Head of Project Management Office (PMO)

General Information

Job Title: Head of PMO

Grade: Head Of

Department / Division: PMO / Project Management, Solutions and Technologies

Reporting to: Director of Project Mgmt, Solutions and Technologies

Start Date: ASAP

Contract Type: CDI

Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France


Working closely with the Director of Project Mgmt, Solutions & Technologies, the Head of PMO contributes to defining, developing and implementing the strategy, which ensure:

  • Consistent and efficient Project Management approach on each and all HBS projects (methodologies, process & tools, resources)
  • Anticipation and steering capability of HBS in its multi-project environment

He/she plays a key role in increasing HBS’s collective skills in Project Management based on proven and established methodologies, with a specific focus on all appointed PM-Resources.

Main Activities / Responsibilities


  • Lead the PMO Department as ‘Head of’ based in HBS’s office in France
  • Owner of CERES Platform, which is the heart of HBS operational resources planning: in charge of the adequation of the platform with the needs of all stakeholders, from its set-up, configuration and use on projects up to the management of evolutions according to business needs.
  • Owner of HBS Workforce Management Platforms (People Allocation, Activity App)

Project Management

  • Maintain and improve consistent & efficient Project Management processes & tools (HBS PM Canvas) in ligne with HBS industry requirements
  • Support the identification, definition and specification of new Project Management processes and tools in close alignment with all HBS departments and projects
  • Identify and grow PM-Team talents if the view to maintain a pool of PM resources to be allocated to projects
  • Ensure with its team:
    • Consistency of Project Management approach on all HBS projects and by all active PM teams
    • Ensure the right deployment and usage of the “Project Tool Box” on projects

 Project Portfolio Management

  • Provide visibility to all Directors / Heads Of on HBS Portfolio so they can actively and adequately steer their activity (anticipation, resource allocation, risks…)
  • Support the identification and monitoring of projects / multi-project risks
  • Animate the Key Project Learning process to ensure all projects benefit from each project learning

Position Relevant Skills (Education / Work Experience / IT)

  • Experience in the event industry with a clear understanding of event constraints and requirements in regard of Project Management methodologies and tools (Planning and Operation phases)
  • Knowing the specifics of managing by deliverables and by risks
  • Great in communicating, explaining and promoting the benefits in applying developed methodologies and processes but, ultimately, able to ensure they are applied
  • Consensus and service-oriented
  • Analytical problem-solving approach with an ability to zoom out
  • Structured, organised and rigorous
  • Enjoys working with people from different nationalities, languages and cultural backgrounds
  • IT skills: excellent command of Pack Office, scheduling and planning tools
  • Ability to look after the growth of resources by becoming a natural referent rather than the direct manager
  • High sense of responsibility
  • Result-driven approach

Required Languages

  • English fluent (Spoken & Written)
  • French fluent (Spoken & Written)

How to Apply

  • Please apply to find out more. We consider every application and will respond as soon as possible. We are committed to equal opportunities.
  • Please send your resume by email to the HBS HR Department: hbsrecruitment@hbs.tv.

This Job Description is a true reflection of the expected responsibilities for this position at the time of writing, but it is not an exclusive list of the tasks to be undertaken as they may evolve over time. HBS staff needs to have a willingness to undertake other tasks than those listed in this Job Description as required.