Vion is a leading Dutch-German meat processing company in transition. The company's strategy gives priority to four themes: food safety, animal welfare, transparency and traceability, and product integrity. The IT organization works together with colleagues from the business on challenging IT solutions that contribute to these strategic objectives.
As an IT project manager, you are responsible for IT solutions and services. This requires leading project teams consisting of IT and business colleagues.
Would you like to manage complex and international IT projects? Then Vion has the job for you.
As an experienced project manager, you know what your role involves. We will not dwell into details about that. Your added value comes from the experience you have gained, backed by a valuable certification in the field of project management, such as Prince2 Practitioner, IPMA-C, a PMP certification or similar.
Besides managing project we expect you to dedicate yourself to improving project management within Vion. For example by improving project governance or by coaching junior colleagues. Our environment is adopting professional project management methods more and more, and you are comfortable with guiding and coaching your business contacts in their journey.
The three most important characteristics of successful project managers at Vion: self-starter; assertive; business driven.
Vion is a dynamic environment, which means that we’re not as structured as we’d like to be, and not all relevant information is readily available. We are looking for people who aren't intimidated by this, but rather: are happy to find their way in spite of that. Assertiveness helps in this: you approach people in an open-minded way, even people you don't know or who don't know you yet; you stand up to your business owner, even if they have little affinity with IT. And finally, in everything you do for your projects, you keep the customer in mind. Delivering the IT products alone is not enough, you also ensure that the users can work with them, and you also deliver within the preconditions that you and your business owner have agreed upon. You are aware that for your stakeholders, the project end is just the beginning.
In order to be successful in this challenging position, you must have completed an HBO education or higher. Preferably in an industrial, business, technical or IT direction. You must have at least five years' work experience in a similar position. Certified Prince2 Practitioner, IPMA-C, PMP certification or similar.
You have experience in or affinity with working in an (agrifood) production company with multiple production locations, and the dynamics that this entails.
You will be working in an international and dynamic environment, so English and either German or Dutch are no problem for you. Your base is either The Netherlands or Germany, but depending on the project you may also occasionally work in Germany or The Netherlands, respectively.
Vion offers plenty of room to develop yourself. The informal atmosphere offers you the opportunity to take your own responsibility and show initiative. Compensation and benefits are competitive and in line with your knowledge and experience. At Vion, the challenges are there for the taking!
Vion is an international meat processing company with production locations in the Netherlands and Germany and sales support offices worldwide. Through our three divisions – Pork, Beef and Food Service – we provide fresh pork and beef, and by-products for retail, foodservice and the meat processing industry. We supply customers in our home markets of the Netherlands and Germany, other countries in Europe and the rest of the world.