Date posted
April 1, 2022
Senior Project Manager

With approximately 480 employees, KLK Kolb is one of the leading alkoxylation companies in Europe and offers a wide range of surfactants, chemical specialties, paper process chemicals and customer-specific products for various industries. KLK Kolb is a member of the global KLK OLEO Group. We sell our products worldwide and currently have three manufacturing sites in the heart of Europe (Hedingen/CH, Moerdijk/NL and Delden/NL).

To support our continued successful growth we are looking for a motivated, proactive and independently thinking personality in the function

Senior Project Manager

 In this new role you lead and successfully execute complex, strategic company projects and programs across the different locations of the KLK Kolb Group (CH, NL).

Key responsibilities

  • Lead and successfully execute complex, strategic company projects and programs across the different locations of the KLK Kolb Group (CH, NL)
  • Ensure that implemented solutions meet regulatory and contractual requirements
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to define and document project scope, deliverables and goals, to set project metrics and to identify risks
  • Ensure that projects remain in-scope and meet budgetary, scheduling, and quality requirements
  • Manage communication with internal and external project teams
  • Collaborate with the Project Management Office to implement and improve project management practices and tools within the KLK Kolb Group
  • Implement monitoring and control mechanisms to ensure project progress both internally and at external parties. Manage and pro-actively communicate changes in plans, budget or schedule
  • Manage and support the project team with training, early identification of issues, resolving team conflicts, and escalation of critical issues to management

 Desired skills and experience

  • Bachelor degree in engineering, chemistry or project management, or related area
  • PMI or PMP certification or equivalent from an accredited organization
  • Proficiency in English and German, Dutch is an advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience as a project manager in the execution of engineering, process optimization and improvement projects preferably in the chemical, engineering or related industries
  • Proven track record in successful completion of projects and achievement of project goals
  • Excellent project management skills, including definition and managing of project scope, prioritization of activities and ensuring timelines, budget and quality of execution are met
  • Experience in working in an international environment, with local and remote teams from various cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management and meeting facilitation skills as well as strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Willing to mentor junior team members and share knowledge
  • Familiar with project planning software and experience with developing work process flow charts
  • Open for temporary assignments at other KLK Kolb locations and regular travel (10-20%)

Our offer

  • A challenging, versatile and responsible job in a rapidly growing international company
  • A professional, established organisation with an open and international working environment
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Attractive employment conditions

Working place

Hedingen/Switzerland or Delden, Moerdijk/ Netherlands

We are interested in a long-term, successful collaboration. You too? We are looking forward to receiving your application by email to Ms. Marianne Pantli at:

Only direct applications will be considered.

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