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Acuity Brands Senior Project Manager Job in North Brabant, Netherlands

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eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting: smarter, sleeker and more efficient systems to meet the needs of an ever more energy conscious world. eldoLED is part of Acuity Brands. Acuity Brands, Inc. is a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions.

As the world of lighting turns to smart lighting and IoT applications, the driver is the heart of this technology revolution in the industry. New product development, sustaining of the continuously growing product portfolio and secure the leadership position with the creation of new technology are the three main challenges the development team faces. We are looking for a senior project manager that loves to work in this challenging environment.


Projects concern LED driver development projects and may concern both HW, SW, testing or sustaining related activities. Design for manufacturability and continuous improvement are common sense for you. You will be promoting an open, safe and challenging working environment for the team.

You understand power electronics development to a level that you can lead and challenge the team. Not only do you lead, you inspire and enable the team to work according a product development system with phase gates, milestones and predefined deliverables. You set clear expectations within the agreed roles and responsibilities. Deliver according to plan is the teams goal and you make sure the team wins.

Our business system is based on lean principles. You are responsible for visual management and daily standups. In order to streamline the workflow you create and maintain detailed work breakdowns and project plans. These plans are essential for an effective resource plan.

You are a strong communicator to all your stakeholders. You always manage expectations properly and will timely escalate deviations in a constructive, solution-driven manner.

You have a matrix-oriented view and communicate with other teams like manufacturing, sourcing and product marketing.


  • Work with product management on translating market opportunities into LED driver system level specification

  • Creates detailed schedules / Gantt charts for LED driver and similar type electronics development projects

  • On time delivery of project deliverables through daily management of projects, with team members and relevant (international) matrix participants.

  • Owns, executes and prepares weekly updates of detailed project schedules for project(s) running in cell. Reports on project status through project dashboard

  • Drives KPI compliance in team, including but not limited to phase gate compliance, productivity improvement, and zero quality (design) defects

  • You are responsible for introduction of the design in our factory. You work together with our sourcing and NPI team, review the design for manufacturability. You want to travel to our factory for a successful mass production introduction.

  • Project risk management throughout the project


  • Minimum of a bachelors degree (HBO) in electronics

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, preferably in an electronics manufacturing environment

  • Strong communicator and team player

  • Good report writing skills in both English and Dutch

  • Familiar with EMC design, magnetics and safety (UL/CE)

  • Experience with PRINCE2 methodology, LEAN and critical chain principles

  • Experience in working in a matrix organization.