Dematic Project Manager 5 - Material Handling- WI in New Berlin, Wisconsin

Project Manager 5 - Material Handling- WI

  • Functional Area: Project Management

  • Location: USA - WI - New Berlin

  • Req ID: 52439

  • Job Type: Regular

  • Job Time: Full-Time

  • Experience Level: Senior Level

  • Required Education: Bachelors Degree

  • Required Travel %: 50.00

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:

Dematic has an immediate need for a Project Manager to focus on small to large complex material handling projects at our New Berlin, WI office. Complex projects may contain or consist of complex PLC controls software, complex WMS and WCS software, high speed carton and package conveyance and sort subsystems, pallet handling systems etc.

Application Knowledge:

  • Substantial and extensive experience with planning, management and execution of highly complex material handling systems

  • Understanding of the dynamic handling characteristics, constraints and risks associated with the wide range of materials handled within a complex material handling system.

  • Knowledge of the constraints and methods for defining and demonstrating equipment, subsystem, and system performance criteria.

  • Understanding and knowledge of various controls architectures, related controls levels, and the functionality of controls domains, inclusive of WMS and WCS integration.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities and impacts of project execution when interfacing with General Contractors, Construction Managers or owners. Planning, Monitoring and Controlling

  • Knowledge and ability to identify and develop the proper team skills required for the successful implementation of the various products and subsystems employed in complex systems inclusive of mechanical, controls, software, installation.

  • Ability to develop detailed project schedules inclusive of all in-scope engineering, installation, and integration schedule activities as well as explicit and implicate out-of-scope milestones by others (i.e. owners and general contractors) impacting project execution, using MS Project ePM

  • Development and execute equipment, subsystem, and system commissioning and integration test plans.

  • Ability to develop, define, and execute acceptance test plans inclusive of physical, functional, rate, and availability testing.

  • Knowledge of 3rd party procurement including development of RFPs/RFQs, bid review and assessment, and contract award in cooperation with purchasing resources.

  • Experience with and execution of general processes associated with change control, approvals, and information exchange involving several stake holders, both internal and external, in particular with a large number of subcontractors.

  • Ability to coordinate the execution of activities by internal resources as well as owner/general contractor resources and recognize early and proactively issues that require corrective action and impact on timely execution.

  • Ability to cause team and organizational action to mitigate scope, schedule, and cost concerns both internally and with customers.

  • Experience with the coordination of on-site activities involving many (sub)contractors vying for the same space and time windows.


Typically Bachelors Degree or advanced degree.

General Requirements:

Job Family Responsibilities:

Leads project/program managers in full scope of responsibilities for the most complex or strategic projects or programs.

Designs and develops strategic project/program opportunities.

Leads project/program management role (definition of schedule, budget, risk, change, opportunity and resource allocation management) for most complex projects or programs.

Provides functional or business process leadership on most complex projects or programs.

Leads the design of continuous improvement opportunities.

May cultivate client relationships and sales opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

Successfully defines work flows, jobs, and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness.

Area of responsibility has moderate strategic impact.

Develops and manages departmental budgets and/or business plans for a large department or business unit or division.

Has substantial latitude to develop policies/programs for area of responsibility or products and to forecast their impact; Analyzes effectiveness of policies/products and establishes future direction for functional policies and programs or products that affect company as a whole; Aligns policies/products and development efforts with company strategies.

Identifies resource needs with significant influence on approval of identified needs.

Troubleshoots and resolves most complex problems within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas.

Determines organizational structures and supervisory relationship.

Responsible for overall success of function or project within multi-departments and/or cross-functional areas.


Typically 10+ years of successful experience in a directly related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above.

Direction of Others:

Typically manages multiple exempt-level employees and/or other managers.

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.