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Managing Director

Managing Director

Non academic staff (supporting staff)
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
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Job description

Because of retirement of the current director of the department a job vacancy will arise for a

Managing Director

The Managing Director is a member of the departmental board, a strong sparring partner for the other board members (Dean and Vice Dean) and responsible for all financial, personnel and organizational CE&C processes. He/she is responsible for the implementation of the organizational and managerial aspects of the departmental and university strategy.

The Managing Director leads the Departmental Office that provides high quality support to education, research and valorisation. This includes Human Resources Management including career development, finance, ICT, communication, accommodation, legal affairs, and internal affairs. The Managing Director also carries responsibility for health, safety and environmental aspects, which are key to the operation of the CE&C department. 

In addition, the Managing Director, at the request of the University Executive Board, participates in various university-wide consultative bodies, and through collaboration with other directors, makes an active contribution to shaping modern and efficient operational management at the TU/e.

Responsibilities and core tasks

The Managing Director leads and is ultimately responsible for all operational processes in the department in the widest sense with an emphasis on:

•    Ensuring a well-functioning and integrated business operation.
•    Sustainable financial management that serves to promote the strategy and development of the department and its staff in terms of its primary processes of education and research.
•    Ensuring a safe and healthy work, educational and research environment within the department.
•    Establishing and maintaining contacts with relevant private partners, government, institutions and other stakeholders. Coordinating and managing the HR policy especially recruitment and career planning.

Job requirements

•    As a candidate you are an independent and decisive professional with firm human resource, financial, legal and administrative knowledge and experience. 
•    You have proven successful management experience, at least 5 years, preferably gained in a complex, knowledge intensive environment.
•    You have an academic education in chemical engineering, chemistry or a related field and proven experience in this professional field.
•    You have strategic vision and a long-term view combined with expertise in developing and implementing strategic policy for human resources, research infrastructure and finance.
•    You are familiar with the safety aspects in a chemical environment.
•    You are committed to the faculty mission of research and education, and in this sense, you maintain a creative, flexible, communicative and goal-oriented management style.
•    You have experience with public-private collaboration as well as in maintaining an external network and acquiring external financial resources.
•    You have an excellent proficiency in English (C2) as well as in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

A comprehensive job profile is available upon request. Please contact Cécile Gijsbers, consultant Euflex, +31651164692,

Information and application

For more information about the vacancy and/ or the procedure: Euflex , Cécile Gijsbers, +31651164692, or Marijella van der Klugt,  +31648457550, m.g.v.d.Klugt@tue.

If you are interested in this vacancy we would like to receive your application as soon as possible so that we can start with the exploratory interview round.