Dematic Manager, Mobile Automation Project Management in Holland, Michigan
Manager, Mobile Automation Project Management
Functional Area: Research & Development
Location: USA - MI - Holland
Req ID: 52467
Job Type: Regular
Job Time: Not Indicated
Experience Level: Senior Level
Required Education: Bachelors Degree
Required Travel %: 30.00
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.
The Lead Project Manager is responsible for managing the Mobile Automation Project Management group and related Mobile Automation Projects. In this role the Lead Project Manager will develop the direction for the group and manage departmental KPIs. This role will also work closely with other Mobile Automation Management to provide automated solutions for our customers. Based on project demand this role could also require management of high level or high visibility projects.
Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Business, Finance, Engineering, or related field
8+ years of project management experience
Prior experience managing people or processes
Certifications in project management, product development, lifecycle or process management
Experience managing automation projects that include (but are not limited to): automated guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems, warehouse management software, etc.
Overall management and direction for the Mobile Automation Project Management group
Managing the overall project management process
Developing pre-sales project plans and solutions
Developing post sales project plans and solutions
Holding regular project status meetings and documenting project status
Completing and submitting internal and external status reports
Proactively communicating information needed by team members to complete their tasks
Participating in customer meetings
Identifying, documenting, and tracking issues, risks, and dependencies
Seeking out, implementing, and documenting problem resolutions
Identifying and implementing process improvements
Following-up on open issues and action items to ensure they are resolved
Ensuring that Dematic leadership has a comprehensive understanding of projects, timelines, dependencies, etc.
Supporting business development efforts, as requested
This position may include any other duties assigned by the company
Ability to manage multiple projects teams concurrently
Ability to understand information quickly, derive insight, synthesize information clearly and concisely, and devise solutions
Inclination to take ownership of assigned direction, initiatives and independently drive for results
Ability to interface at all levels of the organization within and outside of the company
Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
Strong meeting facilitation skills
Demonstrated self-confidence, honesty and integrity
Understanding and commitment to the philosophy, mission, values and vision of Dematic
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Office and ERP systems
Excellent Negotiation Skills
- As business needs require-30%
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.