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    Do you get excited about driving transformational change and would love to apply your experience from a digital environment to transform a leading player in the field of international and multimodal transport into a 21st-century digital and dynamic logistics service provider?

    Samskip is on the move to build a new foundation for the future of logistics services, where sustainability, agility, operational excellence, and advanced customer engagement are at the core. We have launched a company-wide strategic transformation program that will re-design from the ground up how we work and interact with our customers and suppliers. In the transformation team, we are looking for exceptional talent that have a drive for action and thrive when changing a multi-cultural organization in mindset and way of working. Your expertise in Project Management in the commercial domain will bring value and structure to our company and your experience in enabling long-lasting change in a digital setting will ensure that Samskip is a whole new company in 2 years from now.

    Join a growing and innovative company

    Samskip is a truly international company that innovates the most advanced sustainable and multimodal transport solutions across Europe and beyond. Based at our headquarters in Rotterdam, one of the world’s most important transport and shipping hubs, you will drive company-wide change for a business with an annual turnover of more than 800 million euros. This makes us one of Europe’s largest transport companies with offices in 35 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, and more than 1,700 employees.

    Manage multiple fast-paced commercial transformation projects in parallel

    In this role, you will be responsible to manage the successful execution of part of the transformation portfolio.

    Your core objective is to ensure that the initiatives (projects) assigned to you are managed according to project management best practices and deliver against their business cases. You will effectively drive the delivery of commercial strategic and tactical objectives. This requires in-depth knowledge and experience on managing multiple projects in parallel that have business, commercial and data workstreams. You are skilled and knowledgeable in commercial (revenue management, pricing, customer experience & engagement) delivery methods and best practices.  

    Under the lead of the Head of Business Engineering & Transformation you will be part of a team of approximately 20 people that work in a consultancy-style matrix organization. The roadmap and funnel of the transformation initiatives is managed by the Transformation Leadership in close collaboration with the business and your project teams will be shaped to the exact needs of each phase of the transformation.

    Within this context, your detailed activities include:

    • Project manage multiple parallel projects with a large commercial component;
    • Work within the transformation team and business owners to agree on overall objectives and timelines of the program;
    • Engage with all stakeholders to assure correct delivery of the project results and escalate to the right people at the right time in case there are risks or issues;
    • Maintain an up-to-date planning and RIAD (Risk, Issue, Actions, Decisions) register;
    • Ensure correct and to-the-point status reporting in line with Transformation standards & project management best practices;
    • At all times you collaborate closely with Samskip’s business leaders & business consultants to ensure that initiatives are implemented effectively in all business units and knowledge sharing is facilitated.
    An arena in which to shine and grow

    As a company, Samskip embodies the dynamic and fast-moving international logistics sector. The atmosphere is busy, open, and collaborative. Every day is different. Above all, you are free to deploy the full range of your talents and achieve ambitions that drive both your success and ours.

    The Business Engineering & Transformation function has a primary focus for the next 2 -3 years to drive the new transformation program and will continue afterwards as the company’s center of excellence for business consultancy and project management.

    Samskip also offers:

    • Market competitive salary including a 13th month;
    • 28 days of annual leave;
    • Company pension plan;
    • Reimbursement for costs of daily commute;
    • Flexible working agreements.
    Are you ready to be one of the driving forces behind the continual success of Samskip?

    As a true transformation professional, you are able to switch effortlessly between helicopter view and detailed analysis and discussions. You feel at ease in discussions with business unit leadership as well as talking to our engineers and you influence without authority. This highly visible and impactful role will guide our organization to start working outside their comfort zone and calls for a drive for action combined with resilience and patience. At Samskip we are very hands-on and believe in leading by example. In this role you will thus spend time on (creating) the project management deliverables (planning, register, reporting, etc.) yourself as well as managing your project teams.

    Ideally you have a background in consultancy and/or driving transformation in a multi-national company, where you have demonstrated:

    • Strong understanding of commercial business areas like revenue & pricing, customer engagement;
    • Detailed knowledge of commercial projects best practices across the whole lifecycle;
    • Proven success in managing multiple and fast-moving projects simultaneously;
    • Solid understanding and mastering of project management methodologies;
    • Excellent organizational, stakeholder and time management skills;
    • Result oriented work style, combined with an analytical and conceptual mind;
    • Broad and effective technology, presentation, and communication skills;
    • Ability to build strong networks with all stakeholders inside and outside the company;
    • Necessary soft skills and proficiency in people-related aspects of large transformations;
    • Structuring complex problems, ability to make decisions, acting on hypothesis, and seeking opportunities;
    • Data-driven decision making.

    To become successful in this role, you also possess:

    • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant domain;
    • Profound (5+ years) experience in project management in a highly international environment;
    • Experience in transforming an organization to become digitally-driven;
    • Ability to handle deadlines and schedules within a matrix reporting relationship;
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and English language skills.
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    If you are excited by the prospect of tackling this wide-ranging and influential role, don’t delay! Click on the button below and send us your CV. If you have any questions about the position please feel free to call us on +31 (0)88 – 400 13 93  or send an e-mail to: [email protected]

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