Manager Operations, Van Raam – Varsseveld (NL)

Are you the driving force behind innovation? Are you decisive, committed and solution-oriented? Is giving direction, connecting, standing for your people and entrepreneurship in your blood? Then read on, because you might be our new Operations Manager!

The function

Because our current Operations Manager is going to follow his dream and move abroad, we are looking for a new colleague to replace him. Our production department makes the frames and bicycle parts for our own bicycles. Van Raam originally started as a frame construction company and to this day our production department is the knowledge center for the (further) development of bicycle frames and bicycle parts. Just like in the rest of our company, we produce bicycle frames and parts using the latest techniques. Consider, for example, robotized welding, tube processing with the 3D laser cutting machine, quality control via the ATOS 3D scanner.

What we do at Van Raam we do together. So the way we are organized is in ‘cells’. This means that your responsibility includes not only the operators, welders and warehouse employees, but also production work preparation, engineering, planning and purchasing. In total this is approximately 26 FTEs. Together, through short lines and involving each other, you ensure the construction of the frames and bicycle parts for our own assembly department every day. In this position you are part of the Operational Management team and report to the Director of Operations. You will get started with:

  • translating the strategic direction and context into goals, processes and team performance;
  • encouraging innovation, collaboration and accountability in production;
  • ensure innovation of processes and expertise;
  • achieving results through intensive collaboration, taking responsibility and developing the talents and competencies of employees.

In short, you are a real driving force and inspiration for the team!

Are you the person who…

  • can provide direction for the innovation of our production processes;
  • stands for its people and department;
  • can act as a sounding board for his team and other departments;
  • has at least 5 years of work experience in a similar position in an innovative working environment;
  • has completed at least a relevant HBO education;
  • feels at home in an enterprising and innovative working environment that is continuously changing;
  • can translate strategy into concrete actions and plans in a pragmatic way?

Do you recognize yourself in the above points? Then you might be the person we are looking for! We want to further professionalize and we are looking for someone who wants to do this together with us. Someone who dares to go left when the beaten path points to the right. Someone who can put things in a new perspective, dares to make bold moves and challenges people to step out of their comfort zone. After all, that is where the magic happens!

About Van Raam

We make unique custom bicycles in Varsseveld with approximately 245 employees. Our bicycles travel all over the world and are designed and produced in Varsseveld in one of the cleanest and smartest factories in the Netherlands. At Van Raam we have a strong growth ambition, with digitalization playing an important role in making this possible.

Van Raam is a family business and that is reflected in everything. We believe in “we grow together”. This means that with us you have the opportunity to shape your role in your own way and that you get the opportunity to show your creativity and initiative. We believe in the potential of every individual and support you to get the best out of yourself. We also use innovative and modern techniques.

Let’s all cycle!

Van Raam offers you…

  • a challenging and dynamic role in a fast-growing innovative company;
  • a competitive salary and benefits;
  • 27 days off (full-time) and the option to purchase additional days;
  • ample opportunities for following training and courses;
  • a pension to which Van Raam contributes 2/3 of the premium;
  • fresh fruit every day and a tasty treat every other week;
  • unforgettable company and team outings.


Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button below.

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Questions or more information?

Please contact Miriam Bouwens (HR Director) via . 

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