Project Manager I (m/f/d)

Project Manager I (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  IT

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  257

We are seeking a Project Manager I (PM I) (m/f/d) to join our Digital Innovation Accelerator (DIA) Team based in Berlin. The Digital Innovation Accelerator (DIA) is a team within KWS that operates as a “speedboat” to identify and test new digital technologies that could benefit the company.  Current and past projects include robotics, machine learning, cloud computing, and blockchain transfer systems. As Project Manager I (PM I) for the Digital Innovation Accelerator (DIA) you will independently lead teams to test innovative technologies in a KWS environment, with the goal of integrating the best tools into KWS to secure the company’s position as a global leader in the future of agriculture.  You will be joining a global team with offices in St. Louis, USA and Berlin, Germany. 

This is a full time - permanent job with an unlimited contract.

Your tasks:

  • Work with the DIA team to identify novel opportunities.
  • Interface on a near-daily basis with global DIA team to ensure clarity on team goals.
  • Travel, both locally and internationally.
  • Prepare written Project Proposals and full Project Plans to delineate responsibilities, deliverables, timelines, and budgets.
  • Organize teams of external technology providers and internal users to execute on Project Plans.
  • Identify, hire, and manage external consultants, software engineers, and temporary workers to support Projects.
  • Identify internal technology champions and stakeholders and align Project Plan and execution with their input.
  • Deliver written Project Reports on completed Projects and prepare KWS corporate users to integrate and expand on the use of the new technologies.
  • Independent leadership with continuous contribution to DIA project tracking and reporting database.
  • Careful and safe behavior.
  • Polite and collaborative attitude.
  • Knowledge of, and adherence to, the KWS values.
  • Ability to bring energy and enthusiasm around digital innovation to project teams and broader KWS community.
  • Service- and team-oriented thinking.
  • Fast and solution-oriented acting.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent), preferably in a technical field associated with Information Technology, Data Science, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience in building, delivering, and supporting data tools, services, and/or products.
  • Background in Agile Project Management.
  • Experience working cross-functionally in global organization.
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Negotiation & communication skills.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm to understand wide varieties of conceptual technology.
  • Excellent communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Customer- and service-oriented behavior.
  • Open mind and respect towards others.
  • Friendly, polite and competent appearance (the “calling card” of KWS).
  • Acting pro-actively and obligingly.
  • Internal and external confidentiality.
  • Accurate and responsible.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing.
  • Experience with data modelling, big data ecosystems and cloud infrastructure highly preferred.
  • Relevant experience in industrial IoT platforms and associated data analytics and informatics is a plus.

About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
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