Onboarding Project Manager

Job description

Globally, 300 million industrial electric motors power the global economy while consuming 30% of all energy produced. These motors face three critical problems: they fail unexpectedly, are often operated inefficiently and selected inadequately. This leads to high costs of unplanned downtime and massive energy waste.

At Samotics, we are passionate about solving these problems with a unique, AI-driven solution that lets industrial companies reduce downtime and cut back on their energy usage. Our unique technology is used by many of the most successful and innovative industrial companies.

We are a high-growth company (>100% revenue growth per year) with a diverse, international team working out of our brand-new office in Leiden, The Netherlands. We aim to hire only the very best talent that can scale with us as we deploy our technology across the globe.

For whom?

A recent graduate (0-2 years experience) looking for a project management role in a fast-growing tech company, with great stakeholder management and project manager skills

Your team:

The Customer Onboarding team is a crucial part of the broader Customer Success organization. We work relentlessly to ensure an exceptional customer journey in the first few months of engaging with Samotics and yielding results from our solution within months.. The customer onboarding team currently consists of a team lead and Customer Onboarding Specialists.

What you will do

The Onboarding Project Manager is focused on making implementation projects for our new customers run smoothly - from relatively small pilot deployments to large-scale roll-outs over the course of 12-24 months. Managing the installation, process management/improvement, and relationship management are therefore key aspects of this role.

You will be actively involved in the entire installation and onboarding phase of our customer engagement; from the kick-off meeting and site survey to the commissioning phase and training. You’ll maintain day-to-day contact with the installing party at the clients’ sites and ensure the logistics of getting our hardware in the right place at the right time.

You will also be in close contact with our installation partners and manage those relationships. In addition, the role provides many opportunities to work with other teams within Samotics and jointly work on improvement projects outside customer engagements. The Onboarding Project Manager role is a great place to start a career within Samotics, with many who previously worked in this role having transitioned into other parts of the company.


  • Installation project planning and management: prepare meetings, guard timelines, collect information, monitor site surveys, guide installations, and on-boarding;

  • Ensure our clients have an excellent on-boarding experience by unburdening them throughout the installation process;

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of all of our hardware components and the different ways how they can be installed by our clients/installation partners;

  • Provide technical troubleshooting assistance when questions or issues arise (e.g.; wrongfully installed hardware, lack of / insufficient connectivity, etc.);

  • Regular (daily/weekly) contact with all parties involved to ensure correct and successful implementation of our product;

  • Embed continuous improvement cycle: continuously identify and work on areas where we can improve;

  • Maintain close relationships with suppliers of our hardware and installation partners;


You are a great project manager who can manage complex timelines, interdependencies, and stakeholders all at once. You have an eye for detail and a ‘client-first’ attitude. You are able to work in a structured and effective way, and you get energized by realizing a first-time-right implementation.

Required skills and experience for this role are:

  • A Masters' Degree (WO) - Engineering background is helpful but not required;

  • Or a Bachelors Degree (HBO) in Engineering plus relevant work experience;;

  • Strong capabilities in stakeholder- and project management;

  • Great communication skills;

  • Fluency in English;

  • Having a “Client first attitude”;

  • Between 0 - 2 years of relevant working experience

Our offer to you

  • You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with (international) top-tier clients;

  • You will be joining a high-caliber team that is passionate about technology and its applications in the industry;

  • A competitive salary

  • Flexibility to work from home 2-3 days a week

  • A brand-new, custom-designed office (with 90% recycled materials) at a three-minute walk from Leiden Central Station

  • Daily fresh lunches and healthy snacks when working in the office

  • A fun and professional company culture based on the principle of freedom and responsibility

  • Employer funded pension with no contribution from the employee

  • Travel expenses

  • Connectivity allowance of EUR 65 per month

Please note that for this role we can only hire people with an EU passport or those eligible for a “search year” visa in the Netherlands.