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Vacancy, reference code NLS00057

Project Director (M/F)
Every high-technology product from Yokogawa has to fulfill three basic criteria: Quality, Innovation, Foresight. We are one of the world leaders in industrial automation and control, test and measurement, information systems and industrial services. Besides being high quality, innovative and advanced, our products are also safe and durable. In other words, we supply smart technology, made by smart professionals. Many of our customers are household names in oil and gas upstream and downstream process, power generation, and the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Continuous improvement. That's a key principle at Yokogawa. It's essential to building our future. Our goal: sustainable growth, satisfied customers and personal development of our employees.

An attractive new European office is under construction in Amersfoort. In 2008 we will relocate there from our three present sites in the Netherlands. This move will efficiently bring together the know-how and experience of our European headquarters, the Dutch sales and service organisation and our European systems engineering centre.

For this strong, international business, we seek young and experienced professionals. Thinkers and self-starters who 'See, Know, Act'. Quick, smart, decisive. But above all, willing to go the extra mile for our customers!

For Yokogawa Europe Solutions, based in Apeldoorn (The Netherlands), we seek:

Project Director (M/F)

The Project Director is responsible for the proper and timely execution of contracts for multiple-projects acquired by the Sales department. The Project Director leads the various projects with an inspiring management style. Each project is managed by it's own project manager. From preliminary estimates through to delivery, the Project Director represents Yokogawa in all dealings with the client. He or she is in frequent contact with clients, suppliers and/or contractors in the Netherlands and abroad, and with all departments within Yokogawa. He or she also pays frequent visits to clients. Master planning and budget control are the main tools for effective management of numerous projects and activities being carried out simultaneously.

  • Final responsibility for the projects and actual costs incurred;
  • Representative for the projects to end-client;
  • Coordinating activities within the global Yokogawa organization;
  • Manage over-all project execution plans;
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction, within a continuous changing environment
  • Technical cost estimates and over-all project execution plans;
  • Aligning project resources and planning;
  • Managing project teams;
  • Advising on contract conditions;
  • Effective correspondence with all parties;
  • Management and initiation of purchasing and expenditure schedules for each project;
  • Internal and external reporting;
  • Ensuring proper project administration;
  • Maintenance of regular contact with clients;
  • Submission of quotes and negotiation with clients related to "supplementary work";
  • Allocation of project budgets;
  • A manager who always puts Yokogawa and its solutions in the best possible light, in contacts both within and outside the company;
  • A motivator and communicator adept at expressing opinions that are clearly based on extensive knowledge and expertise;
  • Decisive, with a proven ability to think clearly and analytically even under stress;
  • Commercially-oriented with knowledge and experience in the development of international contracts;
  • Keenly interested in new developments in the process industry, computerization and process automation based on integrated systems (DCS, Safety, Stardom, Fieldbus) and safety in the process industry;
  • Graduate of a technical programme at a university or institution of higher professional education;
  • Preferably with experience in a strongly EPC-oriented, project-based working environment;
  • Knowledgeable of automated planning and budgeting techniques; knowledge of SAP is preferred
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Preferably also proficient in spoken French and German;
  • Willing to spend 30% of working hours travelling.
We offer
  • A resourceful, creative, internationally-oriented work environment;
  • Innovative and advanced high-technology products;
  • Prominent global customers;
  • Independence and considerable personal responsibility;
  • A flat organization with short lines of communication;
  • A strategic, long-term business vision;
  • A continuous process for learning, development and growth;
  • A talented team of professional, highly-motivated colleagues;
  • A pleasant, informal atmosphere; an excellent remuneration package.
We'd like to receive your application and reference code by e-mail to Ms. E. Ruisbroek For further information about this vacancy please contact Ms. E. Ruisbroek at +31 33 46 41 742.
An assessment can be part of the procedure.

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