Senior Project Manager Innovations (Food)

The Project Manager for Aviko's H1 and H2 innovation projects will play a pivotal role in driving the company's growth and ensuring the successful implementation of groundbreaking innovation initiatives.

Where are you going to work?

At Aviko we are looking for a seasoned Project Manager with a background in overseeing cross-functional innovation projects within the food industry. You have a keen interest in driving high-impact projects and understanding of Aviko's operations. We need someone who demonstrates exceptional leadership, communication, and strategic thinking skills. Furthermore, you have a proven track record of successfully managing projects from conception to completion.

The Project Manager for Aviko's H1 and H2 innovation projects will play a pivotal role in driving the company's growth and ensuring the successful implementation of groundbreaking innovation initiatives. You will be working from our location in Steenderen, Holland.

What will you do?

  • As a Project Manager you will manage projects for both Innovations and R&D
  • You contribute to accelerating project execution (through internal innovation processes, effective risk management, coordination of diverse teams, strategic planning, effective stakeholder management etc)
  • You will be leading cross-functional teams, developing project plans and manage project resources and timings efficiently
  • You will collaborate closely with stakeholders (Product Management, Product and process developers, Innovation Board, Corporate R&D, Operations, S&OP) to align project goals with business objectives, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to quality standards
  • Additionally, you will be responsible for risk management, budget control, and fostering a culture of innovation within the project teams.

What do you bring?

  • Experience in managing complex innovation projects, from initiation to delivery, with a focus on both short-term (H1) and long-term (H2) goals
  • Experience in a Food Production Environment
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in project management with a proven track record
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse teams, ensuring seamless communication and coordination across various departments
  • Inspire and lead teams to embrace a culture of innovation, fostering creativity and a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to convey project updates, expectations, and results clearly to stakeholders at all levels
  • A commitment to delivering measurable and impactful results, with a focus on achieving key performance indicators and project milestones. You are a truly self-starter!

What can we offer you?

  • An open, people-oriented culture where you can be yourself and differences are appreciated
  • Every opportunity for professional and personal development within this playing field. Encouraged by your colleagues and made possible by the many training and course modules available within the Aviko Academy.
  • A multifaceted company with many (horizontal and vertical) career opportunities
  • A varied and dynamic job, intensive collaboration with skilled professionals in an international context: learn a lot, experience a lot, laugh a lot
  • A proud employer with an excellent overall package of employment conditions.

Questions about this vacancy?

Please contact:

Laura Zwiers

Corporate recruiter
+31628314516Send a whatsapp message

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About Aviko

Aviko is the world’s largest European producer of fresh, frozen and dried potato products and one of the top four global market leaders for potato products. Since 2002 we are part of Royal Cosun. We’re proud of these achievements! Everyone at our 13 production locations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland and China we passionately serve 2.5 billion tables per year. Our goal is to bring people, cultures and tastes together worldwide. Our drive is the great potential of our products and the impact this has on quality, service, innovation and sustainability within our chain: from farm to fork.

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