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Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V. (MCFE) sells superior quality forklift trucks and warehouse equipment under the Cat® Lift Trucks brands and Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks brands. MCFE has evolved to become one of the most important market players. MCFE supplies products for the business-to-business (B2B) market within independent Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks and CAT Lift Trucks dealer networks in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and CIS. 

MCFE’s European headquarter is based in Almere, the Netherlands. Sales and distribution offices are located in Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Germany and Dubai. MCFE’s shareholders are Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd. (Japan) and Caterpillar Industrial Inc. (US).


We have now two vacancies: Product Manager Forklift Trucks and Senior Parts Purchaser. Please scroll down.
For the Equipment Department we are looking for a dedicated

Product Manager Forklift Trucks

Job description:

As a product manager you are the champion and expert for the assigned product group and responsible for its competitiveness throughout the lifecycle. You are familiar with all relevant developments regarding market requirements, competition, regulation and technology. Above all you know how to translate these requirements into a product plan in which the development priority is based on commercial potential.

During the entire process of product development you are actively leading the marketing management. You are responsible for creating the functional requirements and assuring market acceptance. You see it as an important task in your role to keep dealers and internal departments informed of product modifications, introductions of new products and options in time.

You provide commercial product training as well as relevant product information to appropriate marketing support groups to enable them to carry out their tasks. You are responsible for evaluating and informing dealers and internal departments of competitive products. As the product expert you introduce new products and reply to specific product inquiries from dealers and internal departments. As a Product Manager Forklift Trucks you will report directly to the General Manager Equipment. This role is a challenging role were all facets of product management will occur.

Are you ready for a new challenge? We hope to meet you soon in Almere.


  • HBO/University degree commercial/technical.
  •  You have knowledge of:
    • forklift trucks and material handling industry.
    • the product development process and project management skills.
    • and experience in industrial marketing of capital goods in an international environment.
    • and are familiar with dealer based distribution methods
  • Understanding of market research and product management.
  • You are analytical, entrepreneurial, commercial and customer-oriented.
  • You have excellent social and communicative skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, written and spoken and preferably other modern languages.
  • Periodically frequent travel required.

Contact details:
Do you see yourself as the Product Manager Forklift Trucks for MCFE? Please send your CV and a short motivation letter before 12th of  December 2018 to Barbara.vandenes(a), HR Advisor.

If you wish some extra information on the role please contact Willem de Jong, General Manager Equipment, tel: (+31)-(0)6 1317550.


For the Inbound Department we are looking for a dedicated

Senior Parts Purchaser

Job description:
The parts Inbound department is accountable for improving the interaction between the customer and the distribution channel related to secondary products supporting the company’s primary products.

As a Senior Parts Purchaser you work in a very international environment. There will be a close collaboration with the other team members. You will make sure that the daily management of parts purchasing and expediting runs smoothly. Being responsible for the initial purchase of spare parts you are also in the lead of selecting new suppliers, contract negotiations and price stability.

You have a commercial drive to reach the best result. You monitor and improve the KPI’s as determined in the business plan. You see it as a personal achievement to reach cost reductions in purchasing. As a networker you are constructive in problem solving in close cooperation with suppliers and other departments. Internally you provide input on the Business Plan, the authorization set up and the sales opportunities that show in the vendor & market information systems.

Are you ready for a new challenge? We hope to meet you soon in Almere


  • Bachelor degree (Technical, commercial or purchasing). (NEVI 1 + 2.)
  • More than 5 years’  relevant purchasing experience, preferably in an international setting.
  • Wide experience in cost reduction and strategic purchasing.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Excel and Access).
  • Fluent in the English and Dutch language, written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another West European language would be an asset.
  •  Travel is required in this role.

Contact details:
Do you see yourself as an Senior Parts Purchaser? Please send your CV and a short motivation letter before 12th of  December 2018 to Barbara.vandenes(a), HR Advisor.

If you wish some extra information on the role please contact Albert Huisman, Manager Parts Inbound at (+31)- (0)6 29034056.

Or would you like to send us an open application, we kindly request you to send your motivation letter + CV to