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A role that counts: manage a team that develops innovative cancer treatment technology

Elekta is the global leading innovator of equipment and software designed to save, prolong and improve the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. This by means of precise and individually tailored radiotherapy. The business line Brachy Solutions is based in the Netherlands and works constantly to innovate and improve solutions that deliver High Dose Rate brachytherapy with optimized workflow and accuracy.
What could be more satisfying than playing a significant role in this effort by managing and motivating a team of technical experts responsible for creating new radiotherapy solutions that are doing so much for cancer patients worldwide?

Manager Product Development Mechatronic Engineering
Veenendaal, the Netherlands, fulltime

This fascinating position operates at the forefront of cancer treatment technology by overseeing a product portfolio of afterloaders, integrated systems and accessories. You lead a product development team of approximately 10 FTE, consisting of mechanical, electronic, embedded software/firmware, and system engineers.

Being involved from new concepts to installed products, you interact with the team, product managers, medical professionals, suppliers and other professionals of Elekta. As such, you act not only as a technical expert but also as a sensitive and energetic people manager able to create an environment of open communication and collaboration that will enable the tiny advances that make such a big difference.

In guiding and motivating the team you are responsible for several activity areas:

Personnel and team development

You attract, recruit, and retain capable individuals, building and managing a high-performance culture while establishing goals for individuals and the team. In doing so you:
  • Provide valuable support for problem identification, root cause analysis and decision-making;
  • Eliminate impediments and evolve systems and practices;
  • Stay close enough to the team to act as competent team leader while creating space for the team to solve problems themselves.

Program execution
Together with other functions you define the technology roadmap and drive new product developments. In doing so you:
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers and external parties during product development and maintenance;
  • Coach the team in the use of technology, the appropriate engineering principles, design rules, and procedures;
  • Ensure compliant and efficient processes, and identify and implement process improvements.
  • Support during system engineering, design reviews, risk assessments, root cause analyses, and design transfer;
  • Build partnership with internal and external stakeholders (Elekta worldwide, suppliers) and participate in company and lean-agile demos, reviews, workshops, innovation days etc.

At all times you work within appropriate cost and time limits while seeking to create a high-performance environment in which individuals and teams are free to innovate and experiment.

Innovative in a highly regulated industry It is crucial that you have experience in managing highly educated technical engineers from different areas of expertise. Furthermore, it is important that you are equipped with the following personal and professional attributes:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a comparable field;
  • Extensive recent experience in the development of mechatronic devices, i.e. mechanical, electronic and embedded software/firmware engineering;
  • Experience with working in a highly regulated industry (preferably the medical industry) is an advantage;
  • Experience with 3D-CAD, preferably SolidWorks;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to recognize and act on opportunities;
  • Strong spoken and written English language skills, preferably also Dutch

An attractive offer from a great organization
Elekta is a forward-thinking international organization that is fully focused on its customers and the well-being of its employees. You will enjoy a flexible working atmosphere with informal structures, along with the knowledge that you are contributing to the improvement of precise cancer treatments. Further benefits include:
  • A permanent contract and a gross income of € 6.186 - € 8.258,- per month;
  • Profit-sharing arrangement: max 16% on a yearly basis (9% average in recent years);
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • 27 vacation days and 13 ADV days per year;
  • Travel allowance for home-work travel;
  • Tax-advantageous fitness package;
  • Good company restaurant and regular opportunities to socialize within the company.

We look forward to hearing from you
Please contact Frits de Vries, Head of Engineering Brachy Solutions for more information about this position, phone number +31 (0)6 2271 2224. To apply, please use the 'Apply' button.

About Elekta
Elekta is proud to be the leading innovator of equipment and software used to save, prolong and improve the lives of people with cancer and brain disorders. Our advanced, effective solutions are created in collaboration with customers, and more than 6,000 hospitals worldwide rely on Elekta technology. Our treatment solutions and oncology informatics portfolios are designed to enhance the delivery of radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, and to drive cost efficiency in clinical workflows. Elekta employs about 3,600 people around the world. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Elekta is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm. 
Meer informatie
Deze vacature betreft een fulltime functie.

Plaatsingsdatum 02-07-2019
Standplaats Veenendaal
Opleidingsniveau HBO / Bachelor
Uren 40
Niveau Manager
Dienstverband Vast contract - Bepaalde tijd met uitzicht op vast
Salaris a gross income of € 6.186 - € 8.258,- per month
Functiecategorie(ën) Directie / Management / Bestuur
Branch(es) Medisch / Zorg / Welzijn
Provincie(s) Utrecht
Trefwoorden .


Contactpersoon Frits de Vries
Telefoon 06-22712224