(Senior) Project Manager in the Netherlands or Germany

– Location: The Netherlands and Germany

About Ab Ovo

At Ab Ovo, It is our mission to help supply chain and logistics companies work more efficiently, make better decisions and be sustainable. We add value through AI driven transformation & solutions that digitize processes, create data insight and enable automated decisions. We work for some of the world’s leading airlines, logistics companies, retailers, maritime & rail organizations. Our highly qualified 110 colleagues, mainly with very strong analytical background, work from offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Capelle a/d IJssel, Copenhagen & Dusseldorf. Ab Ovo offers the best of both worlds: large and small. The professional aspect of working with large ambitious clients, combined with the security and familiarity of a close-knit team.   

We have a dedicated project management team, focused on guiding key customer projects and (agile) continuous improvement cycles. Every project manager typically runs 2 – 3 customer engagements simultaneously.  

What you’ll do  

  • Lead software, data & change projects at our customers. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of consultants, developers and data scientists and will coach and guide the team to deliver and grow. As part of this you give pro-active feedback and challenge the team to look at new ideas or methods.  
  • Manage customer relationships, usually with a delivery manager counterpart and with key stakeholders at customers. Often our project managers play a key role in managing expectations, helping the customer prioritize and resolve issues.   
  • Oversee the delivery process and ensure your team keeps on track. Prepare, coordinate and host Steerco’s and internal PMO meetings and report on progress.  
  • Plan resources, sprints and deliverables. Manage project budget and profitability.  
  • (Co) Write project plans, statements of work, estimations etc. And manage tools such as JIRA.  
  • Spot opportunities to drive further growth at our customer(s) and work with your team on identifying and pursuing commercial upsell opportunities.  
  • Negotiate work packages and change request pricing and terms within existing projects or engagements. For larger customers / engagements, this will often be together with the account manager or business lead. For small customers / engagements you might be in the lead.  
  • Experienced project managers tend to also become more knowledgeable on our customer’s strategy and their objectives and we therefor encourage project managers to also actively participate on the content of a project

      What you will bring  

      • As a project manager, you will have at least 5 years’ experience in Data / Technology / Consulting of which 2 years in a project management capacity. For senior project managers we are looking for 10 years industry experience of which at least 5 years in a project management capacity.  
      • Master degree in supply chain, logistics, operations research or comparable.  
      • Project management certification and training. E.g. PMP, IPMA-B, Prince II, QPLC or comparable. 
      • Experience with agile software development.  
      • Strong analytical skills; ability to analyze and structure complex situations and decide on way forward with your project team (e.g. project risk assessment, managing schedule and budget constraints). 
      • Well-developed negotiation skills; as a project manager you are the first escalation point and it helps if you get energy from resolving conflicting interests and finding common ground.  
      • Excellent communication and influencing skills, know how to get things done internally and externally 
      • Fluent in t English, both verbally and in writing. German language skills on a business level are a big plus.   
      • Hands-on mentality. We are a relatively small organization and everyone helps to get things done.  

      What we offer 

      • Super smart and collaborative team with a passion for trains, planes, ships and trucks. 
      • International work environment; work for international customers and projects and occasionally international travel for work. 
      • Flexible working hours and locations. Much of our work can be done remote, so you pick what works best for you. At home, in our offices or at the customer.  
      • We invest a great deal in personal growth: trainings & certifications, but also time to experiment and work on ‘pet’ projects. 
      • Culture of innovation and experimentation with frequent hackathons and interesting workshops. 
      • Big enough to do major projects, small enough to know everyone on a first name basis. 
      • Good work / life balance. We understand life sometimes throws a curveball and that you need time / flexibility to take care of personal things. Overtime is actively discouraged. 
      • Excellent compensation package with amongst others a bonus plan. 

        Interested?

        Ready for your next career step? Send us your CV at jobs@ab-ovo.com or call us on (+31 (0)10 286 1533) and we are happy to help you discover what would be a good match!

        How can we help you?

        We support numerous use cases and deliver clarity by digitizing decision processes with extensive industry expertise, smart technology solutions and our skilled analytical team.