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Project Manager

Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge - one where you can really make a difference? Are you passionate about technology and keen to share your expertise internationally? Step forward and discover Swisslog! Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.

Working as part of our #ProjectTeam with a great team spirit, you will use the power of technology to shape the future of intralogistics for forward-thinking customers. We're offering a talented individual the opportunity to join our incredible team and get the most out of their potential - could it be you?

The Project Manager will manage automated equipment projects for various Swisslog customers. Typical customer projects include storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, pallet stacker cranes, AGV's and robotics.

Your tasks:

  • Establish, manage and motivate mixed (Swisslog and client), cross-functional realization project team
  • Leverage team member's skills / experience to enhance the project team's results
  • Influence and convince customers, sub-suppliers, direct reports and managers

Analytical thinking
  • Increase project benefit and prevent project risks by appropriate risk management
  • Selection of potential sub-contractors for the project in cooperation with other company functions (engineering, control system etc.)

Technical / commercial knowledge & planning
  • Regularly perform and update critical path analysis
  • Elaborate contracts with sub-contractors, minimizing risks for Swisslog

Team work & integrity
  • Give support to the Sales department in the contract definition phase and in future relationship for extensions and/or new business
  • Ensures the issue of the project documentation according to the Swisslog quality standards
  • Ensures Sub-contractors supply on the required level of quality (CE, validation, etc.)

Results oriented
  • Lead responsibility that all the project specifications (layout, functional, acceptance test specs. etc.) are timely issued and detailed enough to avoid technical and contractual risks for Swisslog
  • Assume a constant attention and motivation in claim management towards the sub-contractors

Customer focus
  • Represent Swisslog and take responsibility for the customer
  • On-site consultation / assistance at customer meetings, with the support of the site manager (if any) and/or by the IM when ever needed

Your Profile:

  • Technical engineer (college level) or high school qualification with adequate experience
  • Previous experience in project management or work with a project methodology approach in a technical and customer-oriented environment
  • Project Management experience in a complex engineering environment ideally automated equipment
  • Proven experience of managing successful long-term projects
  • Previous experience working in the logistics industry desirable
  • Technical understanding of Automation Software, supplier components (cranes, conveyors, AGV etc.) would be advantageous

We Offer

  • Highly competitive salary and benefits
  • A great working environment
  • Working with advanced technologies
  • Future-oriented projects with leading brands
  • Hands on training & skills development
  • Domestic and international career opportunities
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