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(Interim) Head of Manufacturing Engineering

  • Bachelor, Master
  • Full-time


Do you want to be part of an ambitious scale- up working towards electrifying the world's vehicles and machines? Do you want to feel the exhilaration of working with a team of like-minded future-forward people using cutting-edge technology to create advanced battery systems? Then we think you might just belong with the ELEO crew.

We're growing every day, which means we need more great minds joining the team.


Currently we are searching for a new Head of Manufacturing Engineering, either short term interim as contractor or long term on our payroll. 


What will you do as a Head of Manufacturing Engineering at ELEO?

As a Head of Manufacturing Engineering you will be responsible to lead and scale the Manufacturing Engineering team on both strategic and people management level. We have great ambitions to grow in the EU market and looking at the future we need to also prepare the Manufacturing Engineering department for USA and Asia (Japan & Korea) markets. 

ELEO’s production line consists of several automated machines and some manual steps with advanced tooling. The Manufacturing Engineering team is responsible for the full life cycle of all these machines and tooling. As a Head Manufacturing Engineering, you  will be responsible for creating a strategic roadmap for all these machines and tooling, from requirement setting and implementation to providing service. Furthermore, you will implement improvements necessary to be able to scale the department for growth.

You will be reporting into the COO and work closely with the Manufacturing Engineering team, Lead Production & Logistics and NPI team (R&D, Procurement and Quality).


As ELEO’s new Head of Manufacturing Engineering you will be dealing with:

  • Scaling, improving and further building our automated production line with our Manufacturing Engineering team
  • Lead and coach a team of engineers: plan, set priorities, delegate tasks, solve problems, develop skills, and contribute to a productive working atmosphere.
  • Create strategic roadmaps and forecasts for growth.
  • Translate company strategy into realistic actions and set priorities according to business needs.
  • Setting up strategic partnerships with all relevant suppliers.
  • Dealing with the full life cycle of the machines: research of the machines, buying (contract negotiating), implementing, and all improvements of the machines and more.
  • Supporting New Product Introductions (NPI's).


Requirements / Background

  • Strong experience in setting up automated manufacturing lines is crucial for this role
  • Bachelors of Master’s degree in the area of Mechanical , Mechatronics, Electronics or Automotive engineering with relevant work experience.
  • At least 3+ years’ experience leading (Manufacturing Engineering) teams.
  • Experience creating strategic plans is a must
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • LEAN / Six Sigma Greenbelt is a plus
  • Experience working for EU market is must, USA / Japan /Korea is a plus
  • Experience in (automotive) industry (High mix / Medium volume) is a plus

What we offer

  • The freedom to work hybrid with flexible working hours
  • A generous pension scheme
  • Daily lunch with the whole company
  • Commuting allowance or OV Business Card
  • 35 holidays per year including a company closure during Christmas & NYE

/ Our process

How we hire

The hiring process varies depending on role. We’ll keep you informed of what the next steps will be throughout the course of your interviews.

  • 1 Application
    If this position seems like a fit to you, send us your resume and motivation letter via the application via the 'Apply Now' button. We'd love to hear about how you'd contribute to the ELEO team!
  • 2 Interviews
    If we think you could be a great fit at ELEO, we'll invite you for a range of interviews with different ELEO team members. These interviews will help us to get to know each other better and decide if it's a great match on both sides—both professionally and personally. We love to have fun and also get the job done!
  • 3 Assessment
    If everyone is still vibing and it's looking like a really great match we will dive a little deeper into the applicable process. That means more in-depth discussions with your potential colleagues and a possible test case to show off your skills.
  • 4 Signing a contract
    If we're both sides are super excited after the assessment then we'd love to come to an agreement with you! As soon as you sign the contract, we'll strive towards building a long-term agreement in which we can both bring out the best in each other.
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