Project Management Officer (PMO)

  • Location: Brussels
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #17343

Project Management Officer (PMO)

Context

For several years, we have been working with a very nice company in the city center of Brussels. They are active in the financial industry.

What sets them apart from other companies (in and outside their industry) is their great company culture with excellent work-life balance benefits.
Their culture is centered around sharing which is fundamental to their cooperative organization.
They like to share with each other positivity, enthusiasm, knowledge, new idea’s, quality and open communication with flat hierarchy mindset.
Once you are in contact with the people of this organization, you will notice that they like to take care of the needs of their clients and the needs of their employees (flexible hours, possibility for remote work, nice fringe benefits, internal mobility,…).

Last year the company noticed that they need to invest more in digitalization to stay interesting and relevant for their clients.
Therefore they would like to launch a lot of new projects that will lead the company in the digital era.

In order to strengthen their "Technology Department", we are currently looking for a

Project Management Officer (m/f)

Function

Under the authority of the Portfolio Manager of the Strategy Office and in accordance with the directives of the Chief Technology Officer, the Project Management Officer (PMO) contributes to the demand management processes and manages the project portfolio within the Technology Department.

You will monitor projects (scope, costs, deadlines, milestones, progress, changes, risks), consolidate this information, analyze it and make recommendations to facilitate decision-making by the appropriate management bodies.

You will be responsible for the following areas:

– Project management

You will monitor the execution of projects (planning, milestones, risks, budget, dependencies).

– Contribute to the continuous improvement of methods, tools and standards for project execution.

– Work in coordination with the quality assurance expert to ensure the use of standard project management methods (inspired by Prince II methodology and considering the software delivery life cycle).

– Be responsible for the implementation of the Planview project management tool configurations required for proper reporting (project and portfolio);

– Assist in the use of the reporting tools.

– Portfolio management

You will contribute to the annual definition of the baseline portfolio and the quarterly re-evaluation, focusing on projects with an IT component.

– Oversee the standardization in the collection of request and submission of changes to existing projects ('change request') and ensure a good understanding and qualification with the involvement of the Technology Department stakeholders.

– Facilitate arbitration and make recommendations to ensure alignment with strategic objectives and organisational priorities.

– Be responsible for the development and monitoring of the Technology Department's capacity planning in collaboration with the resource managers and project leaders and ensure the match between

Business demand and available and budgeted capacity ('supply');

  • Consolidate the contributions of the Technology Department management and share the results with the Strategy Office.

You will have a consolidated view on the milestones and dependencies of all projects in the portfolio within the Technology Department.

 

  • Produce the consolidated report for information to the stakeholders of the management bodies and make recommendations to facilitate decision making. Be proactive, clear and concise;
  • Prepare the governing bodies for the Technology Department's project portfolio;
  • Lead the realization of the benefits of the Technology Department's IT driven projects;
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the portfolio management processes.

 

Profile

– You have a Master's degree or equivalent by experience.

– You have a good command of French or Dutch, both spoken and written. And you have a good knowledge of English, both spoken and written.

– Certification in Project Management (PMP, Prince II) is an asset.

– Certification in Portfolio Management Office is an asset.

 

Functional competencies

  • Achieving optimal results by stimulating/influencing teams and giving them the necessary responsibilities and resources.
  • Ability to listen – to colleagues or business partners – and to take into account the interests of others and empathize with their views.
  • Have a good understanding of the technical and organisational dependencies within the business and use this to the benefit of the business.
  • Have an analytical mind.
  • Be proactive, clear and concise.
  • Be able to make recommendations based on facts and data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business and technical stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Specific experience and knowledge
  • Solid experience in portfolio management, project execution and coaching of project managers.
  • Ability to take a holistic view of the company's project portfolio and to critically assess their contribution to the strategy
  • Be able to have a global view of the company's project portfolio and to have a critical eye on their contribution to the global strategy.
  • Have a good view of project management.
  • Be able to facilitate project-related meetings while being diplomatic with teams with different objectives.

Offer

  • You will be part of our typical and specific corporate culture: our employees and former employees appreciate the positive and pleasant atmosphere and the collegial approach.
  • You will work in our characteristic buildings easily accessible by public transport (train, metro, bus) in the heart of Brussels, Grand-Place district 400 m from the central station. A short walk of a few minutes.
  • You will receive an indefinite contract. In addition, you can count on an attractive salary package with extra-legal benefits such as meal vouchers and insurance, and as an appreciation for the work accomplished, various tailor-made bonuses.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through our wide range of training courses.
  • Our client attaches great importance to a good work-life balance for its employees.
  • Conclusion: a job within our client is a guarantee for your happiness at work.  
Attach a resume file. Accepted file types are DOC, DOCX, PDF, HTML, and TXT.

We are uploading your application. It may take a few moments to read your resume. Please wait!