Project Manager


Will you become the new Project Manager at TRIDEC? In this role as the right hand of the MT, you will lead important projects within different departments, both for the office in The Netherlands and for the production location in Portugal. Are you enthusiastic about Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence, do you have affinity with technology and would you like to hold a management position in the future? Then this position is made for you!

TRIDEC as your new employer

TRIDEC (Transport Industry Development Centre) is part of JOST World, a world leader in the production of systems, modules and components for commercial vehicles. The four JOST brands (JOST, ROCKINGER, TRIDEC and Alö/Quicke) are highly valued in the industry for the high quality of products and continuous innovation they deliver. JOST sells its products all over the world and also has production facilities in thirteen different countries across five continents. This means that JOST has direct contact with all the major truck and trailer manufacturers. JOST currently has more than 2,900 employees worldwide. As a global player, JOST can guarantee product availability without neglecting local needs.

TRIDEC is an innovative company that specializes in developing and manufacturing products that increase the efficiency and ease of maintenance of trailers. With solid and innovative solutions, TRIDEC is the global leader in steering systems.

TRIDEC is located in two locations:

  • In the Netherlands (in Son) is TRIDEC's headquarters. This is where product development, sales and service take place.
  • In Portugal (in Murtede-Cantanhede) is the production site.

TRIDEC has 190 employees of which 140 are based in Portugal and 50 in the Netherlands. TRIDEC's 'core business' is the development and production of mechanical and hydraulic steering systems and axle suspensions for all types of trailers. These systems are used in trailers ranging from distribution to heavy transport. TRIDEC uses top quality materials and has a strict quality policy. In addition, TRIDEC is establishing a Mechatronic branch. TRIDEC is the only independent manufacturer with a full program of these systems in Europe and supplies trailer builders all over the world. Since its founding in 1990, the company has continuously grown economically.

As Project Manager you will work for the TRIDEC site in Son as well as for the production site located between Porto and Coimbra in Portugal. You report directly to the Managing Director based in Son. Next to that you play an important role in supporting the Management Team. You draw up reports, play a role as PMO officer in R&D projects and initiate projects yourself where necessary.

Your position as Project Manager at Tridec

You, as Project Manager will work directly under the Management Team of TRIDEC. This Management Team is responsible for all the strategic and operational decisions that impact the organization on all levels and within all departments. TRIDEC is project driven, both within R&D and within the other departments. In this role, in consultation with the MT, you will initiate and execute projects that contribute to the development of the organization on a strategic level. The projects are broad in nature and focused on the long term, to further grow TRIDEC. Examples include, but are not limited to, projects related to Operational Excellence, improving the Supply Chain, increasing quality and making the organization more profitable. In addition, within certain projects you play the role of Project Management Officer, supporting the Technical Project Manager. In addition to your direct reporting line to the MD of Tridec, you have a functional reporting line to the Head of Strategy at the JOST group. This gives an extra charge to the role and provides potential for the future in terms of your advancement opportunities within a large multinational organization.

Certain characteristics of the role include:

  • Nature of work:
    Able to work in a team context as well as automously. Ad hoc decisions may change the direction of a project. You, as the Project Manager will take the lead and dive deep into the matter in order to make the best decision possible.
  • Budget:
    Ownership and management of the budget during a project, as well as researching opportunities for future savings.
  • Stakeholder management:
    As a Project Manager, you communicate flexibly with multiple stakeholders, distributed across different categories and functions.
  • Project management:
    Capable with various project management techniques (frameworks), such as Agile and Waterfall, enabling you to make a project a success and take the organization to the next level.
  • Innovation:
    You are always busy with possible innovations that can take TRIDEC further. Within the organization you are given the freedom to discuss this with management and, if positive, to devote a concrete project to it. Besides this, you ensure that various disciplines within TRIDEC adapt to the changes.

Your profile

We are looking for a high potential at TRIDEC who wants to grow together with the organization. You are proactive, curious by nature, can quickly interact with multiple layers within the organization and feel responsible for the quality of your work and related processes.

  • You have completed a Bachelor or Master degree.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in Project Management.
  • You are fluid in in English. Dutch is a nice to have.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary, strategic projects is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Agile, Prince2, Waterfall or other Project Management frameworks.
  • Open to travel for about 10% of your time to Portgual or Germany

The application process

If you are interested in hearing more about the position of Project Manager at TRIDEC in Son, please follow the following application process:

After we receive your resume, an interview at Habilis will follow. During this interview, Bob or Thomas will tell you about TRIDEC and the challenge ahead. You will get information about the culture, where the organization is and where they want to go. In addition, the position will be discussed in detail and you will have the opportunity to present yourself and ask anything you want to know.

If after this interview you are positive and so are we, you will be introduced to TRIDEC where you will initially meet the Finance Manager.

Are you the Project Manager for TRIDEC? Then respond immediately!

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