Project Manager Advanced Planning & Scheduling – medior to senior

Ab Ovo is hiring a medior or senior Project Manager!
Location: Netherlands (Rotterdam and Amsterdam) Germany and USA

Challenging projects for industry leaders from the Netherlands and abroad. Interlocutor of management and executive board. This will be your future as a project manager SCP&O (Supply Chain Planning and Optimization) at Ab Ovo.

Ab Ovo is growing and therefore we are looking for an enterprising medior or senior project manager, preferably showing affinity with SCP&O. A highly recommended function for project managers with relevant experience in IT-projects who are looking for new challenges. You have achieved considerable results in high impact business IT-projects for companies with a turnover exceeding 1 billion euros.

Project manager SCP&O

Project manager SCP&O is a position which involves large responsibilities. As a project manager you are responsible for the implementation of supply chain planning and optimization solutions for our clients, which are industry leaders in industries such as transportation, logistics and education. These solutions contribute in realizing a more efficient business for these clients, and results often in reducing business related costs. With these solutions, we enable our clients to control their business goals much more efficiently, which strengthens their position in comparison to their competitors. The project manager is accountable for the realization of the project within time and budget. If required the project manager helps the customers realizing the business case. This is achieved by advising the customers on the needed organizational and business process changes and helping them through the change process.


As a project manager SCP&O you get regularly involved in the sales process. For example, this includes supporting customer demo or managing procurement. Also, during project execution you remain involved in the commercial aspect of the decisions which are being made.

Responsibility during the entire process

Our new project manager SCP&O becomes responsible for the entire process of a project, starting with the preparation of the project, the implementation of the model and the delivery of the project in the end. It is required to have relevant experience in managing IT-projects and you are familiar with business in logistics. As a project manager SCP&O, you show affinity with the processes of our clients, such that you are well capable of communicating with the ones involved. Besides, you take care of the project realization within the documented project methodology, by using the Quintiq technology as deployed by Ab Ovo. Obviously, the management board and the client’s employees will be closely involved in this process. In the phase when the model is implemented, you will work closely with the business consultants and Quintiq specialists within Ab Ovo. Hence, this is an excellent position for a project manager who is a real team player, but is also capable and willing to tackle challenges independently.

Variety in projects

Ab Ovo offers a large variety in projects. For example, during the past few years, the projects varied from providing a planning solution for train drivers and wagons for a leading European rail company, to optimizing several ground processes for a large catering company at Schiphol airport. As a project manager APS, you are often in charge of a couple of projects at the same time, where each project has a different duration and different contents, which contributes to the variety of this position.

State-of-the-art software

Ab Ovo is a strategic partner of Quintiq. Ab Ovo has built an impressive portfolio by the means of this state- of-the-art software, and as a project manager SCP&O you will be able to contribute in expanding this portfolio even more.

Internationally oriented

Ab Ovo has clients which are located all over Northeastern Europe. Therefore, our new project manager SCP&O will be frequently traveling on business trips to foreign countries, which is an interesting feature for an internationally interested professional.

Your talents

  • University degree or HBO in Industrial Engineering, Business Economics or Informatics, with specific affinity for logistics, IT, SCP&O or Operations Research.
  • Initiative and inspiring, together with a large sense of responsibility.
  • Management skills and a keen eye for commerce.
  • IPMA-B or similarly qualified.
  • Affinity with operational and logistic business. Comfortable in operating at management and executivelevel.
  • Internationally oriented. Excellent verbal and written command of English and Dutch, and preferably command of German. Flexible and prepared to travel regularly on business trips within Europe and where needed globally.

Working at Ab Ovo

Ab Ovo offers an excellent overall package of employee benefits, and equally important, at Ab Ovo you will cherish freedom when working on projects for industry leading companies. As a project manager, you cherish freedom to work in a way which suits you best. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to personally develop yourself in an open and loyal culture. Personal and professional development is considered to be of great value, and hence this will be facilitated in any way.

Ab Ovo, founded in 1997, employs over 110 quality-driven professionals. At present Ab Ovo has six branch offices being located in Capelle aan den IJssel (Rotterdam – HQ), Amsterdam, Düsseldorf (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Shanghai (China) and Boston (USA). We work for reputable companies internationally, including KLM, Vopak, Maersk, Hoegh Lines, DHL, DSV, Contargo, Rhenus Logistics, McGregor and a growing number of European railway companies like NS, DB Cargo, Green Cargo, VR Railways, Arriva and Lineas. The key to our success is the combination of knowledge of information science, in-depth management experience and extensive know-how of logistics business. More information about Ab Ovo can be found on


Feel free to contact us for further information about our company and this position. We certainly recommend visiting our website for further information about our clients, projects and the people at Ab Ovo.

For the Netherlands you can contact Freek Oosterom at, 010-2861533.

For Germany you can contact Gerd Jens Schmidt at, +49 (0) 211 416684 10.

For USA you can contact Barbara Roos at, + 1 617 306 2641.

They will be happy to invite you for an introduction. You can submit your application by e-mail. We look forward to your response!