule for tomorrow and read a last-minute e-mail from a customer who gives you a nice compliment. With a smile and a sense of pride, you close your laptop and head home. Tomorrow is another day with great appointments.
Maybe you're glowing too, because you're imagining that you've accomplished this great project. That's good, because it gets even more interesting for you below.
What else comes up in your position?
As a Project Manager, you are one of the most important links in our company. You supervise projects throughout our organisation. Each project is different and presents a new challenge, but this is what gives you energy. You work on the latest innovations every day and sometimes make the impossible possible. You listen to your customer and help them come up with innovative solutions. You maintain an overview of the project and you are the contact person for various external parties. With your analytical mind, you initiate and implement improvements where possible.
What are you aiming for?
With you, the customer always comes first. You like to contribute ideas during projects and you feel responsible for guiding them to a good result. Together with your colleagues, you work on the most beautiful innovations, which gives you a lot of energy. You go the extra mile to exceed your customer's expectations, because you know only too well that a satisfied customer comes back.
What we ask of you
You have completed technical education at a higher vocational level;
You have several years of work experience in a similar position within a technical environment, preferably mechanical engineering;
You are fluent in verbal and written Dutch and English;
You like challenges, are enterprising and enjoy diving into the organisation to pick up knowledge.
Do you have the following competencies?
You are assertive and result oriented. You come up with new ideas and work hard for them, you persevere until the optimal result is achieved;
You respond quickly to our various clients and the internal organisation, communicating easily and naturally. This way you know how to get people on board;
You keep an optimal overview of the various projects, know how to set the right priorities and act accordingly; you take your responsibility;
You think in terms of solutions, sometimes simple, sometimes innovative. The most important thing is that you put the customer's wishes first.
What do we offer you?
As Project Manager you will be employed by us directly, we like to bind good people;
A competitive salary depending on your work experience;
The space and freedom to continue to develop yourself in an organisation that continues to innovate. At Huhtamaki Fiber Technology, we never stand still;
A challenging and independent position with a lot of responsibility, within an organisation with a great future and impact on a better environment;
Collegial and energetic colleagues who enjoy working with you to make the world a little more sustainable.
Why should you seize this opportunity? Because:
You want to work for an innovative company. A company that leads the way in solving the plastic problem and believes and invests in a world with sustainable packaging materials;
Huhtamaki Fiber Technology is part of the Huhtamaki Group, one of the world's leading players in the packaging industry. Because we are at the forefront of innovation, we have a big impact;
You want to contribute to the goal of making Huhtamaki Fiber Technology's sustainable innovations and products the leading force in the Huhtamaki Group;
You give your own interpretation to this position. You do it your way. Results are paramount;
The position of Project Manager at Huhtamaki Fiber Technology will make your career shine and you will learn new things every day. You can proudly say that you are working towards a brighter future.
Are you eager to get started? This is how you qualify!
Are you the ideal candidate? Let it all sink in first, but don't wait too long to respond. Otherwise, the position may be gone already. For questions about the position and/or the procedure, please contact Sandra Monsma (Consultant at Huhtamaki Fiber Technology) at +31 (0)6-15575135.
For all our vacancies we work closely and exclusively with Effectus-HR. Because of their expertise, we are convinced that we will find a more than suitable candidate for this vacancy. Unsolicited candidate proposals are therefore not appreciated.
Huhtamaki Fiber Technology does not accept unsolicited assistance from agencies. Resumes submitted by agencies without a search by the HR Department are considered property of Huhtamaki Fiber Technology. No compensation will be paid if the candidate is hired by Huhtamaki Fiber Technology as a result of this referral or by other means.