Barbara Goffioul

Barbara Goffioul

Operations Support Manager, Western Europe at PM Group

Brussels Area, Belgium
Architecture & Planning

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Barbara Goffioul's Overview

  • Operations Support Manager, Western Europe at PM Group
  • President at Ireland Belgium Business Association
  • Business Development Manager at PM Group
  • Events & Studio Technical Coordination at EVL Productions
  • Technicians Planning & Logistic at Can Do (since 2007 Procon Event Engineering)

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Barbara Goffioul's Summary

Strong Networking Capabilities
Creative Organizational Skills
Communication, Information & People Management
Proven Ability in Projects Sourcing
Good General Understanding of Technical, Legal, Social and Diplomatic Matters

Experienced in Resources Planning & Recruiting, International Industrial Relations Management, HR and Mobility Management, Event Management, International Business Development, Liaisons with Authorities, Market Investigations, Public Relations, Office Management, Purchases and Procurement,…

Interested in International Operations, New Location Development, People Management, Multi-Office Execution, Global Integration

Able to Adapt Easily and Quickly to Multiple Sectors, Cultures and Environments

Barbara Goffioul's Experience

Operations Support Manager, Western Europe

PM Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

July 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Brussels

As Operations Support Manager, I am in charge of all the non-engineering aspects of the local execution of projects and I am managing Brussels Office's operations. My main focus is on resourcing PM Group's projects in the Benelux region.

Among others, my responsibilities include:
- Sourcing local resources for project teams
- Developing Outsourced Technical Services
- Ensuring compliance with EU and local regulations and practices
- Improving Mobility Management and relocation support
- Liaising with local authorities
- Managing local overheads
- Negotiating with local suppliers
- Organizing events, etc.


Ireland Belgium Business Association

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months) Brussels Area, Belgium

The Ireland Belgium Business Association (IBBA) is a non-profit association aiming to connect, for mutual benefit, people working in business between the two countries.

As Chair of the Association's Steering Committee, I am committed to support the development of profitable commercial relationships for both countries and I will encourage all initiatives to nurture the dialogues between Irish and Belgian professionals in all relevant sectors.

Business Development Manager

PM Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Architecture & Planning industry

August 2010July 2013 (3 years)

As Business Development Manager, my mission was to grow PM Group’s business in the Benelux region and to establish and strengthen local networks of Clients, Partners, Suppliers and Resources.

I achieved this through roundtrips in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands (Market Exploration, Presentations to Clients, Identification of Potential Partners) and through attendance to a variety of international events (Bio Washington, MedTech Stuttgart, Biowin Day, European Conference on Healthcare Engineering etc.).

I also supported and provided content to public and private regional tendering processes (various clients in the Biopharma sector, Hospital Competition, International Financial Institution's new HQ, Support to local Cluster creation, etc.).

As PM Group was gaining contracts into the Benelux region, I started to contribute to the local completion of our projects, including the organization of a Graduates Recruitment Campaign and our Participation to Student Job Fair as well as the creation of a Database of Local Engineering Resources (~500 names).

Events & Studio Technical Coordination

EVL Productions

August 2006July 2010 (4 years) Overijse, Belgium

Small to Medium Scale Events Management
Support to Technical Site Director for Large-Scale Events
Technicians Recruitment and Management
Suppliers Selection and Coordination
Studio Activities Coordination
Office Management
Accounts Follow-up

One of the major achievements I brought to this small-business company was the creation of an Accounts, Suppliers & Technicians Database (in MS Access)

Technicians Planning & Logistic

Can Do (since 2007 Procon Event Engineering)

May 2005July 2006 (1 year 3 months)

Events Engineers & Technicians Planning
Logistic Coordination for national and international projects
About 75 staff engineers and technicians & 200 regular free-lances to appoint daily to the right project and optimize the logistic around it!
Ensure material provision and optimize truck delivery rounds

