Dematic Software Project Manager in Austin, Texas

Software Project Manager

  • Functional Area: Project Engineering

  • Location: USA - TX - Austin

  • Req ID: 52553

  • Job Type: Regular

  • Job Time: Full-Time

  • Experience Level: Mid Level

  • Required Education: Bachelors Degree

  • Required Travel %: 35.00

Company Description:

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

Job Description:

Position/Title: Project Manager

Department: Project Management

Dematic Summary

At Dematic, we view order fulfillment within the four walls of a distribution center as a single, interconnected process. Our Warehouse Execution Software, powered by Distribution Science ®, combines execution with intelligence. We synchronize the discrete and low-level processes to create a real-time decision engine that drives labor and equipment at the highest efficiency. Our software provides customers the operational agility they need to handle the demands of an omni-channel environment.


This role primarily works with high-profile external clients either directly or through system integrators. Projects vary in size and scope and require flexibility and tailored project management tools and solutions. This position requires day-to-day management of project team personnel, communication with both internal and external key stakeholders, and interaction with subject matter experts to ensure that a quality solution is delivered.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, CIS or MIS). MBA is a plus.

Minimum Experience: Achievement in both academic studies and the workplace including:

The candidate should have a history that illustrates the following traits and performance characteristics:

  • Proven leadership and motivational skills

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral

  • Timeliness and consistency in delivery across jobs and projects

  • Focus on bottom line impact to company and clients

  • Ability to adapt and learn from mistakes

  • Strong personal initiative, resourcefulness, and good hands-on attitude

  • Team-oriented, proactive attitude, with the ability to work with different personalities and professional styles

  • Ability to work under general supervision

  • Ability to travel 25-50% on average (Initial training period of 6 months may be higher)


  • Three or more years’ experience in related role

  • Strong business acumen, problem solving skills, and ability to document complex business workflows and processes

  • Two or more years’ experience with an enterprise software company—database and control systems application experience is considered a plus

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

  • Experience with direct customer interaction

  • Experience in producing standard project planning and requirements documents: MS Project plans, risk matrix, functional requirements, communication plans, status reports, vision, and scope documents

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio)

  • Knowledge of logistics, supply chain, or database-oriented projects is considered a plus

Work Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Oversee entire project lifecycle from kickoff to post mortem

  • Engage early with Sales to ensure smooth handoff of client into project mode

  • Minimize scope creep through project by defining clear requirements and establishing sound communication plans early with team and client

  • Define and manage client expectations as they relate to their business objectives

  • Execute change management

  • Contract management—develop, clarify, and manage the scope of the project as needed

  • Provide timely communication to key internal and external stakeholders

  • Identify and manage project risks

  • Define roles and responsibilities of the team; identify the project management tools necessary for successful implementation

  • Prepare the communication plan and related project status reports in a timely manner

  • Ensure that contract deliverables are met and financial goals/milestones are successfully achieved

  • Identify and manage overall project dependencies; ensure that project deliverables stay on time and within budget

  • Provide feedback to internal team members during project

  • Execute formal lessons learned session at end of project

  • Provide smooth transition to support for client

This job description reflects agility in the positions at Dematic, and it is management's assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the additional tasks that may be assigned.

General Requirements:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.