‘World Class Rapid Digitization of Cultural Heritage’

Operations Manager Digitization (Montpellier, FR)

Fulltime, Operations Manager Digitization (Montpellier, FR)

Do you have a hands-on approach and an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you like to do something for the heritage sector? We're looking for an Operations Manager Digitization in Montpellier, France.

Picturae is a highly innovative service provider within the cultural heritage world. We offer museums, archives and libraries a complete solution for making their collections available to the public. These services include everything from concept development, to the digitization and management of collections. R&D is the driving force behind our distinctive reputation; equipment, software and processes are fully developed in house based on the latest cutting-edge technology. Our services go beyond the customary needs of the sector and sets us apart. Picturae is present in The Netherlands, Belgium, The United Kingdom, the U.S.A. and France.

Job responsibility
Supervising a large-scale digitization project on-site in Montpellier, France during the period 2016-2018. Achieving production targets and liaising with internal and external stakeholders, in France as well as the company headquarters in the Netherlands.


  • Making a long-term planning as well as day-to-day schedule, incorporating financial and logistical aspects
  • Establishing structural communications with French client, both in kick-off phase and during the run of the project
  • Managing complex field of stakeholders on client side
  • Aligning daily schedule with partner organization, logistical employee and operators
  • Supervising and coaching three operators in order to optimize productivity
  • Optimize logistical layout of production facilities in order to improve throughput
  • Monitoring progress and budget, and taking necessary course of action to achieve
  • both while keeping the Dutch HQ informed of this
  • Aligning with the client and the transcription team based in NL on the processing of
  • metadata
  • Continuously looking for solutions to improve productivity
  • The project manager reports to the Chief Project officer at the Dutch HQ


  • Result-oriented, hands-on approach
  • Self-starting professional
  • Team player, ability to liaise with various internal disciplines (IT, Purchasing,
  • Engineering, Administration)
  • Ability to motivate operational team members
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Planning skills
  • Ability to balance practical and strategic aspects
  • Internationally oriented
  • Representative nature


  • The project manager is the first point of contact for the client, partner organization and Dutch HQ concerning the progress of the project;
  • The project manager is responsible for delivering the project within the agreed timeframe and budget and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders

Required experience

  • Minimum 5-10 years work experience in project management and/ or production management role
  • Minimum of 2 reference projects to demonstrate said experience
  • Academic/ higher education professional and intellectual ability
  • Experience with managing complex logistical solutions is a pro
  • Excellent English and French language skills are mandatory, Dutch is a pro
  • Photographical/technical background is a pro
  • Ability to relocate to Montpellier, France for the duration of the project
  • Willing to spend about 1 month in the Netherlands for training (December – January)

We offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Internal training
  • Dynamic environment
  • Open organization
  • International work environment

Do you want to apply?
If you are interested in working in a culturally rich market, providing a broad range of cutting edge and technologically sophisticated services, please fill out the form on the Picturae Website or send an email to jobs@picturae.com. There will be in person interviews conducted in October/November 2015. For questions about this function, you can contact Chrissie Hendriks at c.hendriks@picturae.com.