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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

At Eleo, we aspire to be one of the world’s leading off-highway battery pack specialists. Backed by Yanmar, our battery solutions are driving our customers towards net-zero emissions. We do more than build batteries, we’re paving the way for a more sustainable future. 

Our pioneering spirit drives us to innovate at every step, delivering the best results possible. We’re a fast-growing, young company with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration where every voice counts and every idea is valued.  

Thriving at bringing together diverse minds and talents, we achieve our shared goals dynamically. Making a difference is meaningful and exciting for us, as we aim to balance personal ambition with collective achievements. Our team is equipped with the tools to help create a cleaner and electrified future. 

Are you ready to join our mission to enable widespread electrification of off-highway equipment and vehicles?


What you will do:

Eleo is currently developing and realizing a semi-automated battery production facility in Helmond to produce batteries for industrial vehicles on a large scale. This will also serve as a footprint for global expansion. Because this is a blank canvass, it is the perfect opportunity to set up these processes without any legacy to consider, on the other hand these processes must be aligned to the phase that the company is in. 

As our Manufacturing Lead, you will play a pivotal role in driving efficiency, quality, and scalability within our manufacturing operations. Reporting directly to our COO, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day manufacturing activities, leading a team of engineers and production staff, and implementing strategies to streamline production processes. You will be a strong cross functional communicator, able to work with departments ranging from R&D to operations teams, to IT. You will also be developing our relationships with partners and collaborators across industry.  

Your key responsibilities:  

  • Manufacturing Engineering: you will be responsible for creating the strategic roadmap for our manufacturing capabilities. This includes topics like defining the manufacturing blueprint of newly designed products, execution of (global) plant expansions and strategic partnerships with equipment suppliers and industrialization partners All aspects of the manufacturing process are in scope, like (automated) assembly, line feeding, testing, and quality control. Many of our process steps are automated and to make sure they deliver the required output and quality; we use several lean/six sigma methodologies such as MSA and DOE. New equipment commissioning needs to be in line with (AIAG) PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) standards, including suitable capability and MSA, Furthermore, process optimizations are always being developed on new production tools and equipment, as we always seek improvements in quality and output. 
  • Team Leadership: Lead and motivate a team of engineers  providing guidance, coaching, and training as needed to ensure optimal performance. Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement within the engineering team. Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide feedback to team members to support their professional development and growth. 
  • Quality: Working with the Quality lead you will help Implement and maintain quality control measures to uphold product standards and meet customer expectations. Support root cause analysis and corrective action initiatives to address quality issues and prevent recurrence. Furthermore, support and work on standardization projects, for example, standard commissioning process for our equipment.  
  • Continuous improvement: Working with, teams in operations and R&D, you will help to identify opportunities to optimize manufacturing processes, reduce cycle times, and improve overall efficiency. Collaborate in cross-functional teams, to implement process improvements and introduce modern technologies. Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and production metrics to track progress and drive continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Maintenance, compliance, and Safety: Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards, and safety protocols. Promote a culture of safety awareness and adherence to best practices in workplace health and safety. Furthermore, make sure there are proper Maintenance plans and SLAs with our suppliers in place.  

 Requirements & qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, manufacturing technology, or related field preferred. 
  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and build teams. 
  • 5-7 years of experience in Manufacturing engineering within a scaling manufacturing environment. 
  • Proven track record in meeting targets and ensuring compliance. 
  • Proactive, effective communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Lean Six Sigma green or black belt and hence familiar using methodologies like MSA and value stream mapping and KPIs like OEE 
  • Experience with industrialization and automation of production lines  
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to drive root cause analysis and corrective actions. 
  • Safety focused and capable of working in a changing environment. 


What we offer you: 

  • Attractive Salary Package: We value your expertise and offer salaries that reflect your skills and experience. 
  • Future-Ready Pension Plan: Plan your future with confidence through our generous pension scheme. 
  • Company-Wide Lunches: Socialize with colleagues over daily lunches. It’s a fun and fulfilling environment, boosting working relationships and collaboration. 
  • Wellbeing Support: We provide personal coaching and wellbeing resources to support your lifestyle as you build your career with us. 
  • Hassle-Free Commuting: We ensure your journey to work is as simple as possible. Enjoy the convenience of a commuting allowance or an OV Business Card.  
  • Flexible Working Hours: Embrace the freedom to shape your workday with flexible hours and the option to work from home twice a week. We trust you to balance your time effectively.  
  • Generous Time Off: Recharge with 35 holiday days per year, including a company closure during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, plus national holidays. 



If this role resonates, we want to hear from you. Your skills could be the perfect fit for our innovative team at Eleo. Please apply directly on this page with your CV and cover letter and we look forward to receiving your application. 



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