Project Manager New Business en Innovation

The New Business and Innovation (NB&I) department is responsible for new business initiatives, innovation and marketing for both divisions of Euro Pool Group, EPS and LPR.

The department develops and leads the company wide new business and innovation strategy on an ongoing basis. We do this in order to ensure and sustain Euro Pool Group’s competitive advantage by introducing new initiatives (products, services, industries etc.) related to the trends impacting our businesses.

Next to a continuous focus on improving our current assets and business processes we work on various innovation projects together with internal and external partners in areas such as the Internet of Things, Data Science, Blockchain, Online Retail, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Euro Pool Group is a hands on organization that operates in a dynamic environment where the fast pace of technological change can have a radical impact on our businesses. This presents new opportunities both in and close to the current core business as well as in completely new areas.

A number of high priority and strategic projects are running in a number of innovation programs. To manage these, we are looking for a Project Manager New Business and Innovation.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Project Manager New Business and Innovation (PM NB&I) will be responsible for coordinating the successful execution of these high priority, strategic projects. Projects tend to be complex, under time pressure, can require change in people and processes and require cross-departmental coordination.

In addition, projects tie into or extend the existing operation. As a result, there is a need to understand the fundamentals of the organization and how people operate to manage projects effectively.

For these projects, the PM NB&I will take ownership and gather the project team, outline the key goals to be achieved, the plan to achieve them, and will then oversee successful delivery of the results with internal and external resources.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Innovation funnel management

Qualify and quantify innovation opportunities received from in- and external stakeholders using appropriate tooling and processes.

Core activities:

  • Quantifying and qualifying new business and innovation opportunities against company strategy and objectives
  • Innovation funnel management and communication
  • Stakeholder management

 

2. Project Management

Managing innovation projects of different sizes and maturity. Projects are often cross border and with in- and external project members.

Core activities:

  • Defining project requirements and project scope based on innovation funnel initiatives
  • Managing multidisciplinary projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project documentation
  • Progress reporting and communication

 

3. Portfolio Management

Road mapping and management of the various projects and programs within the total new business and innovation portfolio.

Core activities:

  • Managing the various projects within the project portfolio
  • Maintenance and ownership of the innovation roadmaps

 

4. Innovation accounting

Supply the Group Manager with the relevant information by taking care of regular management reporting on the progress of new business and innovation projects. Contribute to the regular forecasting and yearly budgeting process to provide information regarding the NB&I roadmap and portfolio.

Core activities:

  • Develop, manage and optimize innovation accounting for EPG
  • Roll out innovation accounting across EPG.

Knowledge/skills

  • Master’s degree
  • Conceptual and strategic thinker with the ability to translate to execution
  • Quickly identify with the business and business needs
  • Knowledge of and affinity for logistics, business processes and (new) technology
  • Strong documentation and presentation skills
  • Highly accurate, sharp thinking and acting, entrepreneurial, able to understand complex situations quickly, thinks in processes, pro-active and result driven
  • Hands on, capable to act on own initiative and priorities, able to take leadership in projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; skills in French, Dutch, German and/or Spanish are a plus

Experience

  • Approx. 5-8 years’ work experience
  • Project management experience, preferably external (strategic) management consulting experience
  • Experienced in project managing concepts from idea to market readiness
  • Experienced in IT, software and technology driven projects
  • Familiar with various project methodologies (e.g. Prince2, Agile, Scrum DevOps)
  • Stakeholder management

Competences

  • Curiosity
  • Open to change
  • Time management
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Priority setting
  • Analytical ability
  • Persuasiveness
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Self-starter

 

For further information about this vacancy please contact the Human Resources Department at human.resource@europoolsystem.com All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.