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Title:  Project Manager, TM


Woerden, NL, 3442 GT

About Descartes: 

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes has over 147,000 parties using its cloud based services. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at



Working according to the Descartes quality standards and project methodology, the Project Manager manages and delivers our logistic ICT solutions within the set budget and time frame. These projects cover the stages of design, implementation, and operation of an ICT project. You report to the Regional Professional Services Leader.



Your tasks and responsibilities are as follows:

  • You are responsible for the implementation of our products/solutions, in line with Descartes’ standard project methodology.
  • You actively contribute to develop a master plan together with the customer and act as a trusted advisor.
  • You manage the project scope, staffing, budget and timing in an efficient manner conform contractual agreements.
  • You are responsible for the implementation agreements with the customers and you function as the main point of contact between your project team and the customer team.
  • You manage the day-to-day operational aspects of your project and Descartes consultants.
  • You evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and careers to fruition.
  • You’re a natural facilitator, bringing customer’s and Descartes’ ideas together into a state-of-the-art solution.
  • You act as the project management evangelist in pre-sales activities in front of the customer and internally at Descartes.



  • You are a solid leader and have a proven track record of motivating project team members.
  • You have multiple years of project management experience and have led complex international projects.
  • You have a sound background in ICT project implementation and have a good understanding of application software and design.
  • You deliver your projects within the agreed scope and budget.
  • You are results driven and can cope with deadlines.
  • You facilitate workshops and steering committee meetings with a broader audience where you present yourself as a robust and proactive communicator.
  • You have experience working in an international and multicultural environment.
  • You develop and maintain healthy, productive relationships with customers, partners and consultants.
  • You are able to influence and collaborate at all levels to maximize problem resolution while effectively presenting the information.
  • You are creative, entrepreneurial and find easy solutions for complex problems.
  • You identify business development and “add-on” sales opportunities as they relate to a specific project.
  • You work on different kinds of projects in parallel.



Excellent knowledge of English and Dutch is required.



You work either from home or at our offices in the Benelux. You are willing to travel abroad and visit either our customers’ premises or other Descartes’ offices.




We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective. We offer an attractive compensation package.




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