Vacancy project manager


8:45 A.M: You receive a phone call: technical adjustments to be made on a loading solution which our client, a major international storage company recently acquired.

You immediately take ownership. You plan a meeting with Engineering. How can the necessary changes be realized? You walk over to the dedicated sales engineer and discuss negotiating additional costs. In the meantime, you keep the customer informed. Your line of communication with manufacturing and purchasing is short, because you want to ensure that the delivery deadline is met.

What will your job as a Project Manager for Kanon entail?

1. From A-Z: you make sure all projects within your scope run smoothly, according to the technical and budgetary planning and specification. You are dealing with elaborate, multi-faceted projects in a dynamic technical environment. This requires you to keep in constant communication with clients, contractors as well as in-company stake-holders.

2. Using your great organizational skills, you continuously monitor planning. Making necessary adjustments while keeping a result-driven, birds eye view. You are passionate about contributing to the top-level quality that our clients have come to expect.

3. The scope of work is dynamic, no project is the same. This diversity makes the job challenging yet exciting. You initiate timely project meetings. Communicating pro-actively to help clarify technical drawings and other information related to the project is also a daily routine.

How do your skills match what we are looking for in a project manager?

– You use your great organizational abilities effectively. You are keenly aware of the fact that an excellent customer experience is key in creating long-term partnerships.

– Are you able to keep your cool in any situation? We are looking for a decisive and persuasive communicator who knows how to rise to the challenge.

– You know how to evaluate and act on INCOTERMS because you have worked in an international business environment, dealing with logistics.
It also checks one of our boxes if you are experienced in utilizing logistics systems in a project-based work environment.

– Your inventiveness and analytical thinking is greatly appreciated in situations such as where additional prices and performances must be negotiated with suppliers and customers. You have a talent to keep project finances in check by monitoring budgets, and negotiating payment terms is part of your work experience.

– You are HBO (Bachelor) level educated, preferably specializing in WTB (Mechanical Engineering). But we also accept candidates with a specialization in automotive, supplemented by relevant work experience.

– We consider it a plus if you have knowledge of the legalities and health and safety regulations regarding working with hazardous substances.

– If you are reading this and it makes sense, you must be skilful in English.

– Is the below part of your current work vocabulary? Interesting!

  • Hydraulics
  • PLC control technology
  • Piping

– You live in a 50 km radius from Zeewolde or you are willing to re-locate

Why Kanon?

– Does a no-nonsense work environment suit you? Kanon is a family-owned business. We want to be the best not the biggest. Reliability, quality, transparency and building long -term relationships are important values engrained in our organization.

– Kanon encourages personal development. We are rooting for anyone who grabs the opportunity and runs with it. We practice open communication and don’t think in hierarchy. If there’s a challenge, we’ll meet it together.

– It is not all work and no play: You can munch on healthy office fruit, work-out in the office gym, play a mean game of pool, have Friday drinks at the office bar or join office parties and events for some notorious fun.

– We offer a more than adequate renumeration, that increases with gained experience and knowledge.

– As for days off: you are awarded 25 + 3 days of leave, and the possibility to ‘buy’ extra leave days.

– A sound retirement plan is standard

– No problem going to and from the office: we offer a travel allowance at 0,29 cent per kilometer.

What we do

Kanon develops high-quality, safe and easy-to use loading equipment for the marine, road and rail transfer of any type of liquid. We supply tailor made loading solutions to customers worldwide in all areas of the processing industry, including chemical, petrochemical, storage terminals, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Our loading equipment is usually implemented in large scale industrial infrastructure projects. Want to know more? Get in touch with Ysabel.

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