Digital Program Project Manager

Digital Program Project Manager

  • Operations
  • Consulting
  • Amsterdam
  • Published on: 21 April 2021
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in international trade
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management
  • International stakeholder management skills
  • Experience in shipping (logistics) is preferred

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

DCSA is founded and funded by 9 of the 10 largest container shipping companies in the world. Its top priority is to digitize the shipping industry by developing and implementing digital standards development programs. The Digital Program Project Manager leads one of the top projects: e-Documentation. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, seasoned international trade professional who is excited to take the shipping industry to the 21st century.

About DCSA

The Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) is a nonprofit, independent organization which was established in 2019 by several of the largest container shipping companies in the world to digitize and standardize the container shipping industry. The company currently has some 20 employees and covers over 70% of global container trade. It drives initiatives to make container transportation services transparent, reliable, easy to use, secure, and environmentally friendly. DCSA’s open-source standards are developed based on input from DCSA member carriers, industry stakeholders, and technology experts from other industries.

“The digitization process is top priority for the industry; we just have so much to do!” – Niels Nuyens, Program Director

Vacancy: Digital Program Project Manager

The Digital Program Project Manager manages and is responsible for the digital standards development program of e-Documentation. This top-priority program will set standards by which to digitalize the industry’s documentationThe first publication (Dec ’20) of the multi-year DCSA e-Documentation initiative was focused on the issuance of the bill of lading (B/L). The upcoming topics on the roadmap include bylaws, electronic transfer of title, booking process, and other certificates. Creating these digital standards for the shipping industry involves alignment with numerous stakeholders in the supply chain including banks, solutions providers, regulatory bodies, and others.

Working with a team of consultants and experts from across the industry and across the world, the Digital Program Project Manager is the driving force behind ensuring projects stay on track and on budget, managing the team, timelines, resources, deliverables.  It’s thereby key to identify and manage potential project risks and mitigation plans. Apart from developing digital standards, adoption by the industry is crucial.

In addition, the right person for the job is responsible for organizing and conducting industry meetings and workshops, to ensure goals are aligned between the leadership team and key industry members. Therefore, strong stakeholder management and communication skills are highly valuable. In this context, the Digital Program Project Manager not only initiates and drives the digitization process but also develops and expands DCSA’s external network to continue to promote the digitization story.

The Digital Program Project Manager is also involved in defining the business case, project scope, and goals, together with DCSA leadership. The role reports to Niels Nuyens, Program Director, and will work closely together with the leadership.

“The Digital Program Project Manager is a very analytical, detail- and goal-oriented person; the work can both cover a wide range of topics and sometimes it is very detailed and specialized.” – Niels Nuyens, Program Director

DCSA is based out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



DCSA is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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