Global Manufacturing Integration Project Manager

Operations & Manufacturing Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

Are you ready for a next step in your career? This might be the opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking for an experienced project manager who can deliver on high complexity projects and for the duration of projects manage an assigned team of cross functional subject matter experts.

What is the purpose of this role? We are aiming to optimize the global asset footprint of our organization. In this role you will support the organization by analyzing, supporting and executing the global Manufacturing footprint and Manufacturing function. You will use your continuous improvement mindset, knowledge and experience to facilitate decision making and drive optimization. Next to these challenges, you will also lead complex change management projects to increase productivity and/or safeguard business continuity.

That’s not all:

  • It is a high impact and high visibility position. Your analytical skills and international stakeholder management experience will set you up for success
  • Your understanding of Manufacturing dynamics, such as cost awareness, manufacturing processes and the understanding of change impacting the supply chain, will give you the pro-activity that is needed in this role.
  • Your data analysis and data insights will be used to make project recommendations and enable decision making by the executive committee and senior management.
  • Your manager is our Global Engineering Director who is eager to help you grow and maximize your potential in this position.


If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

For the role of Global Manufacturing Integration Project Manager, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • You are someone who possesses strong leadership and influencing skills, has the ability to listen to interpret other’s needs & requirements and has a proven track record in leading multidisciplinary projects. You are an expert in Project & Initiative management.
  • Teamwork and empowering others is at the essence - lone wolves will not get as far.
  • You will be used to working in varied organizational contexts and bring sensitivity for key stakeholder needs.
  •  Intentional and have a can-do mindset and get energy from working together with other.
  • An ability to work and make fact based analyses (financially quantified) and decisions at pace is really important.
  • You have a obtained an University Degree (an Engineering degree would be a plus) and you have at least  5  years of relevant experience in Operations and/or Finance in an international role, ideally in FMCG environment.
  • Ability to travel around 20 % of your time as required for this role (when needed for meetings and visits to other sites) - when possible again due to Covid-19.

Additional Information

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 It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out . Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world. JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love