Head of Green Technology (m/f)

March 28, 2019

At Tembo we believe in technology to improve our world. Several of our companies prove this by designing machines, which can produce better and alternative products. To focus our search for new technologies to accelerate the green revolution, we have started a new company in Kampen (NL), Tembo Green B.V.

To lead this company, we are looking for a:


The aim of Tembo Green is to develop and sell machines for future green markets. Our new head of green technology will assemble a team to find new technologies and help new ideas mature into products for these green markets. You will research which markets and technologies could provide the best opportunities for Tembo, being a high-tech machine supplier.

For developing new machine platforms you can source the technologies and expertise’s of all Tembo companies. Additionally, we encourage you to explore technologies and start-ups in other markets, for cross-over innovations.

The Green Technology Team is a new initiative at Tembo. As head of this team, you will need to have a pioneering and entrepreneurial mindset. We will offer you many opportunities and we will encourage you to do your job as you think would fit best. Meanwhile we expect to see promising results within three years.


To successfully perform in this function, you will need the following capabilities:

  • able to work on a Msc level, educated in the fields of technical business administration or (mechanical) engineering;
  • extensive experience in (multiple) technical working environments;
  • familiar with being result responsible;
  • experienced in business development and in conducting market analyses;
  • experienced in a successful start-up is an advantage;
  • result-driven, determined, inspiring and entrepreneurial;
  • creative and inventive thinker;
  • excellent in English, vocal and written.

Working conditions

You will experience that Tembo is a family-owned company and we take pride in an informal working environment and long-term commitments. We invest in the education and development of our employees and support local social and cultural initiatives. Working at Tembo, means working in an international, technology-driven environment. We offer a good salary and as a family-company we value good benefits for our employees. Additionally, we offer a lucrative program to stimulate cycling to work.

About Tembo

Tembo is an international group of companies, headquartered in Kampen, The Netherlands. In total, over 1100 people work at our fourteen Tembo companies, in ten different countries. Together they develop high-tech machine platforms (ITM, TDC, Imatec, EME Engel, SPI), are experts in product engineering (Tricas), in performance improvement (Gemba Solutions) and in tooling precision machine parts (PMP).

At Tembo we trust in technology to improve our world. We are enabling the introduction of better and alternative products in different markets and this is one of the reasons we will start the production of paper straws this year. The knowledge our companies SPI, PMP Poland and ITM bring together, contribute to the design and manufacturing of the machinery needed for paper straw production. One machine platform gives us the capacity to become the largest paper straw production company in Europe. We hope this will drive-out the use of plastic straws fast.

Send in your application

Interested in this job? Please send your motivation and resume via the button below. For more detailed information about the job, call our recruiter, Freddy Wennemars, at +31 612787427.

Acquisition is not appreciated.