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International Technical Project Manager | Ede | The Netherlands

Royal De Heus is going through rapid expansion worldwide. Part of the growth strategy is realized by acquisitions, and a second part is realized by greenfield CAPEX projects in many parts of the world. Examples of recent projects are feedmills in Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Ghana, Slovakia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Brazil and the Netherlands. Due to our growth we are looking for an International Technical Project Manager to join our Global Technology & Investments team.

What will your responsibilities be?

As International Technical Project Manager you will be responsible for planning and directing the development, execution and completion of CAPEX projects, as well as supporting operations and process technology of assigned production locations outside of the Netherlands. You partner with the Production Manager and Business Unit Director of the applicable country, and will work closely with Global Nutritionists and Specialists. You will be part of the Global Technology & Investments team and report directly to the Manager Global Technology & Investments. 

It is your responsibility to closely partner with the Business Unit to ensure that their plants produce the desired business benefits and value, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. You monitor technical performance and ensure Continuous Improvement within operations, in close collaboration with Nutritionists and Quality assurance.

What do we expect from you?

You must have demonstrated experience managing significant projects in an international, technical context. Affinity with the agriculture business and/or feed sector is beneficial. Alternatively, this position could suit someone who has extensive experience as production manager or feed-mill plant manager. 
You hold a relevant bachelors or masters degree, preferably Technical- or Mechanical Engineering or Food Technology accompanied with completed financial/economical courses. 

This role needs a leader who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization globally. The project manager role is an empowered leader who must drive results, proactively identify and resolve problems. 

Essential to be successful in this role is demonstrated knowledge of project management methodology, PM tools and processes, within a production- or project environment, preferably within the feed mill industry. Essential to be successful in this role are well-developed analytical skills, combined with good interpersonal and communication skills – you communicate with ease at different levels of the organization.

Further, you recognize yourself in the following characteristics; problem-solver, pro-active, pragmatic, independent and a self-propelling personality. You have excellent Dutch and English verbal and written communication skills. 

What do we offer?

Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to truly make an impact and contribute to realizing our strategy.

Our employees are the energy that drive the progress of our fast-growing, highly ambitious organization. We invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunity to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.

We offer you a full-time contract with flexible hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is ample room for entrepreneurship. room for self-initiative. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.


Royal De Heus has appointed Duke & Jacobs for the search & selection and communication with candidates. If you have questions about the organization Royal De Heus, the position or the procedure please contact Duke & Jacobs: 

Robert F. Jacobs (partner at Duke & Jacobs)
Tel  +31 (0)6 4835 0789  / mail  robert@dukejacobs.nl

Paul van Campen (partner at Duke & Jacobs)
Tel  +31 (0)6 5344 5639 / mail  paul@dukejacobs.nl

Please apply with your resume & cover letter.

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