Project Lead

Veendam, the Netherlands


We are looking for a Project Lead on a temporary basis.

Who we are

Kisuma Chemicals BV (more than 100 FTE) is the leading global supplier of synthetic layered double hydroxides (commonly referred to as "hydrotalcites"). These compounds are used as functional additives in plastics, mainly for automotive and construction applications. Professionalism, commitment and continuity are central to our corporate culture. This is reflected, among other things, in a flat organisational structure and the desire to keep developing the organisation and its employees. 

What is your challenge at Kisuma?

The project lead acts on behalf of Kisuma Chemicals to safeguard the interests of Kisuma Chemicals. 

The project leader manages the project and/or sub-projects, so that the agreed objectives are achieved. Safety, cost control and planning are central to this. 

The project leader reports to the Operations Manager. 

Specifically, the following tasks are part of your position: 

  • Drafting a clear definition of Kisuma Chemicals's project scope and developing a concrete project plan based on the available information. 

  • Ensuring the success of the project, both in construction and commissioning phase. 

  • Oversee cost control during the project. 

  • Achieving the (financial) project objectives by properly planning the right resources (external personnel). 

  • Managing expectations of senior management and stakeholders; planning, tracking and reviewing the results of work. 

  • Ensuring proper safety awareness and communication during the various phases of the project. 

  • Ensuring that the project is delivered on schedule, within budget and with the correct “as build” documentation, in line with the existing Kisuma Chemicals working methods. 

  • Supervising compliance with company and safety regulations during the project activities. 

Project Elements

The project plan that we expect from the project lead will include: 

  • A clearly defined scope, outlining the project phasing and the deliverables. 

  • Appointed project team members and arranged consultation frequency with all stakeholders, including a communication plan to all employees. 

  • Carrying out risk studies in advance to ensure compliance with regulations (legionella, emission, ARBO, NEN3140, etc.). The Management of Change Procedure must be followed. 

  • Construction drawings and construction calculations provided. 

  • A prepared budget for the entire project in advance. 

  • Established GO/NO GO decision points. 

  • Arranging quotations and cost control for the entire project. 

  • Planning and coordinating construction work in the correct order. 

  • Being clear about when to scale up if additional wishes/requirements arise during the project. 

  • Success of the final project, in a safe manner. 

  • Delivery and processing of all information in the existing systems of Kisuma Chemicals (including Ultimo, archives, Exact). 

  • Carrying out the evaluation with all stakeholders. 

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Who You Are

The project leader puts the project members, as well as the hired companies, in motion and arranges the necessary project resources and facilities. 

They are a decisive person who knows how to get ahead without jeopardizing the quality of the project. 

They are able to make the planning on paper as well as monitoring progress in the field on a daily basis. 

Naturally, they take into account the wishes of members and stakeholders involved in the project. 

They exclusively give the client the opportunity to let the developments within the organization coincide with the objectives of the project. 

  • HBO level. 

  • Demonstrable experience with construction projects within the chemical industry. 


  • The vacancy is temporary, for a period of approximately one year. 

  • Appointment is possible on a temporary contract, secondment and as a self-employed person. 

Interested? You can apply before June 16th by sending an e-mail to, along with your motivation and CV, or scroll down to submit your application through this page.

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