How do you make our customers happy?
Together with our 46,000 partner sellers, Bol.com is changing retail to make daily life simpler for 13 million customers. We want to present our customers and partners with a better version of our store each day and make selling and buying increasingly easy. That involves an enormous amount of tech. We develop this tech in-house with about 150 autonomous scrum teams, grouped into several fleets (units of teams) and spaces (functional domains). The Project Manager in charge of each space ensures that our initiatives come to fruition and that we add the business and customer value we set out to achieve. Would you like to take the helm of our incredibly dynamic logistics space?
Your responsibilities as Project Manager IT?
- Manage various high-impact IT projects in the logistics domain
- Create project schedules and ensure that milestones are met
- Mobilize people and resources, generate buy-in for your projects and approach
- Manage project progress and adapt work as required
- Create the conditions for success, for example, by getting internal stakeholders on board, and adding relevant external partners in the loop (e.g.: software vendors) and committing them
- Stimulate employee development, including your own ;-)
As Project Manager IT, you claim product ownership from an IT perspective. That is to say, you make sure we deliver IT related projects on time & on budget, and that these projects maximize customer and business value. You are guided by an ambitious but (barely) attainable project plan. You succeed because you deploy the right people and resources at the right time and know how to commit and inspire your teams. Your project teams are mostly comprised of colleagues who work on your projects in addition to performing their regular duties. The focus is on impactful projects in the logistics domain. An exciting field because our logistics operation is rapidly growing and includes (but is not limited to) highly automated and mechanized warehouses that are managed with state-of-the-art IT solutions.
It’s up to you to complete your projects in the quickest and most successful way possible, from inception (initiation phase), through elaboration (setting up) and development (building the solution in scrum sprints), to aftercare and closure (transition). You proactively coordinate with all stakeholders every step of the way. For example with business counterparts and external partners, including software suppliers and contractors. We also expect you to help project members excel and further professionalize the project management role. Stimulating and challenging: bol.com is a pioneering company that needs to make crucial decisions based on incomplete information whenever speed is of the essence.
3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you
- Yes, if you combine a master’s degree with 4+ years of relevant work experience
- Yes, if you’re a pro at juggling projects and aligning stakeholders
- Yes, if you can comfortably alert management teams and directors to potential issues and recommend courses of action
- No, if you claim every success as your own but blame setbacks on others
- No, if your project plans read like a compendium of disclaimers, limitations, reservations, and exclusions
- No, if you think ‘logistics’ is a relatively straightforward domain and warehouses are low tech work environments
Where you’ll work
At the premier online retail tech platform in the Netherlands and Belgium. A platform where 13 million Dutch and Belgian customers can choose from over 32 million articles. A platform that helps roughly 46,000 commercial partners run their businesses. And a platform that will never be ‘finished’, because bol.com has been reinventing retail since 1999 and always will be. If there’s a better way to do something, we’re working on it! Together with our customers, partners, and over 2,400 colleagues. The setting is pioneering, open, down to earth, and highly collaborative. We’re a marker leader but you’d think you were at a scale-up. Including the energy, drive, and celebrations you associate with that.
Bol.com, de winkel van ons allemaal (the store of us all). This is the story we work on every day. It is our belief, that this will grow even stronger when many different people add their uniqueness to our story. We invite you to share your story with us. Because when you bring different people together, the most beautiful things will arise.
What you get
What you get
A blue and safe landingWe warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about bol.com!
Money and more...Working at bol.com is challenging and therefore you get something in return. Besides salary, you will receive a yearly bonus, holiday allowance, holiday entitlement of 29 days, travel allowance, group insurance and more.
How it works
Carefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
We call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
In this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
Before the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)