Program Manager

Job description

Do you want to contribute to a more sustainable world? Are you excited to help shape the future of battery technology and consequently the future of consumer electronics and mobility? Can you not wait to dive into a VC-backed deep tech scale-up with the ambition to change the world?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Program Manager to join our innovative and ambitious organization.

About LeydenJar

LeydenJar is a high-tech company, developing pure silicone anodes for a lithium-ion battery that will change the world. We are proud that, here at LeydenJar, we:

  • boost Li-ion battery energy density by 70% by using 10x thinner anodes
  • improved cycle life to >450
  • achieved fast charging to 60% in under 10 min!

We are currently still in an R&D phase, but we are ready to start the actual production of anode foil. LeydenJar Plant One will open in 2026.

Your mission

As a Program Manager you are (primary) responsible for managing all aspects of various projects. You will plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress and keep stakeholders informed the entire way. As an experienced Program Manager you will provide leadership, bring in the knowledge and expand the capabilities of the team by establishing best practices, policies, project management methodologies, etc.

In this role you will:

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives in consultation with LT
  • Plan and manage resources needed in an effective and efficient manner
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resources needed
  • Prepare and manage detailed project execution schedules and work plans
  • Optimize the project cost and result, incl. identification of risks and opportunities;
  • Ensure timely procurement and subcontracting and manage subcontracted scopes;
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments if needed
  • Provide updates on consistent basis to the different stakeholders about the progress
  • Ensure adequate project controls;
  • Ensure lessons learned are systematically captured;
  • Report to the COO

Job requirements

About you:

  • You have Bachelor/ Master's degree in business administration or equivalent;
  • You have minimum 5-8 years of proven experience in a project management role;
  • PMP certification is an advantage
  • You have comprehensive understanding of complex multi-disciplinary projects;
  • You possess excellent business acumen and ability to solve problems creatively
  • You are familiar with project management software tools, methodologies and best practices
  • Your communication skills in Dutch and/or English, both spoken and written are excellent
  • You have the ability to work in a scaling up, multicultural and dynamic environment.

What can you expect from us?

  • Unique experience in a rapidly scaling VC-backed start-up environment
  • Chance to work on potentially world-changing technology that can be a game changer to a range of industries and a key enabler for the energy transition
  • Application for work/residence permit and 30% ruling will be supported by us (no guarantee, though)
  • Great colleagues; at LeydenJar you will be part of a multi-national, ambitious, innovative and entrepreneurial team/20+ different nationalities!/
  • We host internal FUN events each year and offer personal development perks.

Do you want to take on the challenge as a Program Manager? 

We are looking forward to your application!

At LeydenJar we value diversity, and we provide equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, etc. If there are two or more applicants of equal suitability for a certain position, LeydenJar can under circumstances decide to select applicants based on positive discrimination in full compliance with all relevant and applicable law.