PTD Manager - Nijkerk

Are you an experienced technical or project manager with a strong continuous improvement mindset constantly looking for new opportunities in doing better?

Would you like to front our production, technology and developing (PTD) department in Nijkerk with 6 engaged technicians? Do you like to manage projects and follow your / our strategies from thought to implementation? Then you might be our new

In Nijkerk we are 300 employees producing fresh dairy products of high quality (milk, yoghurt, custard, porridge etc.) for the Dutch market as well as for export. We are a production site with a high activity level and we are frequently introducing new technologies, processes and always running a number of multi-disciplined projects across the site.

About the job

With a direct reporting line to the site director you will be a part of the management team. You will be in charge of the administrative CAPEX process and will lead our bigger projects as you will have the responsibility for all the investment projects including budget and resource planning, this include production IT projects as well.

You are first point of contact for new product request and the PTD department deliver technical input to product inquiries for the production site securing right questions are asked and the later project process works smoothly across the departments to secure internal and external customer satisfaction.

Safety is top of mind on the site and is setting the direction for how we work, indeed also in projects. A strong quality approach is also required in all kind of projects. LEAN is the way we work in projects as well as in dairy operation. You and your PTD department shall keep the site updated on latest developments in key technical  areas as well as enabling us driving changes in our sustainability journey. 

You can expect a very exiting job with number of interesting projects as well as many different task and you will find a place for a great opportunities for personal development.

You are result driven and are having an engaging and motivational approach to your team and surroundings and are used to corporate with internal as well as external stakeholders and build connections across the organization. You will have many connection points into the international Arla organization also outside the supply chain. It is natural for you to take lead and beside your technical skills you also have strong analytical skills and are able to handle a high level complexity.


  • You are having a strong technical background with project experience
  • Ideal you have some years’ experience from a similar position
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Experience from dairy or food industry will be an advantage


Application and contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity please apply as soon as possible, but no later than February 21st. If you have any questions, please reach out to Dirkjan Boels, +316 50506603.

Please apply via this LINK.