Senior Operations Manager

  • Full-time

Job Description

Publicis Groupe is a leading global communications and full-circle marketing services company. Our projects range from classic advertising campaigns, through digital creative strategy management, website build projects, in-house production, data-driven media solutions, content creation & maintenance and global digital communication strategy & asset creation for several brands, just to mention a few larger areas of our expertise.   

In Hungary; our multinational team represents over 300 people from across 25+ different countries, providing integrated solutions and diverse expertise that shape how Fortune 500 companies and brands communicate from Europe to the US and China. 

We are a group of communication professionals deeply rooted in the values of diversity and inclusion, working for better futures at speed by turning the magical combinations of many into the Power Of One! 


We are seeking a Senior Operations Manager, who is ready to bring their expertise on board and work with us! The Senior Operations Manager will be responsible for driving organizational vision and operational strategy for Publicis Groupe Hungary. This role is crucial for the integration of all our internal brands in terms of operational processes: internal resource management, freelancer management including hiring needs, project management tool usage and performance management guidelines, to mention a few. The Senior Operations Manager handles our internal processes and workflows on a daily basis, meanwhile constantly seeking opportunities for process optimization within the company. Additionally, an ongoing analysis is expected of cost optimizing opportunities as well as targeting new business prospects with linked KPIs. 

Main roles & responsibilities: 

Leading a team of 2 and reporting to Head of HR, the main roles & responsibilities are: 

  • Internal resource management 
  • Freelancer strategy & management 
  • Driving efficiency within resource management 
  • Staffing plan development with business leads and resource planning with current and needed capacity 
  • CEE orgchart and data update regarding staff of PGH accross CEE countries 
  • Leading internal initiatives and internal projects 
  • Process development for new and existing clients 
  • Owning our project management tool & platform: 
  • New business & incremental scope identifying workshop facilitation 
  • 360 workshop facilitation internally, supporting HR team 
  • Growing stability of workstreams via processes 
  • Identifying problems 
  • Action plan development based on problems 
  • Identify missing skillsets and opportunities for upskill / reskill for teams or for individuals 
  • Supporting the Talent Lead in the leadership of People & Culture team, creating reports in a timely manner 

Attitude & Qualities: 

  • 5+ years of experience, preferably coming from an agency environment in the advertisement / marketing / communication / media industry 
  • A thorough understanding of the business, coming from Client Service background and/or Operations Management background 
  • Fluent English skills needed, besides native Hungarian 
  • Strong Project Management skills 
  • Experience managing digital projects 
  • A love for details, organization and moving projects forward 
  • Appreciation of creative process and quality 
  • Understanding of budget implications, cost of work to be done 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with employees across departmental lines and seniority, as well as with external resources 

Why should you join Publicis Groupe?  

  • Multicultural and diverse environment - We have more, than 300 colleagues (and counting), talents coming from every part of the world, why not join us and learn some Portuguese during lunch breaks?  
  • Non-mandatory office days - We give you the opportunity to enjoy our modern and minimalistic (also award-winning!) open office and enjoy the comfort of your own home when it comes to where to spend your working hours. We love being in the office but also having the freedom to work from home! 
  • Flexible working hours - The working hours are also flexible. Here we have to mention that as we work for clients, you cannot do your job during the evening, but if you have a dentist’s appointment at 3 p.m., we won’t say you can’t go.  
  • Market-competitive salary - We will give you a salary that reflects your hard work. During the selection process we will try and find that sweet spot, which will make you happy when you open your offer letter.  
  • Work Your World program – Would you like to experience working from a different country for a couple of weeks? Start dreaming about your favorite location because with us, you can do it! Just pick a Publicis Groupe office on the Globe. Then start packing. 
  • Free Fridays in August - That’s right! Last year we introduced having free Fridays in August, and we are about to do it again this year! 
  • Dog friendly office - If you have a furry, occasionally barking four-legged bestie, they are also more than welcome in the office.  
  • Company events - Once you have joined us, you’ll see that we not only learn each other's native language (remember the unofficial language lessons from above?), but also have regular get-togethers. Trying not to stay thirsty during every third Thursday (yes, we definitely call them Thirsty Thursdays!), having different themed parties throughout the year or boosting our creativity by listening to Creative mornings in the Café! 
  • Well-being – Last year we launched our well-being program, Balance by Publicis Groupe Hungary. We believe that balance is not something to be found, but something to create. That is why we are fully committed to bringing it into your life. Initiatives, such as coaching, round table conversations, workshops and education on well-being is available for everyone, and more elements of the program is on the way. 
  • Relocation - Would you like to join us from the other side of the globe? Looking forward to talking to you! If we agree on working together, we will help you get through the bureaucracy and get you the working visa you need.  

Interested? Come and join the Publicis Groupe adventure! 

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe, believes that our people are our greatest asset. Our people are chosen for their personalities, their ethics and professional qualities without any exclusion, preferential treatment or discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate by reason of age, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or disability or any other difference. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate assistance for candidates with disabilities or special needs throughout the recruitment process upon request. 

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