Senior Manager IT Projects | Genk

Do you have the spirit to represent our IT Project Management team as a Senior Manager? Discover below the challenges and rewards associated with the role of Senior Manager PMO at H.Essers.


The Project Management Office (PMO) department is part of the IT organisation where around 140 employees contribute daily to H.Essers’ technological and digital future. The organisation has a clear strategic focus and is experiencing strong growth with several branches at home and abroad. To support this, the IT landscape must constantly evolve along with new in-house developed systems. Our state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System but also our cloud-based customer portal and synchromodal planning tools (Transport Management System) are some fine examples. The PMO department formulates and monitors priorities in line with the company’s strategic interests. In this way, H.Essers’ growth is guaranteed and supported from an IT point of view. Stakeholder management and managing the expectations of both internal and external stakeholders are among your responsibilities as Senior Manager PMO. You will, together with your 7 direct reports, report and advise in a consistent and standardised manner with the aim of supporting decisions. In summary, continuous improvement and compliance is pursued across IT teams.

We translate this into:

  • Project & portfolio management: helicopter view of projects and alignment with necessary stakeholders at Business Unit and C-level
  • Structural alignment with business regarding priorities and key decisions of the IT roadmap across IT teams
  • Final responsibility with regard to long & short-term IT resource planning
  • Managing and coaching the IT PMO team consisting of a strong team of Project Managers
  • Establish and maintain governance related to validation & IT security, as well as supervise internal and external audits (GDP, SOC1, ISO27001, ISO9001)
  • Promote cohesion and cooperation between the various IT teams and their management
  • Final responsibility in passing on IT costs to external end customers


  • You start from an extensive experience in IT project management and have already earned your stripes in leading and coaching a team
  • You take ownership like no other; you actively manage the expectations of internal and external stakeholders
  • You get satisfaction from solving complex problems, and you are very agile in adjusting priorities in the context of the greater good of the company
  • Fluent speaking, powerful presentation, smooth initiation of new contacts and relationship building sums up your communication style well
  • Furthermore, we recognise a healthy assertive mindset and you put maximum effort into good, close cooperation, both internally and externally
  • Finally, you have a Master’s level of thinking and are analytically strong.


  • In addition to your attractive salary, we offer meal & eco cheques, group and hospitalisation insurance, company car, smartphone, expense allowance and My Essers benefits.
  • Moreover, within this role, you will be part of our C-Reps
  • You can also count on a very extensive leave scheme and the option of teleworking.
  • Supported by our vision of ‘Lifelong Learning’, the H.Essers Academy offers you a free choice of various training courses that contribute to your personal development.
  • Your physical and mental health are strengthened through H.Essers’ Fit2Grow health programme.
  • Your greatest asset is undoubtedly your place within the close-knit H.Essers family.


  • Family values: forming a strong foundation of trust and commitment for both employees and customers since 1928
  • Job security: in a rapidly changing world
  • Ambitious team: with 7500 dedicated colleagues, we strive for excellence and have a greenhouse of ambition and opportunities
  • Innovation: in our processes and services, allowing us to serve our customers ever more efficiently and sustainably
  • Sustainable international growth: recognising our social, economic and environmental responsibility as an organisation to have a positive impact on society as a whole
  • Diversity and inclusion: are crucial for a healthy and productive working environment and are actively embraced within H.Essers

These are just a few reasons why H.Essers is an attractive choice, we are curious to discover your reason(s).

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