Project Manager

For our Corporate Centre FrieslandCampina in Amersfoort we are looking for an independent and enthusiastic project manager within the department Cooperative Affairs (CA). Cooperative Affairs is as corporate department the linking pin between the FrieslandCampina company and the cooperative and our member farmers. The project manager will be part of the PMO-CI team. As Project Management Office we focus on project and portfolio management within Cooperative Affairs. As project manager you are an expert and ambassador of the Project and Portfolio Method (PPM) of FrieslandCampina and responsible for the project execution within Cooperative Affairs, reporting to the PPM Manager Cooperative Affairs.

Project Manager

What we ask

  • Be able to run complex projects independently, taking care of multiple stakeholders, strong leadership qualities and experience;
  • Good interpersonal skills. These skills include providing direction, communicating, assisting with problem solving, and dealing effectively with people in general. Collaborative style and approach, team building experience and expertise;
  • At least 8 years of experience as a project manager;
  • Adoption of FrieslandCampina project management way-of-working, including the use of proper stage gating, documentation & reporting tools. Affinity with project management methods and software tools, like Principal Toolbox;
  • Experience and ability to work in a hybrid project management approach, switch between waterfall and agile project approach;
  • Industry certification in Project Management (Prince2, IPMA or comparable level);
  • Academic level of thinking;
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills and structured way-of-working. Ability to quickly identify project dependencies and manage to mitigate;
  • Wide range of interest related to topics important for cooperative affairs, like dairy farming, sustainability, cooperative dialogue, milk quality, ICT, finance;
  • An enthusiastic and positive attitude.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

What we offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in an inspirational environment, never a dull moment at CA. The possibility to lead challenging projects in the heart of FrieslandCampina, Cooperative Affairs, the linking pin between the company and the cooperative. Next to this:

  • A unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence.
  • Autonomy and trust to lead your projects successfully with impact for FrieslandCampina and dairy farming.
  • A workplace where you can really make a difference and have impact by realizing real changes.
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners.
  • Workweek of 32-38 hours, competitive pension scheme, holiday allowance of 8%, end year allowance 3%, annual bonus scheme, flexible working hours and the ability to work from home.
  • Various training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey.

Vacancy description

As project manager at Cooperative Affairs you are:

  • excellent in project management. Define, prepare, lead and execute projects independently within Cooperative Affairs, with other involved FrieslandCampina departments according the FrieslandCampina standards, the PPM method and guidelines, in order to deliver project results according to objective, in full, on time and within budget;
  • running projects with different characteristics, like for example sustainability, milk quality, ICT, finance, cooperative driven topics, all related to the primary processes of Cooperative Affairs.
  • a problem solver;
  • focusing on stakeholder management within the business, the cooperative and sometimes outside FrieslandCampina;
  • participating in and supporting the project portfolio process within Cooperative Affairs to realize our CA Big Rocks;
  • an ambassador of project management within CA and contributing in PPM capability development; i.e. support colleague project managers within Cooperative Affairs, ensure the good quality of project management by implementing the FrieslandCampina way of working on project management, actively participate in the Community of Practice of Project Managers, Project Start-Ups and evaluations, PPM training, promotion of best practices.

As project manager at Cooperative Affairs you are part of the PMO-CI team, a group of project managers and continuous improvement officers, focusing on realizing projects and process improvements within CA. As PMO-CI team we are part of Cooperative Affairs (CA). CA guarantees the continuity of the cooperative by collecting the milk at the requested quality, paying a leading milk price and directing sustainability efforts on the farm. It supports and facilitates the cooperative and more than 10.000 member farm companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Cooperative Affairs is in that sense the linking pin between the member farmers, the company FrieslandCampina and the market. With a team of approximately 140 colleagues, we give substance to this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Our cooperative members and suppliers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany share a passion: producing the highest quality milk from which FrieslandCampina employees make high-quality products that find their way to consumers and customers all over the world. The cooperative that unites the members has a 150-year history and is alive and kicking by constantly adapting to the requirements of the times.

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JOB-ID: 49522 | Project Manager, Netherlands
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