Head of PMO (Project Management Office) Sales (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for most innovative, reliable and economic hoist-equipment on utility vehicles and in the maritime sector. To strengthen our Bergheim PMO-team, we are looking for a Head of PMO (Project Management Office) Sales (f/m/d).

The Project Management Office (PMO) in the PALFINGER Sales organization is newly built up and is the central focal point for the global project organization. One of the key overall goals of the PMO is to implement strategies, guidelines and global governance models to manage and execute Projects within the Sales organization. 
As the Teamlead PMO Sales you will not only contribute in defining the roadmap and the strategy for coming new project management trends, standards, methods and best practices but also support, guide and train project teams to bring the project management knowledge to the next level.

Your Tasks

  • Lead the Project Management Office Sales
  • Develop and implement the global Sales PMO roadmap and strategy plans across the entire sales organization
  • Shape and implement project management processes, methods and best practices to match current and future organizational needs
  • Define, implement, set goals and strategies together with the Product Divisions to grow the current project management knowledge 
  • Be a point of reference on expert knowledge in project management to other organizations within Palfinger. (e.g. Product Lines)
  • Design and implement project management guidelines and documentation 
  • Design and conduct workshops and training to provide guidance and support to the project management community
  • Communicate, moderate and manage internal and external stakeholders involved in PMO activities
  • Work, together with the PMO teams from all Functions, on the continuous improvement of the project management technics, knowledge and global adoption 

Your Qualification

  • Technical or commercial university degree
  • Relevant professional experience of at least 5 years (e.g. project leader / manager, preferably in an international environment) 
  • Certification on a Project Management Standard (PMI, PRINCE2, IPMA, SaFe)
  • Experience in organizational teams, international matrix organizations and multicultural environments
  • Experience in coordination of virtual teams and virtual trainings
  • Experience in the management of international (customer-) projects preferable
  • Flexible and strong personality operates well in intercultural environment, able to implement processes and standards
  • Well organized and structured person with hands on implementation skills
  • Enjoys working in a creative, dynamic and global team
  • Eager to learn, continuously improve and drive research on new project management trends and topics
  • German and English language skills in verbal and written is are a must 

We offer

  • Good Life-balance thanks to flexible working hours and freedom to organize your work
  • Performance-related compensation and attractive incentive schemes
  • Career planning and development opportunities 
  • Personal and professional competence
  • Opportunity to gain international experience
  • Voluntary fringe benefits provided by our company health management scheme PALfit 


Minimum gross salary according to Austrian metal industry collective agreement is EUR 49.596,40. We are willing to overpay according to training and qualification. 

We are looking forward to your informative application! 


Nadja Wimmer

HR Business Partner
Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 | 5101 Bergheim | Austria


Lamprechtshausener Bundesstr. 8 , 5101 Bergheim
Palfinger Bergheim

Job Benefits

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Barrier Liberty
  • Company Doctor
  • Food Allowances
  • Company mobile phone (function related)
  • Fitness Programs
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Health Measures
  • Good transport connection
  • Mobile working (function related)
  • Canteen
  • Employee discounts
  • Parking facilities
  • Car Sharing Initiative
  • Job Ticket