Project Manager

Are you ready to bring us to project heaven?

About the role

We are seeking a seasoned Project Manager to drive complex projects from inception through completion. This position plays a multi-faceted role within The Garage: first and foremost you are responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle: diagnosing client needs, managing project teams and leveraging the knowledge and creativity of colleagues to generate solutions to client business challenges. Project Managers at The Garage also serve as client-facing leaders, overseeing the day-to-day relationships, providing thoughtful and pragmatic leadership.

When the ground work is done, it is up to you to make sure that the project runs smoothly. During the project, you communicate continuously with the project team to ensure that all is on schedule and within budget.

Organized as you are, your administration will make the most critical paper pusher proud. Part of your administrative tasks are team - and project planning, budget and progress monitoring, invoicing and project reporting, for example.

In this role you will be

  • Leading the project management process, including contracting, project organisation, resourcing, plan development, scope management and risk mitigation
  • Building trust with clients, managing their expectations with confidence and professionalism
  • Working collaboratively with cross functional teams, both inside and outside of The Garage
  • Proactively and clearly communicating status, risks and issues internally and with clients
  • Managing budgets
  • Maintaining appropriate program documentation related to deliverables, schedule and budget
  • Aiding in the ongoing evolution of the Project Management discipline within The Garage
  • Enabling the Garage teams to do the best work of their career

What you'll bring

With your energy, enthusiasm, skill and overview, you know how to land, set up and deliver a successful project. Since you’re a star in stakeholder management, you know how to involve and inform them at the right time, meanwhile monitoring that the impact we’re trying to make is successfully achieved. In addition, you know exactly what is going on with our customer and look ahead for new upsell opportunities. 

For this role of Project Manager you also have

  • 10+ years in consulting, agency or industry-related experience managing teams of cross-discipline resources with complex, multi-location projects
  • Strong organisational, written and verbal communication skills, coupled with responsiveness and follow-through on details
  • Experience with implementing project management tools, methodologies and best practices
  • The ability to develop strong relationships and enable cohesiveness across diverse individual skills and styles
  • The ability and desire to solve problems and look for opportunities for improvement
  • Business-level fluency in Dutch and English
  • A vision and the means to convert it to something concrete with advice, roadmap and approach
  • An analytical yet inquisitive mind and a strategic way of thinking and working

It's a bonus if you have

  • Experience with a client services organisation, working in a client facing role with a passion for human-centred design
  • Experience in account management and business development practices
  • Made your mark in product design and agile delivery
  • Empathy for those we design for

What we offer

A brand new office in Amsterdam, an attractive salary based on your experience and responsibility & everything you need (tools, NS business card). Aside from that, you'll be part of a great team!

Are you ready to take on this unique challenge?

Let us know who you are - we are looking forward to meeting you!

Apply now