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Innovation Project Manager

Build the context for innovation success

Do you love driving projects forward and making everything run smoothly?

We’re looking for a strong project manager who wants to support our creative talents in delivering the best possible outcome within time and budget. Can you create the perfect context for delivering design and innovation projects? Do you naturally build relationships with clients? Then you might be the person we’re looking for!

We have a talented team of product, digital, service, and business designers who join in multidisciplinary project teams to address the most innovative challenges in the market.
Are you ready to manage them?

#accountmanagement #projectmanagement #innovation #planning #budgets #teamdynamics

What will you do?

  • Turn the client challenges into project plans and budgets together with the project strategists.
  • Set up and plan projects, coordinate tasks and to do’s to the project team.
  • Manage your projects using both PM software and face to face interaction.
  • Get and keep innovation and design teams aligned and performing.
  • Communicate with clients before, during, and after projects on budget, planning, and practicalities, raising potential issues and how we can solve these issues.
  • Solving planning tensions, if there are any, with other IPM’s - maintaining the calm and focus in your projects as much as possible.
  • Manage several projects at the same time.
  • Making sure the right combination of talents is working on a project.
  • Organize kick-off, status updates, and evaluation meetings for the team to be aligned at all times.
  • Constantly look for opportunities to optimize the way we do account and project management at Made. On a process level and on a viability level.
  • Invoice projects after important milestones and making sure we charge the work we do.
  • Keep track of performance dashboards for the team: are we hitting the targets? Making enough margin? Charging the right rates? etc...
  • You inspire clients and stakeholders and you challenge them to go one step further.
  • You’re actively searching for up and cross-selling opportunities for Made.

Job requirements

Your qualities should include:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Product development, Entrepreneurship & innovation, Economics, Marketing, Communication and similar, or (+5 year) relevant work experience
  • Fluent in Project Management software (like Asana, Yadera, …) and Excel
  • Fluency with numbers (financial forecasting, invoicing, dashboarding, …)
  • Motivated, proactive, get-things-done mentality, analytical.
  • Building on your experience and expertise you know how to build strong client relationships.
  • Very good communicator, straight forward.
  • You make crystal clear, nice-looking, and to-the-point presentations and know how to present them to a C-level audience (Google Slides, Keynote, …)
  • Knowledge and experience with design-thinking tools and methodologies is a big plus.
  • You are the right kind of difficult: you know when to push and when to deliver.
  • A team player
  • Fluent in English and preferably also in Dutch
  • Car license B

What we have to offer

  • To work in an organization that is all about “exciting change”!
  • We're excited to make things better by continuously pushing for better things, impacting the world with positive changes.
  • For more than 10 years we have been discovering, designing, and building successful products and services that have changed the market. We walk the walk!
  • Projects for industry-leading clients and ambitious SME’s and start-ups that will challenge your skills.
  • The opportunity to create and develop relevant and impactful products and services.
  • Room for personal development
  • A crucial role in developing Made’s IPM team
  • The opportunity to attend events and conferences
  • We believe in self-organization and hence work with Holacracy
  • An informal and open culture
  • Enthusiastic colleagues working within an award-winning team
  • In addition to a competitive salary and fringe benefits, you’ll be working within an open culture where hard work goes hand in hand with lots of fun
Lunch at office - Made #together

Are you interested? Get in touch!

Make us an offer we can’t refuse. If you know how to push for win-win situations, you will certainly find an environment that enables you to do so at Made. You could be joining our Fajita Fridays soon.

Apply now

Antwerp office

Klokstraat 12A
2600 Antwerp
BTW BE0809.023.055

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