Project Manager in Ghent, Belgium at Esko

Date Posted: 11/6/2019

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Job ID: ESK003621

About Us

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With Headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan. In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cutting solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medium corrugated production.


Esko Brand Solutions is seeking a talented & dynamic individual to fill the Project Manager position based out of Europe. This is an exciting opportunity to join newly established business unit within Esko and be a part of a business that is position for accelerated growth in 2019 and beyond. 

The purpose of this position is to will work with our Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical & Retail customers to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and successful sales of larger scale Esko software solution projects.
In the role of Project Manager – Brand Owner you will work with our Consumer Goods, Pharmaceutical & Retail customers to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and successful sales of larger scale Esko software solution projects.

You are responsible for the overall implementation, being the key contact towards our customers during deployment, accountable for successful delivery of configured process and asset management systems and integrations using Esko software while aiming for the highest level of customer satisfaction. 

As Project Manager - Brand Owner your main responsibilities are: 

- To work with commercial teams to create & respond to RFI, RFQ and RFP documents; to support the creation of proposals by sales, including work breakdown structure and statement of work, with a high focus on service requirements and implementation.
- To contribute to the verification of a potential project and definition of business requirements (Project Assessment).
- To translate the business requirements assessment into an appropriate business solution and a detailed statement of work.
- To work as a part of the selling team to present the proposed solution in advanced stage customer meetings & Proof of Concepts.
- To manage, steer & lead project implementations and assure synchronization between plan and reality (time management / check point responsibility).
- To coordinate resource planning and deliverables, ensuring that customer commitments are met.
- To oversee the successful transition of the project from sales & pre-sales into deployment to ensure continuous provision of a high level of care to the client. 
- To oversee the successful transition of the project from deployment to after care to ensure continuous provision of a high level of care to the client. 
- To conduct review meetings, report delivery performance and customer satisfaction.
- To build and contribute towards maintenance of daily management reporting over our solution services pipeline, forecast and resource planning. 

Job Requirements


- Proven ability to work in multi-functional teams, networking effectively with others to achieve desired goals
- 5 years’ experience (or equivalent) in areas such as, but not limited to:
- Business process or asset management technology solution architecture, ideally in a marketing or packaging domain
- Providing software and/or services to consumer goods, pharmaceutical or retail customers
- Senior project management skills from initiation to deployment through to the after care stage, including the ability to handle pressure & change management.
- Able to analyze business processes from a cost efficiency and qualitative perspective. You understand related objectives and KPI’s to monitor the process
- Strong client consulting and relationship building skills. You are able to interact with upper level management at customers.
- Bachelor or Master degree (or equivalent professional qualification)
- Excellent command of English. Knowledge of any other European language is a plus
- Experience in Esko software (WebCenter, MediaBeacon, Automation Engine) along with experience in - - Packaging is considered a plus
- Able to travel nationally and regionally approx. 40% of your time normally, with peaks of up to 70% in busy periods


- Excellent leadership & communication skills, including the unique ability to effectively question, listen and project manage customized software projects.
- Strong problem solving skills and are able to manage complex business subjects.
- You are the holder of a PMP or Prince 2 certificate.
- Self-driven, eager to contribute, learn and grow
- Effective communication and presentation skills both verbal and written
- Process oriented and experienced in project, quality, issue and risk management methodologies
- Knowledge of a variety of PM tools such as Microsoft Projects, Flow Charts, Mindmaps,…
- Technically well-grounded and have a hands-on mentality
- Confident in preparing and facilitating workshops
- Able to prosper in a fast paced environment that fosters change, creativity and flexibility
- Able to work in a structured, organized way

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.