Project Manager

As a Project Manager at Ranpak, you will be responsible for managing projects at international clients in various industries. You are a people-manager and capable of motivating large, multidisciplinary teams. You are commercially strong and thrive being in contact with clients. Does this challenge appeal to you? Then you should join the team at Ranpak as a Project Manager!

Ranpak as your new employer

Ranpak was founded in 1972 to create the first eco-friendly system that protect products during transportation. Today, Ranpak is one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper-based packaging material and systems. The company has more than 700 employees worldwide, and its activities stretch to all four corners of the world. The EMEA headcount is about 500 employees. It has earned its reputation as innovative leader in the packaging industry thanks to the continuing development of its material, systems and concepts for comprehensive packaging solutions.

The company, whose mission is ‘Deliver a Better World’, supplies innovative solutions for the protection of products in a way that produces advantages for companies, customers and the environment. The bedrock of Ranpak is a revolutionary business model that has sustainability, innovation and service as its core values. It is driven forward by a leadership team of packaging experts and a strong network of distributor relationships and is continually hunting for opportunities to expand its product range and geographical footprint.

Ranpak also creates solutions designed around automated packaging solutions in customers’ warehouses. These solutions increase productivity, require lower staffing and reduce logistic costs, improve sustainability, and enhance the customer experience.

Responsibility for the environment is at the very heart of Ranpak. All its packaging materials are entirely made of natural materials, which helps fulfil its overriding ambition to bring supply chains in balance with the environment.

Finding the right packaging to develop protective in-the-box solutions that are carefully tailored to specific products and sectors has required a process of collaboration. Over the last few years, Ranpak has been transitioning from a traditional packaging company to a provider of total solutions.

Demand for sustainable packaging products is higher than ever. As a result, Ranpak needs more professionals and a bigger premises. The company currently has several locations in Eygelshoven and in Czech Republic. Since the beginning of 2023 we have moved into a new sustainable European headquarters in Eygelshoven. The new location has space for production, logistics, offices and a large experience centre. Ranpak's global headquarters is in Ohio (USA).

Working at Ranpak means being part of a dedicated team of employees who are always prepared to help each other out. Ranpak is a warm and sociable company that greatly values innovation. It fosters an open, honest and no-nonsense culture and a pleasant working environment. It is also growing and changing fast.

Your role as Project Manager

As a project manager, you will be responsible for delivering packaging systems to our customers. You do this in accordance with planning, budget and resources while maintaining quality. In this role, you manage a multidisciplinary project team and you are the discussion partner for the customer and suppliers.

Being a project manager at Ranpak means being responsible for up to eight projects simultaneously. A project duration may differ between 35 weeks up to a year and a half (from Order to Go Live). There are several stakeholders involved in the process, such as clients, Engineering, Logistics, Production Order, Purchasing, Service and Aftersales.

The tasks within your role include but are not limited to:

  • Managing and detailing project specifications in cooperation with customers/suppliers;
  • Project monitoring of multiple projects including project review & reporting;
  • Inspiring and motivating your project teams and bring out the best in them, in addition to managing cross-functional project teams;
  • Reporting per project to the steering committee and operationally to the Department Manager;
  • Continuously monitor and manage the deployment of appropriate technical, functional and software solutions;
  • Maintaining contact with customers and suppliers in a professional manner and creating a relationship for the longer term, think stakeholder management.

Your profile

As a Project Manager, you have an affinity with technology, logistics and automation processes and enjoy working in a dynamic environment. You are proficient in communication. Furthermore, you have strong analytical skills and can quickly decipher problems. You do not mind travelling both domestically and abroad around 10 to 15% of your working time. Moreover, you recognize yourself in the following qualifications:

  • A completed bachelor’s or master’s degree in the direction of Mechanical Engineering or Logistics Management / Business Administration or other related fields;
  • At least three years of experience as Project Manager;
  • Fluent in English both verbal and written. Dutch or German language is a plus;
  • Excellent command of MS Office;
  • ERP experience (SAP) is a plus;
  • Willingness to travel (10 to 15%).

What does Ranpak have to offer?

Ranpak is offering an exciting and multifaceted position that is crucial to its growth and professionalisation. You have the opportunity to work on plenty of interesting and challenging projects on an international scale.

Ranpak is also offering a pleasant and stimulating work environment, with the freedom to develop your own initiatives and personal skills. Furthermore, since April 2023 Ranpak has moved into a new and sustainable European headquarters.

Finally, Ranpak is offering a competitive salary and excellent secondary benefits

  • 30 holidays;
  • A maximum of 11% bonus based on company results;
  • A company fitness subscription;
  • A work-from-home policy.

The application procedure

Are you interested to hear more about the position of Project Manager at Ranpak in Eygelshoven? The procedure will be as follows:

After we receive your resume, an interview will follow at Habilis. During this interview Bob will tell you about Ranpak and the challenge that lies ahead. You will get information about the culture, where the organization stands and where they want to go. You will also be given the opportunity to present yourself and ask any questions you might have.

If we both believe that there is a potential match, Bob will introduce your profile to Marc Croonenberg, Senior HR Manager EMEA at Ranpak.

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

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