Date:  May 17, 2024

United Kingdom, GB


PLM Project Manager


Lectra develops premium solutions that give fashion, automotive and furniture companies the means to embark on Industry 4.0 with confidence. We empower brands, manufacturers and retailers, providing them with the market respect and peace of mind they deserve. Lectra offers Collection Design, Manufacturing and Management solutions (CAD, CAM, PLM, PIM, DAM), Cutting Room solutions and Competitive Intelligence solutions. Founded in 1973, today Lectra has more than 66 subsidiaries across the globe, serving customers in over 100 countries. With 2,900 employees, Lectra reported revenues of €522 million in 2023. Lectra is listed on Euronext (LSS).

The Project Manager is a key player within Lectra Professional Services Team. His/her main goal is to ensure and coordinate successfully all projects deliveries. He/she is accountable to meet the delivery commitments in adequacy with project Milestones. The Project Manager will contribute to presales in defining and presenting the project plan included in the Lectra proposal. The Project Manager has to anticipate possible critical states of the project, by suggesting technical best practices to customers in order to guarantee the highest level of client satisfaction.   


The first responsibility of the Project Manager is to define the project with the Professional Services and sales team, including the quotation definition and the project sizing. He / She will be the main point of contact with the customer during the delivery phase and will be responsible for defining and monitoring the project planning. The Project Manager ensures timesheets availability and consistency, defines invoicing plan according to SOW and in coordination with financial coordinator, defines project quality plan and organizes project governance (including project meetings and steering committees). 
As a critical and upfront thinker, the Project Manager manages risks, incidents and raises alerts accordingly (cost, delay, quality). He/she manages documentation and their consistency in the available platform (SharePoint) and ensures the follow up developments, customizations and implementation, as well as regular reports.
He or she makes sure that all internal and external stakeholders are aligned to achieve the goals and objectives of the project on time and within budget.
During the presales stage, he/she contributes to provide Return on Experience project feedbacks to account managers. 
Finally, he/she escalates additional sales opportunities to the account manager.

•    Bachelor degree in digital technologies, mechanical, electronics, computer science or related area will be required. Master degree will be a strong plus.
•    10 years or above working experience will be a minimum, among which, 5 years direct Project Management relevant experience in Fashion industry is preferred, ideally 5+ years as a Project Manager for the installation of “enterprise” software solutions such as PLM/PDM, ERP, CRM, IT, etc.


•    Strong capability to lead a project in terms of high quality standard delivery for the client, respect of the contractual engagement from both sides, development and management (functional and direct) of collaborators.
•    Industry expertise and knowledge in Fashion industry in terms of strategy, business evolutions & challenges and common operational issues.
•    Advanced knowledge and experience in project planning and scheduling, budget and invoicing management.
•    Sound capability to monitor and report on activities, anticipate issues and mitigate risks and improve methodology based on lessons learned (REX). 
•    Capability to measure and improve customers' performances throughout business process reengineering and continuous improvement methodology. 
•    Capability to identify financial impacts of inefficiencies and set up a different scenario. 
•    Capability to apply Lean Principles.
•    Capability to define and manage the business goals and scope of change initiatives.
•    Strong leadership and capability to influence, shape & share the vision for the business.
•    Ability to synthetize and communicate clear messages, adapted & targeted to the different audiences they address.
•    Strong organizational skills.
•    Real team player, federator and motivator.
•    Excellent critical thinking, reasoning, evaluating (profitability/risk), problem solving, decision making, analysing.
•    Adaptability to various situations, cultures, technical environments, level of stakeholders.
•    Good business Acumen.

The position is remote. The candidate must reside in the UK.
There will be 25% of travel to customer sites/Lectra offices