Managing Coordinator Departments ID and IE&IS (0,8 - 1 fte)

Updated: 25 days ago
Deadline: today

Contribute to the future of ID and IE&IS through impactful business operations

Join our dynamic team as the Managing Coordinator for the department of Industrial Design (ID) and the department Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS)! We're seeking a driven and pragmatic Coordinator who can support the Managing Director by overseeing projects, streamlining processes, and collaborating with the service teams. This role gives you the opportunity to develop and grow in our departments.  


The Department of Industrial Design (ID) is one of the nine departments of TU/e and has an internationally leading position because of its core commitment to research through design (RtD) and its strikingly original conceptual work. ID's ambition is to be recognized as one of the top departments in the world that conduct exciting research in the intersection of Design, Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Sciences and Humanities. In particular, the department aims to inspire and educate a new generation of design engineers who can contribute with their novel designs, their fluency in AI/ML algorithms and data, and their academic critical questioning, to the imminent and complex societal challenges our world is facing nowadays.

The department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences aims at being a European frontrunner in research and education on leading responsible and effective technology development and implementation in industry and society. IE&IS mission is to integrate social sciences and humanities with engineering research, resulting in high quality scientific output and in excellent educational programs, that create meaningful technology-based impact for the contemporary challenges of industry, government, and society. As a part of Eindhoven University of Technology, research and education in the department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences focuses on gaining knowledge on and designing solutions for complex industrial and societal challenges arising from the interplay between new key enabling technologies (e.g., robotics, artificial intelligence, green energy and high-tech systems) and humans, companies and society at large.

Key responsibilities

As Managing Coordinator, you support the Managing Director in organizing the business operations of our two departments in alignment with university and department guidelines, frameworks, and procedures. The key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Managing Director in developing and executing policy with respect to improving operations and processes at the departments and ensuring the implementation of the approved policy.
  • Stimulate operational excellence across both departments by closely collaborating with the service teams (Finance, HR, IT, ESA, Research & Grant support) and the management assistants. Bridging services where possible between the two departments, while recognizing the distinct needs of the two departments.
  • Engage with service providers across campus, e.g. Real Estate, Facility Services and LIS (IT-department) to maintain the facilities and services of the Atlas building.
  • Assess approval requests from service teams and provide advice and support to stakeholders regarding business operations.
  • Support the Managing Director in various university wide projects .
  • Coordinate and prepare the Management Team meeting in consultation with the Managing Director and Management Assistant.

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