Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport: the heart of Europe's innovation and from the comfort of your own home office
Domain: Project Management Office (PMO)
Experience: 10+ years of experience
Degree: Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant direction
Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.
What will you do as Project Management Process Lead?
Your personal mission will be to create, implement and maintain Lightyear’s project management ways of working, with the purpose of achieving optimal performance of the project teams with successful and innovative product delivery.
A day in the life of a Project Management Process Lead
After a nice chat at the coffee machine with some colleagues, you will make a quick stroll around the office and production facility to see how the projects are progressing (daily stand-up or build meeting), check-in with colleagues, and obtain feedback on the processes and ways of working.
With a strong network on the working floor and a real-life understanding of how things are going, you work on your vision for Lightyear’s project management processes laid out in the PMO way of working roadmap which you manage.
After a good lunch, where there is always the opportunity to catch up with colleagues, you present a new concept for an improved status reporting process using graphics you prepared earlier in the week. In a fruitful discussion, some improvement points were found but all stakeholders are happy with the concept and approve further refinement and implementation. In the late afternoon, you work on answering some emails after which you spend some time further working out a process improvement.
What do we expect from a Project Management Process Lead?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. In addition, we are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You love to work on tight deadlines with a highly motivated and talented team. In the meantime, you embrace the fact that we're developing the company, its processes, and recruiting people simultaneously. You recognize yourself in the following profile;
10+ years of project management experience in a high-tech product development environment
Experience in large-scale product development, ideally in a mass-production setting
Knowledge of Agile methodology is highly appreciated
Ability to generate and communicate processes in a visual and intuitive way
Ability to convince people of your clear vision using reason, pragmatism, and strong rationale
We need someone with a visionary view who is very comfortable with the unknown. You are someone with a very strong understanding of fundamentals and someone with a clear vision of what the ideal way is and why and the ability to convince others of this vision in a collaborative way. You can quickly adapt to different situations and remain in control. It does not need any addressing that you are a strong communicator and networker. You are a motivator and educator and your vision is unfaded by the pressure of the milestones.
What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.
Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.
At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.
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Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
2013 - 2015 - 2017
For Best Technology Achievement, beating Apple, SpaceX and Blockchain
Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge
CES Climate Change Innovator Award
At t CES in Las Vegas, Lightyear wins a Climate Change Innovator Award for the huge potential to reduce the emission of CO2.
Automotive Innovation Award
Lightyear won the Challenging Concepts and the People's Price.