Sr. Lean Engineer

Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Venlo, NL, 5928 LW

Company:  Vista

For our Engineering Team, we are seeking a: Sr. Lean Engineer

Step into the dynamic world of Vistaprint as a Sr. Lean Engineer. Here, we don't just improve production processes; we innovate and redefine them.

Join us and experience a workspace where challenges meet opportunities, and every idea finds its stage. Reporting directly to the Lead Lean Specialist, you'll be at the forefront of enhancing our production quality, efficiency, and innovation. Dive into a role where no two days are alike, and every project is a journey of discovery.


What will you do as a Sr. Lean Engineer?

As a Sr. Lean Engineer you will work closely with the production team at our VistaPrint Manufacturing plant in Venlo, to carry out technical and process improvements within the facility. The work environment is fast-paced, energetic and dedicated to achieving ambitious goals. You will work with other VistaPrint engineering teams to understand the current state of operations, implement improvements, and apply best practices on optimizing both existing and new process flows. You are responsible for the equipment’s optimal operation and you offer technical support when selecting new equipment and for the maintenance of the machines.

  • Drive advanced innovation: Take advantage of the energetic and lively environment to develop and precisely execute innovative ideas. Previous projects involved reducing material waste in our unstable printing processes, improving logistics, cutting down on waste and scrap, and enhancing various printing techniques.
  • Lead amidst dynamics: Recognize the challenges that come with a rapidly evolving landscape. Transform these challenges into opportunities for growth, both on a personal and technical front.
  • Champion strategic initiatives: At Vistaprint, we value foresight. Whether it's the introduction of a cutting-edge machine or the overhaul of an existing process, you'll take the lead, guiding projects from start to finish.
  • Stay ahead in technology: Enjoy the wide range of production processes and technologies at Vistaprint. Learn about different decoration and printing methods, including large format printing, dye-sublimation, transfer printing, engraving, digital embellishment, and embroidery.
  • Lead, collaborate, and inspire: As a senior figure, your role extends beyond tasks. Motivate others, align departments with our vision, and be a guiding expert.

In the 9 months working at Vistaprint, the dynamic and energetic workplace promised to me as a Manufacturing Engineer has exceeded expectations. The organization's drive for change and innovation motivates me daily. Initially, the dynamic nature was overwhelming, but it led to significant personal and technical growth.

Vistaprint values idea contributions and offers a diverse work environment where no two days are alike. I appreciate the autonomy in my role, allowing me to lead projects from conception to completion.

What attracts me as an Engineer is the blend of diverse production processes and technologies, combined with the traits of an E-commerce company. The advanced automation, digitalization, and 'Smart Factory' principles are evident. Walking on the shop floor excites me, especially with the frequent introduction of new technologies and processes, making it an Engineer's paradise.

 - Lead Manufacturing Engineer at VistaPrint 


As a successful applicant:
We value hands-on expertise and proactive involvement. While strategic oversight is essential, we're particularly interested in individuals who are eager to dive deep, get their hands dirty, and drive tangible results. Our ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, possesses a deep understanding of process engineering, and is passionate about technology. Here's what we're looking for:



  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC. 
  • Ability to multitask effectively.
  • Experience in process engineering.
  • Extensive on-the-job experience in a production environment, with a hands-on approach.
  • A strong affinity for technology.
  • Proficiency in English, living in commuting distance to Venlo and eligibility to work in the Netherlands.


  • Business management knowledge with a preference for practical application over mere strategy.
  • Proficiency in Dutch.
  • Familiarity with the graphic print industry.

 What do you get in return?

  • Flexible working hours between 6:00 am and 22:00 pm, with the possibility to work from home an average of 40% per quarter.
  • Attractive secondary conditions including travel allowance, pension scheme, collective discount at CZ, bicycle plan, company fitness, excellent remote working facilities, home working allowance, work-life mental support, Udemy Academy, and more.
  • Plenty of free time with 28 vacation days per year and the option to buy 5 extra days and 'The Break': every 5 years you work for us you get 2 extra weeks off.
  • Freedom and responsibility to perform your work.
  • A human-centric employer and an inspiring and fun team that ensures a work environment you go to with a smile every day.

Why choose VistaPrint?

Vistaprint is an international organization that is constantly evolving due to its growth. By using the latest machines and technologies, we can continue to guarantee this growth. As a result, our employees also develop and grow.

Our working atmosphere is informal and accessible. Everyone's door is open. Within teams and beyond, there is enthusiastic, dedicated, and committed collaboration.

 The basis of our culture is formed by the following 8 cultural behaviors:

  • Obsess over our customers & creators
  • Act like an owner
  • Be bold
  • Be data-driven
  • Constructively debate as trusting colleagues
  • Deliver amazing results together
  • Find, grow, and support great people
  • Relentlessly learn and improve

 How does the recruitment process look?

1.       Meet & greet with Cemre Hayirli (Recruiter) via Google Meet 

2.       Interview with Sander Ottenheijm (Director Manufacturing Tech) and Tim van Winssen (Lead Lean Specialist)

3.       Behavioral assessment

4.       Conversation with Carla (HRBP) and VSO Manager 

5.       Wrap up, are you happy and are we too?

6.       Offer!


We are looking for the best talent regardless of gender, race, religion, nationality, background, age, and orientation.

Do you want to be part of an ambitious organization that goes for the best result? Then click directly to apply!

For questions, you can contact our Recruiter, Cemre Hayirli, via or 0628565640


Acquisition by commercial parties is not desired, and no rights can be derived from sending unsolicited profiles.



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