Kuehne+Nagel | 21.02.2024 | Noord-Brabant

Automation Manager - Logistics BeNeLux

Details van de vacature
  • Contract: Midden Kader
  • Minimal ervaring: 5 tot 10 jaar
  • Segmentatie: Logistieke afdeling / Supply Chain in een industrie , Logisitiek Medewerker
  • Werkgever: Kuehne+Nagel
  • Regio: Noord-Brabant
  • Stad: Veghel
  • Country: Nederland


We are looking for an experienced Automation Manager to join our team of experts covering BeNeLux area. You will provide direct expertise and management of the realization of automated end-to-end warehousing solutions. Your leadership and expertise will play a vital role in the delivery of our Customer and Operational excellence. Does this sound like a challenge for you? Then keep on reading!

Your Role

The Automation Manager plays a key role in designing automated solutions, steering vendor selection process and drawing up supplier contracts.

Your Responsibilities

  • Contributing to pre-conceptual design and conceptual design of automated solutions;
  • Ensuring that the concept design is translated in a viable implementable detailed design; Ensuring the correct systems’ functional & interface specifications are defined and delivered;
  • Steering the vendor selection process by giving final approval or sharing showstoppers; Drawing up supplier contracts, with a focus on technical solution specification, output and throughput, KPIs, acceptance criteria and tests;
  • Following up from installation to PLC testing/commissioning (interface if needed) and after care; Coordinating and participating in Factory Acceptance testing, System Integration test, User Acceptance test and DILO relative to the project;
  • Ensuring structured communication between internal and external project stakeholders, motivating them to achieve strong results;
  • Ensuring automation projects are successfully implemented, ensuring correct knowledge ownership in the running operations; ensuringthe vendor delivers according to contractual expectations; 
  • Guiding the internal stakeholders and the supplier in the approach towardsimprovements and desired results. Increasing the standardization of automation solutions to improve speed in answering to customer needs/requirements.  

Your Skills and Experiences

  • Master’s degree in mechatronics/electromechanical Engineering and/or practical experience in automation controls or software engineering; Solid understanding of information systems and engineering theory.  Trained on latest machine directives standards, and you continuously work in upgrading your knowledge through trainings (SCADA, PLC, CAD…);
  • 10+ years’ experience designing & implementing automated warehouses involving conveyors, ASRS, G2P, sorting systems; 
  • Excellent knowledge of the landscape and possibilities of automation suppliers. Solid understanding of the project life cycle of automated material handling systems and equipment;
  • You have the ability to grow a team in terms of knowledge and attitude. You are comfortable in a matrix organization working together with cross-functional teams;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • You are willing to travel in BeNelux in relation to different projects & customers. 

Good Reasons to Join

We offer you a challenging position in a vibrant work environment where development and progress are a priority. Additional to opportunities for professional learning, you will learn to work with cutting-edge IT systems. You will join an ambitious and dynamic team, within a pleasant and casual working climate. You start with an open-ended contract at a competitive salary, complemented with meal vouchers, hospitalization and group insurance.

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