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PMO Manager- Cultural Transfer and Collaboration 1 Year Contract

We are Chalhoub Group, a leading family business in the world of beauty, fashion and gifts. We have blended our Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury to offer service excellence to all our partners and a unique experience to all our customers for over 6o years


As we continue to grow, it’s our vision to become a hybrid retailer, bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.


Our passionate teams drive our vision forward, without them, we couldn’t create luxury experiences for our customers. Through opportunities, development and support, we empower each and every employee to achieve their career goals – and beyond. It’s an exciting journey we’re on, and one you could be part of.



Job Summary:


Our PMO Manager is responsible for defining standards and executing tasks associated with managing projects.


For a PMO to be effective, both those working within the PMO and those from other Businesses must understand the roles and responsibilities of the PMO in developing, executing and managing project plans.


Key Responsibilities:            



Strategic Project Planning and Goal Setting:


  • Create structured schedules and project plans based on the project goals, resources needed, potential risks, time to market and budget constraints
  • Partner with colleagues in different roles to assess the workloads and impacts for different departments; identify dependencies and possible issues across teams
  • Develop and communicate clear and actionable deliverables, or activities to be completed


Project Execution and Governance:


  • Track deadlines, deliverables, resources, and timelines throughout the project process and hold owners accountable for their commitments
  • conduct project team meetings to provide status updates; identify and resolve issues
  • Adapt plans based on evolving needs, conditions or issues that may arise and ensure on-time, high-quality delivery in accordance with the stated project goals
  • Overlook all projects/programs execution and follow-up on escalated cases /issues/questions of Project team to ensure they are closed efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Ensure the successful management and reporting of all corporate initiatives in the program
  • Supervise and lead the program and Project Managers to oversee the impacts and interdependencies between programs and work to ensure initiatives meet the goals and objectives of the executive leadership team
  • Provide both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks and issues
  • Work with Project Managers in efficiently managing and reporting on resource capacity


Process Improvement and Standards Development:


  • Establish and maintain a project methodology incorporating structures, standards, processes, documentation and reporting which is agile, fits the needs of the project and puts emphasis on the quality of decision making and timely project delivery
  • Maintain processes to ensure project management documentation, reports and plans are relevant, accurate and complete
  • Maintain and update the project management framework and disciplines necessary to support a PMO 
  • Lead project demand management, resource management and portfolio management
  • Manage communication processes, ensuring continuous improvement of the communication stream
  • Ensure Project Management best practices awareness and training for the relevant employees, project managers, departments heads



Your Profile:

University Degree in Business Administration /PMP, Agile/Scrum certifications are a plus

A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in a similar role


We can offer you:

  • Future growth opportunities with different business units and multiple brands
  • Staff discounts at all participating Chalhoub partner brands
  • The chance to live and work in a dynamic regional retail hub