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European Project Manager Engineering (m/f/x)

Our client, globally successful in designing and manufacturing mechanical components for industries such as transportation, mining, energy, food & beverage and aerospace, is hiring for the site near Dusseldorf the European Project Manager Engineering (m/f/x)

Role Summary:

We are looking for a Project Manager with an Engineering background to guide product development projects (including new product development (NPD), Research & Development (R&D) and Value Add Value Engineering (VAVE) projects) from inception through to completion. In this role, the individual will lead multiple international projects of a highly complex nature that encompass the Shaft Management product line within the Process and Motion Control Platform. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, able to multi-task, and a good problem solver with common sense and a practical approach to problems. This position will report into the Director Global Engineering Shaft Management Products & Chains also based in Germany.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project
  • Clearly identify the project scope and objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team and communicate to all impacted shareholders
  • Identify changes to the project scope, balance project constraints and communicate to leadership the impact to budget and schedule
  • Recognize when problems, technical or otherwise, are developing in a way that threatens the budget or schedule and take corrective actions to mitigate the problem
  • Represent the project team at project meetings and executive report outs, responding to questions, identifying action items and following up as needed
  • Learn and use the PDP (Product Development Process) to prepare detailed project plans, action plans, estimates, schedules and forecasts as well as communicate project status
  • Use Visual Management to track status, compliance to schedule, responsibility, budget, risks and issues on each project

Capabilities and Success Factors:

  • Executes multiple projects with the discipline to stay focused with top priorities
  • Leads by example, demonstrating the highest standards of Integrity, Ethical Conduct, Commitment and Performance within the business unit and across the company
  • Challenges established mind-set, especially in growth programs to ensure that our value positioning is real, sustainable and creates benefit for our customers
  • Challenges traditional methods of thinking within the sector, market, and industry to identify long term strategic product/business opportunities for growth and market leadership
  • Collaborates across all departments and influence international cross-functional groups to reach common goals in the absence of formal authority
  • Listens and accept the views of others without abandoning own position
  • Effectively communicates in English and German both in writing and verbally
  • Leads and motivates team members and others within the organization toward achieving established goals
  • Generates and implements innovative ideas and recommendations


  • Degree BS degree in Engineering / Technologies related field, MBA preferred
  • 5 -7 years of direct experience in Project Management or Program Management in Industrial B2B Company
  • Highly developed planning and organizational skills with a project management process
  • Experience in multiple discipline, multiple location projects
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • PMP Certification or PSM (Project Success Method) Certification preferred
  • 6 Sigma Experience / Certification
  • Experience with 5-why problem solving and Counter Measure techniques
  • Experience with scheduling tools like MS Project and proficiency with the MS Office package

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