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Laake Equestrian Construction Systems is a manufacturer of high quality construction products for primarily equestrian applications. For more than 75 years Laake has been synonymous with quality in equestrian sports. All our products are individually customized and manufactured in Germany. We sell through sales partners around the world. The company is based in 49770 Herzlake, Germany and belongs to the international Berkshire Hathaway group form the USA.

We are seeking to expand our team of committed professionals and are looking for a

Project Manager (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • Sales responsibility in the background of project oriented sales.
  • Represent the company with potential customers, sales partners and at exhibitions, fairs and horse events.
  • Processing of projects from quotation through to contracting.
  • Close collaboration with architects, building firms and contractors.
  • Performing negotiation discussions with potential customers and sales partners.
  • Initiating and maintaining long-term, culturally appropriate and ethically sound business relationships.

Your Skillz:
  • Capacity to manage multiple competing objectives, to prioritize, and to communicate information in clear and unambiguous terms to management.
  • Understanding and knowledge of pertinent federal laws, codes and regulations. 
  • Minimum 10 years knowledge and experience as a Project Manager executing projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple, priority assignments simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with internal organization, architects, builders and decision-makers. 
  • Provide effective supervision or management of Contractor personnel if required.

Your Qualifications:
  • Preferably a graduate degree in Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture.
  • Minimum 10 years direct work experience in a BtB project management role.
  • Must have experience working on construction projects and must have the ability to interface with a multi-discipline, multi-cultural team.
  • Must have previous experience in planning, developing, and producing successful project delivery on construction projects.
  • Technical expertise ideally from the building industry, preferably in real estate or construction.
  • Assertive and secure communication level.
  • Completely reliable, committed above average and independent but remain a team player who operates flexible.
  • Proficient in German and English both orally and in writing.

We look forward to receiving your curriculum vitae (preferably by e-mail) with your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date to the following address:

Laake Equestrian Construction Systems
Mr. Wilko van Kampen
Industriestraße 7
D-48465 Schüttorf
Tel.: +49 5923 / 98832-0

  • Serve as the company’s direct representative in the overall management and execution of projects and day-to-day project oriented work efforts in order to meet project schedule and budget objectives.
  • Take care of accurate project administration, conduct sub-contract management and integrate with existing prime contractors.
  • Work with the Sales and Operations department to deliver resources to meet the project schedule and budget.
  • Perform additional job-related functions to execute the project effectively.

  • Audit projects effectively and inform the management if deadlines are in peril.
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well-defined planning problems or unexpected technical issues.
  • Respond to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented , collaborative environment is essential.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Willing to travel and work in austere locations.
  • Experience with program management and scheduling tools.

Your Characteristics:
  • Multi-talented individual with a true technical background.
  • Pleasant, stable and genuine personality.
  • Self-motivated, self-driven, self-directed.
  • Able to work in a small and flexible team.
  • Analytical skills
  • Attached to work details.
  • Well-structured with a can-do work attitude.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Mobile and ready to travel internationally.