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Project Manager

Schneider Electric Systems Slovakia s.r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 2 100 EUR/monthThis is the minimum offered salary for the advertised position. Our priority is to find the best talents on the market and offer a fair and competitive final salary which reflects candidate's experience and professional qualifications.
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation with a unique local presence through our 140.000+ employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. We are a technology company and create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives.

Schneider Electric Process Automation is a division that creates and applies advanced technologies offering safety, critical and distributed control systems, measurement & instrumentation products, visualization and simulation software solutions. The marketplace knows us from our premier brands - Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, Simsci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware.

The purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of a project within a single customer or product application and with limited multi-national and multi-party involvement. Is accountable for the overall success of the project.

KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works with Sales and Supply Chain before project is sold to help scope the work, determine resource requirements, identify price, determine discounts, and identify any potential risks related to the project
- Prepares and coordinates commercial offers to customers, working together with engineering to determine hardware and software specification, and engineering estimates
- Develops a project plan that provides the customer with a fully integrated set of product, process, and technical solutions that draw on Schneider Electric’s total value proposition to meet the needs of the customer and support the execution of the master project plan (if in place)
- Manages projects, directing project team according to process descriptions
- Main contact point for customers, vendors, subcontractors during the implementation of the project
- Ensures maximum profitability and minimum capital need during the project implementation
- Participates on Site Surveys, Kick off Meetings, Progress Meetings, Factory Acceptance Tests, Site Acceptance Tests, Project Close-out meetings, and other meetings with clients, engineers, and suppliers, if required
- Works with third-party vendors to ensure compatibility with Schneider Electric’s solution
- Seeks and contracts with people resources for the project based on team members' expertise, skills, availability, and cost
- Aligns people resources from multiple internal functions (e.g., Engineering, Services, Sales, Product Development, Finance, Supply Chain) and third parties and ensures a productive working relationship between all team members to provide seamless and cost-effective delivery of Schneider Electric’s solutions to the customer
- Defines and communicates the project expectations of team members to clarify roles and ensure accountability for the achievement of project goals
- Demands the high-quality performance from colleagues, subcontractors and suppliers during contracting
- Controls incoming subcontractor invoices and supplier’s documentation
- Completes administrative tasks related to projects (SAP, reports, project follow-up)
- Identifies project risk factors and puts in place plans and actions to mitigate them
- Sets customer expectations and manages day-to-day customer relationships to stay apprised of customer's needs and concerns, mitigate project risks, and facilitate smooth delivery of the solution
- Proactively manages non-compliances, actively sells changes and modifications to the customer
- Personally addresses customer satisfaction issues that may compromise the impact of the project
- Maximizes project revenues by actively consulting with customers to fully diagnose problems and identify opportunities for extending project impact, success, and scope
- Builds customers' understanding of Schneider Electric’s customer value proposition and positions Schneider Electric in a manner that extends project scope from the as sold position and increases the value provided to the customer
- Develops understanding of customer's key buying factors and uses this understanding to assist in extending project scope
- Improves cashflow by identifying issues with project budget, streamlining billing activities, and monitoring and resolving issues with payments
- Identifies and disseminates project management best practices (e.g., PMI concepts) and applies standard project management processes as defined by MOS and the Global Project Management Office
- Performs any other task requested by manager related to the job scope.
- Demands and overview safe execution of project tasks on site, on the customer’s premises and in Schneider Electric’s warehouse/offices

Employee perks, benefits

- Employee share ownership program
- Very good cafeteria program for all employees
- Depending on position and performance - up to 2.5 months worth of annual bonus
- Special recognition program for high performers
- Schneider Electric wide internal mobility program - great way to progress on your career in-country or outside of country
- Countless opportunities for technical and soft skills development and learning
- Flexible working hours
- Possibility of home office
- Daily use of English
- Language courses
- Contribution to supplementary pension saving (DDS)
- Global family leave program
- Life insurance
- Working in a great multinational team of top global company

Information about the selection process

If you are interested in this position, please send us your CV in English language. We really appreciate your job application. Please mind we will contact only candidates meeting our job requirements.
Thank you for your kind understanding.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization

Electrical engineering, IT, applied informatics or automation.

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Driving licence

B

Personality requirements and skills

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES:
- Technical University Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctor’s degree in electrical engineering, IT, applied informatics or automation
- 3+ years of experience in Automation control industry and/or related engineering experience in disciplines such as process, chemical, mechanical, industrial, and/or electrical engineering with end-users and/or EPCs
- 5+ years of experience in managing automation, electrical distribution, or IT projects
- Experience with third-party solution providers
- Experience interfacing with customers and leading customer interactions
- Exposure to managing difficult client situations;
- Project P&L experience
- Self-starter capabilities & be able to work under your own initiative
- Strong motivation and interest in learning new technologies, working on projects and travelling on the frequent business trips to customers
- High commitment to work, proactive approach and flexibility
- Customer approach, team spirit and good communication and presentation skills
- Understanding of contractual and legal aspects of the project
- Experience and understanding of project risk management/mitigation techniques
- Fluent level of written and spoken English; other languages are plus
- Valid driving license (Category B)

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
- Knowledge of SAP project module and reporting
- Experience with process control engineering
- Experience in working with control design documents
- PC Software literacy: MS Visio, MS Project or Primavera, MS Office

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES:
- Experience in working as an Applications Engineer
- Experience in leading a cross-functional team
- Experience in leading a global team
- Work experience in a global company
- PMI certification or equivalent
- Experience with control software and hardware: PLC, DCS
- Knowledge of process control theory
- Knowledge of another foreign language (German, Italian, French, etc.)
- Good understanding of Schneider Electric’s relevant product, solution and software portfolio

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Brief description of the company

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation with a unique local presence through our 140.000+ employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. We are a technology company and create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities, and enrich lives.

Schneider Electric Process Automation is a division that creates and applies advanced technologies to enable the safe and efficient operation of industrial and commercial operations and manufacturing sites. Main Brands of Schneider Electric Process Automation are Foxboro, Triconex, Modicon, Ecostruxure.

Engineering Excellence Center (EEC) has been operating in Bratislava since 2008 and employs 90+ employees. The EEC has been successfully executing engineering various projects for well-known global customers in petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, power and other industry.

Number of employees

50-99 employees