Project Manager for the Central European defence market
You have a customer value focus and proven IT project results driven by your leadership skills. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment where you will be responsible for service deliveries to customers in the Central European market, and, at the same time, you will support business development in Germany.
As our new Project Manager, you will have the overall responsibility for delivery and implementation of Systematics’ defence products SitaWare and IRIS, in the Central European market. You will also support our business development activities in this region in close cooperation with our sales department. This includes supporting workshops, preparing proposals and other business development activity requiring the products and services we offer.
You will have the responsibility for multiple projects at the same time, being a mix between delivery and business development.You will prioritise, coordinate and optimise activities across the projects, and, in close cooperation with our DK office and your colleague project managers, you will do the same across the service delivery department. It is your responsibility to deliver to agreed scope, schedule and quality and, at the same time, maintain and develop the long-term customer relationship.
As part of the job, you will be gathering knowledge about the customer’s way of doing business and bring this back into Systematic to support development of world-class products and services for the defence sector worldwide. To do this, you will need to keep up to date with Systematic’s defence offerings while also acting directly as an advisor for our customers or bring into play the right colleagues that can help our customers improve their business.
In time, you will be people manager of your own team of highly skilled consultants, which you will grow in capability and size as we further develop our business in the Central European region. You will also be utilizing experts from other teams and departments to ensure the best quality in specific deliveries and to help ensure load balancing of employees across teams and departments.
Your skills and personality
We expect that you:
- Have an IT-related degree and qualifications comparable to PMI/PMP, Prince2 or IPMA level B/C
- Have 3-5 years of experience as a Project Manager and proven results running IT projects – preferably with German Bundeswehr and experience with V-Model XT
- Are skilled in combining business insight with IT knowledge to create value for the customer
- Are outgoing and excellent at communicating with our external customers
- Possess leadership experience and have the ability to coach and motivate others inside and outside own organisation
- Have a proven ability to deliver on cost, schedule and quality
- Military knowledge or experience is an advantage but not a requirement
- ITIL and Scrum certification is also an advantage.
You are ambitious, and you set the bar high. You have the will and the ability to continuously develop yourself and, as a team player, contribute to the continuous development of both the team and the company. You have a positive attitude, and you are committed, flexible and diplomatic.
You are a native German speaker who is fluent in business English and capable of qualifying for a security clearance up to NATO Secret. You will work out of our Cologne office with reference to Programme Manager in Denmark. Expected amount of travel will be 30-40% of your worktime, both within and outside Germany.
Our IT solutions make it simpler for the users to make critical decisions. In the defence and healthcare sectors, critical decisions often concern matters of life and death. In both the private and the public sector, our solutions must handle large amounts of data, e.g. in the library sector with more than 50 million yearly loans. To be able to continue the development of solutions that customers trust, we continuously challenge each other, our work processes and technologies. We have a highly pro-active education and training policy with defined career paths and internal pro-active Knowledge Networks.
We stay constantly focused on making everything better. Our unique combination of strong principles from CMMI and the best aspects of LEAN and Scrum enable us to develop reliable, high-quality solutions for our customers and to deliver them to the agreed price and deadline. We work in teams, and some of our teams include well-integrated insourced developers.
We prioritise a sensible balance between work and private life, and our agile approach provides you with an excellent opportunity of being able to plan your own tasks and working hours to a great extent. We value social cohesion at the workplace and have a very active staff association.
Because we also work with security classified projects, all Systematic personnel must have security clearance. Learn more at http://systematic.com/clearance.
Questions and application procedure
If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Systematic’s German office at +49 221 650 738 71.
Application deadline: Please send us your application as soon as possible as interviews will commence shortly.
Commencement: By appointment
We look forward to receiving your application.