At Voortman Steel Machinery, we develop and build innovative machines and production lines for the steel processing industry. All the (cloud) software is also developed in-house. In the Netherlands and England, a team of software developers is working on a cloud-based ERP/MES software solution. This can automate work preparation for customers worldwide. To expand the team we are looking for a Product Manager.

What are you going to do?

As Product Manager you will have a major contribution to the commercial success of the software application. You will identify the needs of our customers and the market. You will be in contact with our customers, visit relevant events and you will do market research. On this basis, together with the managers, you determine which strategic direction we should take and you create the product roadmap. You determine which functionalities need to be added to the application and prioritize them. You discuss these new functionalities with the software developers in the Netherlands and England. For new releases you provide support in reviewing documentation, training materials and manuals. In addition, you think along with the marketing team what their strategy should be and how we should market the application.

  • You will do market research by talking to customers, analyzing competitors and visiting important events;
  • Based on the data you collect, you determine the strategic positioning of the application;
  • You will create the product roadmap. You discuss this roadmap with Sales, Business Development, the Business Unit Manager and the Management Team;
  • You will have regular contact with consultants, managers, software architects and software developers in the UK about the current status and progress of new developments;
  • You will support the release process and together with the marketing team you will think about positioning/ go-to-market strategy.

Why work at Voortman









We offer

Voortman is a company where all are willing to support one another. A company with a pleasant working environment. We are convinced that this contributes to the performance of each and every one of us. furthermore, we offer:

  • A good salary;
  • 40 vacation days;
  • Internal growth opportunities;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Working for an innovative organization;
  • A lot of variety in the work you do;
  • Fun staff activities.

We are looking for

  • You do have a degree in Business IT and Management, Technical Management, Business Administration, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics or similar;
  • You are able to quickly master systems and processes;
  • You are strong in communication and can work well in an international team;
  • You are entrepreneurial, able to make strategic decisions and set priorities;
  • Preferably you have experience with Agile/ Scrum methodologies.








Seeing ideas become a reality: it sounds nice but it really does happen at Voortman. And these are ground-breaking ideas. We make the most innovative machinery and product lines for the steel construction and plate-processing industry and offer the most comprehensive service. For customers around the world. Going through the process with a customer to arrive at a production line that integrates seamlessly into his process. Regardless of how often we do it, it is special each time and provides a great deal of satisfaction.

Meet your colleagues

Maarten Wieringa & Tim Schreurs

Maarten and Tim travel the world to make sure our customers' machines stay in top condition. Their job is very varied and technical.

Valentijn Velten

The colleagues in the Product Management department are constantly asking themselves ‘how can we meet our customers' needs even better? Valentijn Velten talks in about his work as a Product Manager.

Jack Cater

Jack is a Software Developer at Voortman. Our innovative, cloud-based software helps automate and optimize our customers' production flow. What exactly is Jack working on?

Jessie Muller

Jessie started as a Mechanical Engineer Projects is now a Project Manager. Together with his colleagues, he makes sure the customer gets exactly what they expect. Take a look at the journey of our projects.

Tom Nijhof

In our workplace, we work passionately every day to assemble our machines. From start to finish. Test Engineer Tom Nijhof knows all about it!

Stef Rohaan

Building a machine sometimes requires thousands of parts. Our colleague Stef gives you a look behind the scenes at the Parts & Consumables department.

Rutger Voortman & Gerhard ten Bolscher

Whether you clean the workshop on Saturdays, graduate with us or work in the office; you are part of the Voortman team! Rutger and Gerhard talk about what it's like to have a side job at Voortman.

Sietse Tempelman & Ramon Annen

Our Installation & Commissioning Engineers are Voortman's adventurers! They travel the world to install or adjust our machines to the customer's process. How do Sietse and Ramon experience that? 

Robert Stegeman

Passion for technology and craftsmanship; that's what we are all about. Robert has been working as a Welder at Voortman since 2016. The best thing about his job? "That we build a complete machine from a steel plate."

Wouter Rozenberg

The beating heart of every machine is the electrical control cabinet. The Cabinet Control Production is where these cabinets are assembled from start to finish. How does this work?

Frank Demmer

Every project undertaken at Voortman is based on an idea from the Engineering Department. Frank is Lead Engineer at Voortman. What does his job entail?

Dennis ter Harmsel

Dennis has been with Voortman for more than 10 years and, as Account Manager, is responsible for relationship management with our customers. He will take you along in his role.

Peter Lanting

What our Software Engineers come up with is made on our own campus. After all, at Voortman we do everything ourselves! Software Engineer Peter shows you this process.

Koen Lubbers

Our Finance department is capable of everything! Koen has been working as Financial Controller since 2021 and will take you around the department. What makes him enjoy being part of the team? 

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