Dematic Software Project Manager in Austin, Texas
Software Project Manager
Functional Area: Project Engineering
Location: USA - TX - Austin
Req ID: 52394
Job Type: Regular
Job Time: Full-Time
Experience Level: Mid Level
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
Required Travel %: 35.00
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
Position/Title: Project Manager
Department: Project Management
At Dematic, we view order fulfillment within the four walls of a distribution center as a single, interconnected process. Our Warehouse Execution Software, powered by Distribution Science ®, combines execution with intelligence. We synchronize the discrete and low-level processes to create a real-time decision engine that drives labor and equipment at the highest efficiency. Our software provides customers the operational agility they need to handle the demands of an omni-channel environment.
This role primarily works with high-profile external clients either directly or through system integrators. Projects vary in size and scope and require flexibility and tailored project management tools and solutions. This position requires day-to-day management of project team personnel, communication with both internal and external key stakeholders, and interaction with subject matter experts to ensure that a quality solution is delivered.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, CIS or MIS). MBA is a plus.
Minimum Experience: Achievement in both academic studies and the workplace including:
The candidate should have a history that illustrates the following traits and performance characteristics:
Proven leadership and motivational skills
Superior communication skills, both written and oral
Timeliness and consistency in delivery across jobs and projects
Focus on bottom line impact to company and clients
Ability to adapt and learn from mistakes
Strong personal initiative, resourcefulness, and good hands-on attitude
Team-oriented, proactive attitude, with the ability to work with different personalities and professional styles
Ability to work under general supervision
Ability to travel 25-50% on average (Initial training period of 6 months may be higher)
Three or more years’ experience in related role
Strong business acumen, problem solving skills, and ability to document complex business workflows and processes
Two or more years’ experience with an enterprise software company—database and control systems application experience is considered a plus
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Experience with direct customer interaction
Experience in producing standard project planning and requirements documents: MS Project plans, risk matrix, functional requirements, communication plans, status reports, vision, and scope documents
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio)
Knowledge of logistics, supply chain, or database-oriented projects is considered a plus
Oversee entire project lifecycle from kickoff to post mortem
Engage early with Sales to ensure smooth handoff of client into project mode
Minimize scope creep through project by defining clear requirements and establishing sound communication plans early with team and client
Define and manage client expectations as they relate to their business objectives
Execute change management
Contract management—develop, clarify, and manage the scope of the project as needed
Provide timely communication to key internal and external stakeholders
Identify and manage project risks
Define roles and responsibilities of the team; identify the project management tools necessary for successful implementation
Prepare the communication plan and related project status reports in a timely manner
Ensure that contract deliverables are met and financial goals/milestones are successfully achieved
Identify and manage overall project dependencies; ensure that project deliverables stay on time and within budget
Provide feedback to internal team members during project
Execute formal lessons learned session at end of project
Provide smooth transition to support for client
This job description reflects agility in the positions at Dematic, and it is management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the additional tasks that may be assigned.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.