Junior Project Manager

Full-Time | Zwijnaarde, BE | Project management

What the job is about

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Within Sofico we develop ‘Miles’, an ERP software for automotive finance, leasing, fleet, and mobility management. It’s an end-to-end solution encompassing front-, mid-and back-office functions, that can be customized to the customers’ needs.   

For the implementation project of our software at one of our customers in Braunschweig, we are looking for a Junior Project Manager.  

You will be supporting the current Project Manager. In the beginning, you will be acting in a supporting role. After your onboarding period, you’ll be tackling more tasks independently. Those tasks are broad, for example you will be: 

  • Keeping track of the time-logging of the project team (time sheet follow-up). 

  • Doing the follow-up of tasks in our back-office tool (JIRA). You will be responsible for monitoring the to-dos and statuses of tasks with our project team members and have 1-on-1 chats when needed. 

  • Following-up on deadlines. That means that you will check customer priorities and match them with our delivery moments, set up backwards planning, maintain an overview of the project and escalate internally when a deadline is endangered.  

  • Preparing the reports to the client and doing the customer reporting on a bi-weekly basis.  

This is a long-running project of 5+ years with a multidisciplinary team of 50 colleagues at Sofico and about 100+ members at the client side, with the client being the financial department of one of the leading car manufacturers.  

Your interest and skills

You have excellent organization/planning skills and can maintain an overview of the different phases and manage the implementation of different modules simultaneously. 

Because of your excellent communication skills, you can effectively and concisely communicate project and technical information to provide comprehensive recommendations. You will be in contact with a variety of stakeholders, which is also why your communicative skills will be vital.  

You have strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on relationship management and influencing skills, managing difficult situations is not a problem for you.   

As a Junior Project Manager you will be working with a lot of deadlines, which implies you’ll need a certain level of stress resistance. Besides that, you have no problem with showing accuracy in your job and administration.   

What else? We’d love it if you: 

  • Had your first encounter with Project Management 

  • Have experience in ERP-software implementations or the Software Development Lifecycle, as this is a strong plus. 

  • Are fluent in English. German is a very big plus.  

  • Are willing to travel. 

What we offer

We would like to welcome you to an international and multicultural company that has been operating for over 30 years and is doubling in size every 5 years. Growth is our middle name, while we strongly adhere to our horizontal and open company culture.

You're in the drivers' seat of your own career, that's our motto. Your personal development is therefore paramount. During an extensive onboarding program of six months we make you, with the support of your job coach, familiar with our product and the organization. Even after this period, you will continue to get opportunities to learn and develop yourself further. You’re never alone.

At Sofico you will also work in a modern state-of-the-art office that is easily accessible. We have plenty of safe charging points for your electric car or bike, and free shared bicycles available to pick up your lunch.

In return for your efforts, we offer an extensive salary package, including a company car with fuel card, a bonus system, meal vouchers and group and hospital insurance. Are you a sporty type? Bike lease is also one of the possibilities! The flexible office hours and opportunities to work from home provide the necessary flexibility within the company.

At Sofico we are strong believers in the power of a good cup of coffee. Water or soft drinks are of course also on the menu. We love our team events. Think afterwork drinks, a BBQ, a family day, a company weekend, or a walking dinner with the whole company.

Ready to apply?

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Questions about joining Sofico? Learn more about our interview process on our frequently asked questions page.

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