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Project Manager, Products Development & Transition

Requisition Number:  16335
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU



The Project Manager is an essential staff member for achieving yearly company objectives derived from a long-term business plan build on revenue growth and profitability. The Project Manager manages, coordinates and report on the deployment of multiple Satellite Communications (SATCOM) product and service deployment projects around the globe. The incumbent transitions newly developed products and product features into Operations.


Extended Job Description:



Manage projects / product development / product & service deployment


  • Lead and manage customized integration projects
  • Collect operations and service requirements for the developments of product/feature/tools
  • Manage product developments activities within Operations – Integration & Operations Services (INTOPS) division
  • In a matrix approach, coordinate the INTOPS participation and resources to product developments teams in cooperation with the relevant Section/Resource Managers
  • Manage transition into Operations and Services sections of new products/releases/features in coordination with the respective Operations and Services Managers
  • Provide monthly reports with analysis on status, evolution and forecasting of product development progress
  • Manage specific satcom products and services deployments Programs (e.g.: one-way, two-way, broadcast/broadband communication platforms and/or related infrastructures
  • Manage for both internal and external customers at program level the different specific projects by focusing on scope, schedule, resources, costs and quality
  • Coordinate with other internal departments the successful realisation and transitioning of satcom systems into services and operations
  • Provide monthly reports with analysis on status, evolution and forecasting of program progress




  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams and to integrate individual duties towards successful realizations
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills as well as team-spirit
  • Excellent analytical sense and ability to synthesize
  • In-depth understanding of internal work process and be able to work with other departments
  • Strong coordination and priority setting abilities
  • Proven experience in anticipating, managing and mitigating risks
  • Innovative spirit, business minded and self-starting qualities
  • Think strategically to meet customer and operations demands
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office suite and Microsoft Project required
  • Fluency in English and other languages


Qualification & Experience


  • Have a University Degree in RF, Electronics, Microwave, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent
  • Have min. of 10 years of professional experience out of which 5 years of applicable working experiences related to end-to-end project management, along waterfall PM principles and/or AGILE methodologies
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or AGILE certifications preferred
  • Experience in implementing and delivering customer managed services
  • Sound Business development experience – including leading/contributing to proposal and contract acquisitions
  • Experience in managing scope, resources, time schedules and budgets
  • Experience in implementing/delivering managed services
  • Knowledge of systems engineering and more specifically network engineering principles
  • Have min. 5 years of applicable experience in managing multi-functional teams in the Space Industry and involving multiple external parties (suppliers, contractors, subcontractors)
  • Travel up to 20% of the time


Other Key Requirements


  • Results orientation with a drive and passion to make stretch commitments and demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding work
  • Set-up and enforcement of efficient project management structures
  • Transparent and coordinated organization of daily work
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Delivery of products, services, systems to customers within budget, specification and on time
  • Successful team and customer relationships
  • Regular reporting to Line Management of activities with special emphasis on (i) status of different projects, (ii) (potential) issues and (iii) risk identification & mitigation plans


What’s in it for you?


In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer you a truly global opportunity in an exciting industry and all the support you’ll need for both your professional and personal development. But most of all, we offer a truly unique opportunity to play your part in making a difference for those who need it most. We strive to uphold honesty, transparency and courage in everything we do. We’re proud to belong to the SES team and collaborate towards success.


Good to know


SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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