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Title:  Project Manager

Location: 

IE

About Descartes: 

Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at www.descartes.com. 
 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 

 

ABOUT US
Descartes Kontainers is the world’s most powerful digital freight platform. We accelerate digital transformation for our clients. We are looking for a Business Consultant to join our talented, growing team.
We are a dynamic team that thrives on solving problems for our clients. Remote working is standard but we have office space in several locations across Europe for those who want to avail of it.


POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Descartes Kontainers Professional Services Team Manager, the Business Consultant works with a team of specialists in the field of Logistics and ICT to deliver custom implementations of the Kontainers platform for clients. These projects cover the stages of scoping, design, implementation and hand-over to our support organization, they are multi-faceted and require strong customer stakeholder management at an executive level.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Delivering successful implementations of the Descartes Kontainers platform on time and within budget
•    Working effectively with development teams, communicating requirements effectively and performing acceptance tests where relevant
•    Project planning and reporting
•    You will educate clients about Descartes Ways of Working, release cycles and other relevant processes
•    Working in conjunction with business consultants to ensure client requirements are clearly understood and documented
•    Working effectively with development teams, communicating requirements effectively and performing acceptance tests where relevant
•    Contacts with the customers and leading meetings. You will function as the point of contact between external partners and your team
•    Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the project team
•    Supporting sales team in relation to Professional Services, helping to create proposals, cost estimates etc.
•    Developing strong knowledge of the product in order to help clients identify features they can leverage to solve business problems
•    Contributing to creating SoWs and ensure that commercial agreements with clients are fit for purpose and updated where necessary
•    Raising and tracking risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY ATTRIBUTES
•    You have excellent relationship management skills and can maintain ‘long lived’ executive relationships with customers
•    You have multiple years of project management experience and have led international software implementation projects.
•    You are IT minded and have a general understanding in the areas of application programming and technical design
•    You can facilitate workshops with a broader audience
•    You have experience working in an international environment
•    You are a strong proactive communicator and presenter, able to influence and collaborate at all levels to maximize problem resolution whilst effectively presenting information.
•    You are creative, entrepreneurial and enjoy finding easy solutions for complex problems.
•    You are results driven and can cope with deadlines.
•    You are able to identify business development and “add-on” sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project.
•    You can coach clients in prioritising new feature requests based on estimated ROI and/or business criticality

 

NICE TO HAVE
•    Experience working with SaaS products
•    Knowledge of logistics/freight-forwarding
•    Experience with Scrum

 

LANGUAGES
Excellent knowledge of English is required 

 

LOCATION
Remote working
Office: Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland

 

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success.  

 

Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption: https://www.descartes.com/who-we-are/social-responsibility-sustainability/environmental-impact.  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

 

At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best argument wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory. If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can't promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 

 

Due to COVID-19, we've implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video (Microsoft TEAMS) and are on-boarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we're all in this together. 

 

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our EEO is the Law, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, EEO/AA Statement. Descartes participates in the E-Verify program. Please click below to learn more about the E-Verify program. Notice of E-Verify Participation Right to Work (English and Spanish)
Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at hrna@descartes.com. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 

 

 


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