Challenging opportunity: Become a Project Manager at APP ArianeGroup!

Aerospace Propulsion Products BV
  • Klundert
  • Vast
  • HBO, WO
  • 40 uur
  • € 6.000 per maand
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Peter Groeneveld senior consultant

Imagine the moment of a rocket launch, the countdown, one of the most nerve-wracking experiences there is. 3, 2, 1, ignition! At that time, satellites crucial to humanity are launched, in areas such as navigation, telecommunications, space research and environmental studies. At APP we are the leading manufacturer of ignition systems for European space rockets. In our state-of-the-art facility, we develop, produce and test rocket igniters and parachute mortars for space applications and various gas generators for terrestrial applications. Are you ready to start?

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can lead multidisciplinary teams? You will be the face of our company for our customers. As a Project Manager at APP you take responsibility for the complete life cycle of the rocket ignition systems.

As a Project Manager at APP ArianeGroup, your tasks will include:

  • Team management: Managing our internal project team, consisting of purchasing, design engineers, technical specialists and production employees, to ensure seamless collaboration and optimal performance.
  • Stakeholder management: Building and maintaining strong relationships with customers, partners, subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Project execution: Ensuring that the contracted tasks are carried out within budget, according to schedule and to the stated requirements.
  • Reporting: Regular reporting to the Management Team on finances, risks and opportunities.
  • Optimization of Supply Chain and Manufacturing Processes: Establishing and improving the supply chain and manufacturing processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Innovation: Responsible for the implementation of innovations in the product and/or processes, continuously striving for improvements to reduce costs, shorten delivery times and increase quality.
  • Customer Interaction: Preparing and negotiating quotes with customers to reach mutually beneficial agreements.


Your Qualifications and Abilities

To successfully fulfill this role, we believe you should have the following qualifications:

  • Technical Background: A technical education at the Bachelor or Master level, gives you a solid foundation for the space industry. A technical background in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Technology, or Applied Physics is preferred.
  • Experience: Relevant project management experience, preferably within similar industries such as aerospace, defense or high-tech.
  • Certification: A project management certification such as IPMA / PMI would be a strong added value.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills in both English and Dutch, both written and oral.


Pesonal skills:

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with experience in continuous process improvement techniques such as LEAN.
  • Attention to Detail: Sharp focus on costs, deadlines and risks, where close project management is essential.
  • To be eligible for this position, taking into account the procedures applicable in space travel, you must reside in the Netherlands and originally come from the EU.

Are You the Right Person?

We are looking for a candidate with an enthusiastic and positive personality who can motivate others. You have an independent working attitude, show initiative and have vision.

Decisiveness, persuasiveness and a focus on results with a can-do mentality are essential. If you are flexible and motivated to contribute to our innovative and growing organization, we would like to hear from you.


What We Offer:

Become part of our dynamic and innovative company that was recognized in 2013 as one of the most innovative Dutch SMEs.

We offer a supportive work environment, competitive compensation, profit-sharing opportunities, flexible working hours, work-from-home options and a comprehensive retirement plan.

Our salary packages are competitive and benchmarked to ensure they are competitive.


If this challenge appeals to you and you see yourself fitting this profile, please send your motivation letter and CV to

For more information about the role, the organization, and the exciting work at APP ArianeGroup, please feel free to contact me and call: 06-53815170.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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