Will you be our new Manager NVC Knowledge Development and Projects?

NVC (founded in 1953) is the association of companies that recognize the importance of packaging as an activity throughout the supply chain of packaged products. In 2019 this concerns about five hundred leading companies in retail, consumer products (food and non-food), packaging production, design, recycling, packaging testing and packaging automation.
The NVC membership, the joint innovation projects, the information services and the training courses stimulate the continuous improvement of packaging.

The association is active in the Netherlands and abroad, helps set the trend in global packaging themes and leads the way in sharing relevant business packaging information and offering advanced, leading packaging training courses for the global business community (especially the NVC member companies).

All activities are initiated, coordinated and carried out by a compact team at the NVC association office, near Gouda Central Station. This location is easily accessible from cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and Amsterdam. Characteristics of the NVC team are openness, innovation, cooperation, initiative, humour, integrity and social involvement.

The current manager has worked with us with great satisfaction since 2007 and is now taking a further step in his career outside the association. That is why there is now room for a successor, who will fill the position in his/her own way in the coming years.

Place in the organisation, capacity, working method

The Manager NVC Knowledge Development and Projects is part of the NVC Management Team (MT). The position has a capacity of 1.0 FTE (1 FTE = 40 hours/week excluding 0.5 hours break per 8 hours worked per day). If changes in personal circumstances give cause to do so, (temporary) fulfillment of (part of) the function in 0.8 FTE is feasible, possibly in combination with 1 day's work from the manager's home location. The work location is the NVC association office, Stationsplein 9k in Gouda. In view of the intended composition of the management team (2 men + 2 women), there is a slight preference for a female candidate.

Main tasks

I.       Initiates, realises and maintains NVC projects in the field of knowledge development and innovation, including the packaging innovation contest De Gouden Noot (this takes place once every two years with the first edition held in the year 1958).

II.      Supports (member) companies in finding answers to their packaging questions, based on own knowledge insights, but especially also by using the association as a network organisation (webcos, participation in conferences, exhibitions and other knowledge events, meetings of member companies, online walk-in sessions, NVC Live Online Café).

III.     Supports identifying companies interested in following education, training, courses and workshops, particularly in synergy with the innovation projects and knowledge development.

Job requirements

University education with at minimum a Bachelor's degree in technical-scientific subjects

Demonstrated experience and affinity with knowledge transfer in a professional environment with technical-societal characteristics (people, materials, methods, challenges)

Language proficiency:
In any case adequate Dutch and English

Final remarks

The NVC Netherlands Packaging Centre stimulates the personal development of its employees. This is underpinned by an annual performance review and an end-of-year (assessment) interview. The wishes and possibilities with regard to personal and professional development are also systematically discussed and fulfilled during this meeting. In this way a stimulating, inspiring working environment is maintained and at the same time the sustainable employability of the NVC employees in any subsequent job outside the association is ensured.  


Stationsplein 9k

W. www.nvc.nl
E. info@nvc.nl
T. +31-(0)182-512-411

Contact Marian den Hertog (P&O) via m.denhertog@nvc.nl for more information or to express your interest.