Multi-talented project managers
Customer project managers must lead commercial and technical experts in an interdisciplinary team. And they maintain contact with key decision-makers, both within the company and in its customers’ organizations. Persistence and persuasiveness are just as important here as extensive technical knowledge and project management skills. These capabilities are even more essential when working on international projects such as global vehicle platforms. Project management is one of the most exciting, challenging jobs in our company, and we help prepare you for the task with a broad range of of qualification programs.
Career advancement with increasing complexity
When you first embark upon the project manager career path, you will be responsible for managing projects with a standard level of complexity. Once you have proven yourself in this arena, you may be promoted to the position of senior project manager. This puts you in charge of international projects that are crucially important to the company. Balancing technical and commercial interests has never been as essential as it is now. At the top level of your career path, you will be responsible for highly complex projects in your role as project director.
Structured career path preparation
Prerequisites for the customer project manager career path include a university degree or technical training, initial project experience as a team member and meeting the project manager competency profile criteria. These criteria include persuasion and decision-making skills among others. The content of the qualification program, which builds on these initial criteria, focuses on customer project management knowledge and methods, for example. You can also take part in our moderated 270° feedback program to gain confidence in your role.