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Senior Project Manager - Customer Projects for AI Recycling Systems (m/f/d)

Senior Project Manager - Customer Projects for AI Recycling Systems (m/f/d)

Location: Würzburg / Remote with attendance days


WeSort. AI GmbH is a high-tech start-up from Würzburg that is revolutionising recycling through artificial intelligence and thus making a significant contribution to the urgently needed circular economy. Our deep learning systems enable both granular analysis and sorting of e.g. electronic waste and various plastics. This year, we were one of six start-ups nationwide to receive the prestigious Gründerpreis plus from the Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWK) for our systems. In addition, the team works on research projects with renowned partners such as Fraunhofer and Siemens and thus fights against climate change and pollution of the oceans.


As a full-time Senior Project Manager, you will plan and coordinate projects in which novel AI sorting robots for e-waste and plastic packaging are developed, adapted and implemented for major customers. You will accompany the concepts as well as the requirements and coordinate a development team with an innovative and motivated team. In addition, you are the central contact person for the customers and are responsible for the entire projects.


Your challenges:​​​​

  • You are responsible for the development and implementation of detailed project plans, including timeframes, milestones, resource allocation and budgeting. You take into account both the software and hardware aspects of the project. 

  • You will lead and coordinate the project team, consisting of software and hardware engineers and other professionals. You are responsible for task distribution, progress monitoring and motivation of the team and conduct the weekly planning and retro meetings. 

  • You are the key interface between internal and external stakeholders, including management, key customers and suppliers. You manage effective communication, provide project status updates and align expectations. 

  • You improve budget and resource management. 

  • You establish risk management and quality management. 

  • You report directly to the management and are involved in strategic issues. 

  • You work with modern SaaS project management tools.


What you bring:​​​​

  • Relevant professional experience in managing large-scale, complex, technical customer projects 

  • You are highly motivated to work with AI-based recycling systems and the circular economy 

  • You have a degree in engineering, industrial engineering, engineering sciences or similar 

  • You are an organisational and communication talent and love to work with dynamic people in a start-up company 

  • You are a positive person, team player and have a positive impact on the world 

  • You are proficient in all modern project management tools and methods 

  • You have excellent communication skills and good assertiveness

Also helpful are:​​​​

  • Relevant professional experience in leading teams 

  • Good understanding of artificial intelligence and deep learning 

  • Relevant work experience in the recycling industry 

  • Practical experience in software development, artificial intelligence, product development, mechanical engineering, electronics, automation, PLC programming & robotics


Why you should join the WeSort.AI team:​​​​

  • You make a direct and significant contribution to protecting our planet and helping to create a world worth living in tomorrow 

  • You are not a small cog in a large system, but can quickly take on a lot of responsibility in a growing team 

  • Entry into the future fields of artificial intelligence and circular economy with strong potential and plenty of room zu 

  • Depending on the work area, up to four days of home office per week with flexible working hours 

  • Up to four weeks of complete remote work around the world possible 

  • Modern, light-flooded office in the new 
    Hubland district in the middle of a large startup and high-tech ecosystem 

  • You work in a positive and ambitious team, have a lot of fun at work and can develop very quickly 

  • An above-average salary, no start-up salaries (depending on experience, position and role in the company) 

  • Extensive induction program and active participation in shaping your professional future 

  • Culture celebrated every day in the office, at home and at regular events 

  • Modern work environment with top modern work equipment and powerful computers 

  • Life-work integration through trust-based working hours, mobile working, time-out models 

  • Targeted, individual development opportunities with a personal mentor as well as 
    subject-specific academies and e-learning courses 

  • Updates at regular in-house workshops, conferences and weekly stand-ups 

  • Relaxed commute with the discounted job ticket, a job bike and parking spaces right in front of the door 

  • All-round care through extensive health services and a subsidy for old-age provision 

  • Free coffee and canteen within walking distance with healthy food as well as vegan and vegetarian options 

We can't wait for your application to


Do you have any questions or don't feel like writing a formal cover letter?


Simply call our contact person Johannes Laier directly, write him a Message to +49 931 73047398 or apply in 3 minutes with your LinkedIn.

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