Project Management Office Manager (d/f/m)


Airbus produit la famille d’avions la plus moderne et la plus complète du marché. Une gamme complète assortie d’une offre support de qualité. Nos centres de production, répartis dans le monde entier, servent de référence et fixent la norme à l’ensemble de l’industrie tant en termes de qualité que d’efficacité. La clé du succès réside dans nos employés qui sont animés par un état d’esprit pionnier. C’est cet état d’esprit qui fait d’Airbus un leader aéronautique reconnu.

La société contribue à façonner le futur du transport aérien et à favoriser une croissance durable de l’activité à travers le monde. Fort de sa compréhension des besoins d’un marché en constante évolution, Airbus développe des technologies incrémentales novatrices et recherche le plus haut niveau de performances tant en termes d’approvisionnements que de production, afin de favoriser la croissance des compagnies aériennes et d’optimiser le rapprochement des personnes. Airbus, dont le siège social se trouve à Toulouse, est aujourd’hui le fer de lance du nouvel « Airbus Group » qui s’arroge régulièrement la moitié de l’ensemble des commandes d’avions civils.
Munich, FR

Job Description:

In order to support the department Project Management Office Germany, Airbus Defence and Space is looking for a PMO Manager (d/f/m).

Earth Observation and Science (EOS) delivers some of the most challenging and exciting projects in Space Systems. These projects offer a challenging, dynamic, and high paced environment where a strong Project Management Team is key to success. In order to meet these challenges, the Project Management Office Manager (PMO Manager) is a key role empowered as a co-pilot to the Project Manager, to proactively drive the different Project Management processes.

Your location

At the Airbus site in Friedrichshafen you will be working on innovation where others spend their holidays. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Constance while having lunch in our canteen. And after work, join one of our many corporate sports groups to go running, sailing or skiing.

Your benefits

  • Attractive salary and special payments

  • 30 days holidays and extra days-off for special occasions

  • Excellent upskilling opportunities and great development prospects

  • Special benefits: employer-funded pension, employee stock options, discounted car leasing, special conditions for insurances, transportation subsidy, employee benefits at cooperating companies

  • On-site-facilities: Kindergarten close to the site, medical officer for check-ups and other health-related services, lakeview canteen and cafeteria

  • Company sports and leisure activities such as sailing, diving and flight simulation

PMO Manager is a key role in delivering our projects and requires high level proficiency in the following PM disciplines, such as:

  • Integrated planning

  • Risk and opportunity management

  • Preparation of reviews

  • Internal and external reporting

  • Project Management data

This role reports hierarchically to the Head of PMO for EOS but is functionally embedded within the assigned project.

Responsibilities include (shared with the rest of the PMO team):

  • Maintain the Project Management Plan and ensure the programme’s adherence to this plan

  • Manage the Project Management digital ecosystem to operate the programme (e.g. Unified Planning, ADProjects, ARM, collaboration tools)

  • Prepare and facilitate meetings and support preparation of milestones

  • Support the Project Manager in planning and preparing Maturity Gates

  • Maintain the programme’s action register and drive the timely closure of actions

  • Coordinate preparation of reports in various formats for both internal and external customers

  • Ensures consistency among all contractual, financial and technical requirements and coverage in the Project Management Plan (in close cooperation with the Project Controller, Customer Contract Manager and Technical Manager)

  • Maintain the programme’s integrated plan in the appropriate toolset (e.g. Unified Planning), embedding inputs from all contributing stakeholders

  • Identify, track and communicate the programme’s critical path, proposing measures to shorten it

  • Track programme progress and provide visualization and early warning of potential issues to allow for early mitigation, anticipation and data-driven decisions

  • Maintain the Risk and Opportunity (R&O) Management Plan of the programme

  • Maintain the R&O register, including the facilitation of capture and assessment of risks and opportunities

  • Drive the definition and follow-up of R&O mitigation actions

  • Proactively seek out and implement improvements in your way of working, and in the overall execution of the programme

  • Support project’s improvement governance and contribute to the achievement of its improvement objectives

  • Supervision of overall Changes, to trigger CCN issue and build the relevant case

  • Interface with the S&OP process, to ensure consistency between the functions needs and project budget

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in Engineering or Business Administration

  • Previous experience in leading projects or as a PMO is highly sought

  • Experience in managing / working with a project schedule desired

  • Experience in managing risks and opportunities, either as a risk manager or a project member

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills

  • Ability to work across functions, and to influence and persuade programme stakeholders amid conflicting priorities

  • Experience with typical office applications and generally well-versed in digital tools

  • Experience in standard scheduling tools (e.g. Unified Planning, MS Project, Primavera) desired

  • Experience in using the Airbus ARM tool for risk and opportunity management desired

  • Experience working in international teams and environments

  • Fluency in English in mandatory

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Contract Type:

Permanent Contract / CDI / Unbefristet / Contrato indefinido

Experience Level:

Professional / Expérimenté(e) / Professionell / Profesional

Job Family:

Programme & Project Management <JF-PP-PM>

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