Manager Development & Engineering

D&E , Development and Manager in Eindhoven

Why are we looking for you

Recently, NTS Group has embarked on a newly formulated Group strategy. Together with a great variety of large key customers acting on a global scope, this strategy focusses on growth in our markets semicon and analytical.These markets breed fast developments.

Consequently, NTS Group is required to shape and execute its technological roadmap – with and ahead of our customers. This means in design, engineering and NPI, but also in production capabilities and a range of solution-developments. In all this, we work closely together with our commercial and operational teams.

Therefore, the growth of organisational and individual competency in the Development & Engineering team is no less than critical to the success of NTS Group.

The focus of this role will therefore be to build the high-performing organization to move NTS up the value chain, accelerating the development roadmap of our customers and the growth of NTS, by designing and enabling the production of high value mechanical parts and opto-mechatronic assemblies. You will be helping to define the future state of this high-performing organization and support the people on their individual transformative journey.

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What will you be doing

Role and responsibilities

You will lead the NTS expertise D&E department (approx. 70 FTE). Therefore, you will:

  • Identify and manage knowledge creation, competence, and skill development;
  • Clear succession planning for the Development & Engineering teams;
  • Build, manage and inspire a world class team delivering on our innovation leadership promise;
  • Act as owner of our expertise pool of people & manage the allocation of engineers to the strategic projects of customers (realising complex and qualified products).

You will realise complex and qualified products, together with the sites for NTS customers. This means that you will:

  • Improve the performance, quality, and costs of the products;
  • Execute BtS, BtP+(+), NPI & OPS projects related to the site’s growth.

You will drive the growth of the NTS global technology competences

  • Lead the execution of the competence development following the NTS technology roadmap, including budget and timeframe while delivering on scheduled milestones;
  • Grow external partnerships to accelerate our competence development and attract new talents.

You will be recognised and well connected with customer managers engineering, site directors/managers and suppliers. This entails that you will:

  • Increase and deepen liaisons with customer’s engineering community;
  • Acquire new business;
  • Support roadmaps with customers

What does the job require

Experience and skills

Performing this task, you need to have:

  • Extensive people management skills and experience – with 10+ years of experience in a leading highly skilled professionals;
  • Experience in an international environment of high-tech equipment manufacturing, including complex projects, high volatility, and long-term relationships;
  • You are able to build trust and resilience for change throughout the organization due to fast moving markets;
  • You like to drive transformation and see the results short term and long term;
  • You are comfortable in working in and creating a learning culture;
  • You are able to demonstrate leadership on different levels inside and outside the organization.

Furthermore, we need you to be:

  • A thorough leader with convincing decisiveness;
  • A concerned captain that has a talent for managerial and people development;
  • Strong in social contact and communication;
  • Organisationally sensitive and creative;
  • Progressive and entrepreneurial;
  • A fluent speaker of English.

What does the job offer you


  • You will fulfil an international role in the heart of NTS Strategy and Growth;
  • You will work in a dynamic high-tech environment with strong expansion;
  • You will help to streamline the long term (commercial and financial) contribution to NTS Group;
  • You will be highly included in various business topics of the NTS Group organisation;
  • You will gain the opportunity to have personal impact on the decisions and direction of the company;
  • You will lead the people development of a well-educated and high-level group of persons;
  • You will simply have a great and challenging job!

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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Sabine van Rooij, Corporate Recruiter NTS via +31 (0)6 21 33 29 11

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You will be working at one of the leading first-tier suppliers in high-tech. You are passionate about and committed to your specialization, just like our other colleagues. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will provide you with chances and opportunities to grow further in your career.

You like to work on projects which contribute to the technology of the future. We make sure to connect challenging projects and activities to your knowledge and competences in the best possible way. That’s how we accelerate the future for you and our customers.

You are motivated to take professional and competence oriented courses, in order to keep developing your knowledge and skills in the field of innovation, creativity, talent development and entrepreneurship.

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