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Senior Project Manager

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Date: 09-Jun-2021

Location: Heerenveen, NL

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we touch millions of people’s lives every day, ensuring better nutrition and healthier lifestyles through safe packaging and food processing solutions. Guided by our global brand promise, PROTECTS WHAT´S GOOD, we strive to make a difference by protecting food, people and our futures. To do this we need more than smart technology. We need smart people too. People like you, who wants to work with people like us.

Business Unit Cheese and Powder Systems develops, engineers and commissions cheese and powder production equipment for the food industry. With over 800 employees in 8 countries we develop, deliver and facilitate a world leading portfolio of process solutions in close cooperation with the Tetra Pak Market Companies.

For strengthening our Project Management Team in Heerenveen we are looking for a professional and experienced colleague to fulfil the role of:


Senior Project Manager


As Project Manager you are responsible for successful delivery of complete 5-25 MEUR capital equipment projects for cheese and powder production with high financial\technical risks and potentially significant change implications for one or more business areas. Projects are executed with involvement of multiple external and internal organisations.  This includes leading the project team and customer through the process of engineering, manufacturing, delivery, installation, commissioning and performance tests. You will manage international distributed project teams up to 20 people.


This role cwill be based in Heerenveen, the Netherlands. To fulfil the role, you need to travel locally and abroad on a regular basis (25%). 

What you will do


  • Building rapport with stakeholders
  • Manage customer relation and contracting
  • Planning of resources and activities, delivery times, budgets and scope of supply during the decision phase of a sales process
  • Set up of the project file for new incoming orders (including project planning, detailed budgets, resources, quality plan, etc.)
  • Initiate and deliver on detailed planning of resources and activities (contracts, engineering, purchase, site work, etc.)
  • Arrange the optimal resource planning and motivate the project team members
  • Execute project administration (budgeting, contract variations, invoicing, etc.);
  • In consultation with the technical specialists ensure quality and full compliance with project specifications
  • Manage Suppliers
  • Coordination of the on-site activities during installation, commissioning and performance validation
  • Finalize projects by fulfilling contract demands and through evaluation of all activities in the projects (finance, documentation, improvement reports, etc.)
  • Reporting the project status to the governance body and Project Board

Who you are


We believe you have:

  • 5-10 years of practical experience in project management in complex, international capital equipment projects
  • BSc or equivalent degree in engineering
  • Structured, over viewing, prioritising, and motivating managerial skills
  • Focus on ‘driving for results’
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in managing difficult stakeholders
  • Experience in the dairy \ food industry is an advantage
  • Experience in spray drying technology is an advantage
  • PMI PMP Project management qualification is an advantage
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good command of German is an advantage
  • Proficient using of MS Office and MS Project
  • Experience with SAP is an advantage
  • Driving licence

What we offer


  • Variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • Culture that pioneers spirit of innovation where our engineering genius drives visible result
  • Equal opportunity employment experience that values difference and diversity
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements

Apply now!

If you are inspired to share our responsibility of protecting food to protecting the planet, please submit your resume in English through our careers page on www.tetrapak.com 

This posting will expire on the 6th of July 2021.

Tetra Pak is committed to protecting its employees, customers and you, our candidates. We are working towards completing all or most of the steps in the recruitment process for this position by virtual means and further information will be provided as part of the recruitment process.