Junior Project Manager/Process specialist R&D

Job description


We are looking for:
For our R&D team we are looking for an entrepreneurial, energetic and cooperative person that is able to both develop and transfer innovations and “state of the art” technologies into efficient processes.
As a young professional you are not afraid to take risks to reach for results and you are able to run projects contributing to the organization strategy and customer satisfaction. Giving support, service and share knowledge to staff and operation is part of your responsibilities.
We like to see a positive, hands-on mentality with a scientific approach. Ownership and ‘make it happen’- mentality is essential.

You will have, amongst others, the following tasks and responsibilities:
Introduce new technologies in handling Vlisco specific “separation and dissolving processes”.
Cooperate in R&D activities, developing new process routes, test on pilot scale and implement to the final production scale for this new technology. Analyze current production windows in relation to the separation proces, improve and specify.
Build and maintain the network in the specific resins field, including suppliers and associations.


We ask:
HBO+ education in chemistry or physics.
Excellent analytical problem solving skills with good communication skills.
At least 2 years of relevant experience working in an industrial/R&D environment and able to executed R&D projects. Some experience in the field of separation technologies, solvents and polymers (or is willing to familiarize himself/herself fast with this topic).
It is an added value if the candidate has knowledge about textile processes.
Fluent in Dutch and English and willingness to travel to Africa

We offer:
Vlisco offering you a participation in building a changing organization and Brand with a fantastic product and market. We will give you the freedom to use your knowledge, creativity and experiences to bring idea’s into concrete products and manufacturing processes.
A fulltime position 38 hours, flexible hours and an excellent remuneration package.
Vlisco Group
The Vlisco Group is a company with an exciting story to tell. For over 170 years, Vlisco has designed and printed luxury textiles, which have influenced the fashion landscape of West and Central Africa with their vibrant colours and expressive designs. The Vlisco Group currently has four brands in its portfolio: Vlisco, Woodin, Uniwax and GTP.  Our unique designs have touched the hearts and minds of many across the globe inspiring the fashion and art worlds at large. With headquarters in The Netherlands, production facilities in The Netherlands, Ivory Coast and Ghana and numerous local commercial organizations Vlisco Group has around 2.300 employees. Individuals who feel at home in our International culture and can relate to the dynamic and creative nature of our business. Individuals who themselves have a story to tell.