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Head of Governance & Project Management Office

Sommet Education
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Sommet Education is the world's most extensive network of hospitality management institutions. It provides premium education through accredited programmes in two institutions on seven campuses around the world. Each institution offers a balanced curriculum of practical training, business management skills and a multicultural experience to prepare students for an international career in the fast-growing global hospitality industry.

Our approach to education is unique and entirely different from other universities or institutions. The learning and teaching environment not only provides a holistic education, but continually exposes students to a range of industry networks in the areas of luxury, finance, real estate as well as hotels, resorts and events companies. Our student's success in their chosen career is what drives us as an organisation.

Head of Governance & Project Management Office

Permanent position based in Clarens.

Reporting to the Chief Information, Innovation and Digital Officer, the Head of Governance & Project Management Office has the responsibility to manage the governance group process (IT and non-IT projects), communication of IT department and Project Management Portfolio.

The role includes:

  • Management of the Project Manager team
  • Manage Projects Portfolio towards all stakeholders (ExCom and Campus Management)
  • Ensure PMO effectiveness in supporting delivery of projects and programs
  • Maintain adequate level of information to key stakeholders at headquarters and in schools
  • Collaboration with all others IT members (Enterprise Architecture, Applications Managers, Security, Helpdesk)
  • Bachelor degree/Master degree or equivalent
  • Project management certifications (PMI / PRince 2 or similar)
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience within the area of project management
  • Good knowledge of business process formalization, IT technology and IT systems
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (both spoken and written) in English, French is a plus
  • Strong ability to collaborate and influence at all levels of business stakeholders
  • Analytical, rigorous, at ease and systematic with procedures
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills (persistent, client-oriented, results-oriented and accountable)