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Industrialisation manager (aerospace)



The Hague area

75,000 per year

Deadline has passed


Some 250 professionals work in this aerospace company in the ‘the Hague’ area. In its facilities (clean rooms and an ‘industry 4.0’ production facility) engineers design, produce, assemble and test high-tech products for the international aerospace industry.

Increasing competition and commercialisation result in a very dynamic market where costs and delivery times are under great pressure.  Company is a project organisation with a matrix structure. Production of components and subassemblies is outsourced to suppliers. Future success also depends on the lean organization of the entire supply chain: suppliers, production and delivery to customers.


The position

You report into the head of industrialisation.

The objective in your role is to create design-to-cost models for the programms you are working for. Based on such a model you organize and optimize production of

  • ‘structures’. This includes production flow and -process, quality procedures, workstations and jigs, working instructions, and the supporting PLM, ERP, MES and Quality systems, plus the training of operators. Just to give an idea: production takes place at a rate of 9 units per type of structure per year. A typical structure is made up out of some 600 subsystems and parts. Some 20.000 fasteners are used in each unit. Production of subsystems is outsourced to suppliers.
  • ‘arrays’. At the moment a bid is running for the design and production of arrays at a rate of 2 units per day.

The major issues at the moment are the production supporting applications, where the administrative processes need to be simplified and rationalized. This may sound simple, yet no single programm is able to carry the cost of this process and therefore additional funds need to be secured. If the administrative processes around production can be simplified, tenders can offer lower cost prices per unit  and this will likely have significant impact on the win rate of tenders/quotes.

Once the arrays bid is won, you need to design and implement the entire production process.

For quotes/tenders you will work closely together with the proposal manager, system engineering, and a project controller. You will then be responsible for the costing of production and the entire supply chain.

For your more regular tasks you will come to work closely together with colleagues in the departments manufacturing engineering, system engineering, supply chain and production. And also with procurement and suppliers.


Your profile

  • Technical diploma at academic level
  • You are now probably working in the areospace sector or in a high mix/low volume or engineer-to-order manufacturing organization
  • You are now probably working in an ‘industrial engineer’ or ‘manufacturing engineer’ role
  • You have experience with Lean, Kaizen
  • You have experience implementing complex applications (e.g. ERP, MES, PLM)



Your starting salary will be appr. € 75k, depending on your know-how and experience. No bonus arrangement applies. You will get 27+13 holidays. PME is the pension fund and 60% of the premium is paid by the employer. There is a commuting arrangement in place.



Please send your CV and concise motivation letter to
Additional information can be obtained from Maarten Smits van Oyen, tel. 070-2400414.


In the industrial or construction sector



In the industrial or construction sector