Project Management Office Manager

23/09/2019
Location: Brussels
Contract type: Permanent

Send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@amfori.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be accepted.

 

Strategic context

Vision

A world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone

Mission

We enable organizations to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally

Our vision is of a world where all trade delivers social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone. A world where organizations are able to enhance human prosperity, use natural resources responsibly and drive open trade globally. We call this Trade with Purpose.

 

1.            Build our organisation to be future fit

We will continue to be strong, flexible and relevant, ensuring our members’ voices shape our strategic approach and all our activities. We will build our membership and our geographic presence to drive change at scale.

 

2.            Support our members through insight, expertise and influence

We will increase our capacity to monitor and predict trends and developments that impact our members. We will continue to provide world-class tools that enable our members to anticipate trends and effectively manage their supply chains. We will create mutually beneficial partnerships that support our members on their issues.

 

3.            Inspire action around the world

We will continue to show how individuals and corporations can promote open and responsible trade, acting as a beacon of good practice, pioneering meaningful trade policies and developing a network of ambassadors.

 

4.            Grow high-performing people to become the leaders of a sustainable tomorrow

We will continue to embed sustainability in our members’ organizational DNA; build capability and capacity, and develop best practice business models that enable organizations to achieve their goals.

 

5.            Prosper by contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and increasing human prosperity for all

Through our combined membership we will reach a tipping point where business behavior can positively change society, drive significant impact towards the SDGs and create profitable business.

 

Culture & Values
  • Leadership: Be a leading force for positive change
  • Collaboration: Foster collaborative networks that empower stakeholders worldwide to achieve a common vision
  • Excellence: Deliver the best we can in everything we do

Role

 

Responsibilities
  • Design and implement best practices and governance model for programs and projects to help meet the amfori objectives
  • Develop, enhance and monitor program management methodology
  • Ensure compliance to program management standards
  • Manage business case including the value proposition, budget, risks, issues and dependencies
  • Provide thought leadership to program leaders and teams
  • Ensure project status is reported clearly, consistently and reliably to executive management and team members
  • Manage, coach and mentor program and project managers on project management tools, training and agile best practices
  • Partner with internal customers (i.e. Executive Team, Global project managers, functional managers and stakeholders, …) to strengthen and support strategic portfolio
  • Lead Change management, to inspire a shared purpose of intent, drive project awareness, communications, and training
Challenges
  • The Project Management Office Manager needs to develop a strategy, develop and communicate the PMO vision, inspire and motivate staff to deliver successful projects focused an effective and efficient sustainability and trade impact
  • The Project Management Office Manager drives projects’ performance improvement balancing operations and projects in the organizations team-delivery structure
  • The Project Management Office Manager champions change management as an organizational culture to adapt and adopt the most efficient an effective implementation of identified initiatives
  • The Project Management Office Manager understand key concepts and communicate effectively with business stakeholders and senior management

        

Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Business or Technology discipline desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience with proven PMO leadership responsibility
  • At least 5 years of proven success leading a team of Project Managers, while demonstrating a high level of initiative and autonomy
  • Certified in Project Management i.e. PRINCE2 Practitioner
  • Excellent program management skills, plus significant knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills as applied to complex issues
  • Motivated self-starter who is result driven, with exceptional multitasking skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Exceptional interpersonal skills and teamwork ability
  • Thorough working proficiency in English, any other language is an asset