Barbara Goffioul's Languages

  • French

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Dutch

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

Barbara Goffioul's Education

Irish Management Institute, Dublin, Ireland

Management Core Competencies Program, Management


Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Complementary Master, Drama


Activities and Societies: International Exchange Program: Canada - Belgium

Université libre de Bruxelles

Master, Information - Communication


Activities and Societies: Cultural Diary Editor, Teacher Assistant, Mentor for Practical Exercices

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Free Student, Archaeology and Philosophy


Activities and Societies: International Exchange Program: Argentina - Belgium; Archeology workshop

Barbara Goffioul's Test Scores

  • EBTI

    • October 2012
    • Score: ENTJ
  • Belbin Team Role

    • March 2013
    • Score: Shaper

Barbara Goffioul's Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Development
  2. Human Resources
  3. Public Relations
  4. Event Management
  5. Recruiting
  6. Sourcing
  7. Market Research
  8. Feasibility Studies
  9. Purchasing
  10. Mobility Management
  11. Cultural Awareness
  12. Public Affairs
  13. Legal Compliance
  14. Industrial Relations
  15. Hospitality
  16. International Operations
  17. Contract Management

Barbara Goffioul's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • President

      Ireland Belgium Business Association
      • Economic Empowerment
      June 2013 present (1 year 4 months)

      The Ireland Belgium Business Association (IBBA) is a non-profit association aiming to connect, for mutual benefit, people working in business between the two countries.

    • Responsible Young Driver

      • Social Services
      December 2005 present (8 years 10 months)


    • Presenter

      Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur
      • Arts and Culture
      September 2004 present (10 years 1 month)

      Introducing movies on stage and animating following debates with movies' crew and the public

    • Animation for the Elederly

      Foyer Saint-Anne, Namur, Belgium
      • Social Services
      1997 present (17 years)


  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
    • Organizations I support:

      • Reporters Without Borders
      • Alzheimer's Association®

Barbara Goffioul's Projects

  • IBBA Gala Dinner

    • January 2014 to Present

    The Ireland Belgium Business Association Gala Dinner gathered more than a hundred guests from a variety of companies, primarily focussed on the Food, Pharma, Transports, ICT and Multimedia sectors, including Agtel, Ardmac, BDO, Boyne Valley, Dornan Engineering, EIDA Software Solutions, Eurocity, Grontmij, PM group, Xtratherm, etc. as well as many trade organizations such as Voka, FIT, IDA and Enterprise Ireland.

  • Beer Tasting on Brussels Grand' Place for IBBA Launch

    • September 2013 to Present

    On Tuesday 10th of September 2013 the Ireland Belgium Business Association (IBBA) welcomed an enthusiastic crowd to:
    - A private visit of the Museum of Belgian Brewers on the Grand Place of Brussels
    - A conference by famous beer connoisseur Krishan Maudgal entitled “Irish and Belgian Beer Culture: How to operate a successful internationalization in the beer industry”
    - A guided Beer Tasting cocktail
    This event was co-hosted by Enterprise Ireland and sponsored by PM Group and the Belgian breweries Contreras, De Block and De Troch

  • Ondernemersdag Engineering School GroepT (Leuven, Belgium)

    • February 2012 to Present

    Organize PM Group's presence @ the Ondernemersdag
    Coordinate Stand's Build-Up and Marketing Material' s production
    Manage day follow-up and team (2 persons for potential recruits' interviews and 2 persons for distribution of marketing material and first approach to the students)

  • International BIO Convention (Washington, DC)

    • June 2011 to Present

    Role of Delegate for PM Group International
    Special Mission of making the company known inside local Benelux Delegations
    Report Writing for the various International Operations of the Group

  • Visit of H.E. President of Ireland, Mary McAleese to Amsterdam

    • May 2011 to Present

    Organizing PM Group’s sponsorship / attendance to the official visit of H.E. Mary McAleese, President of Ireland to the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Managing PM Group's participation to the Dairy Business event organized at this occasion.
    Attending the various local events as a local representative of PM Group and assisting the attendance of Mr. Pat McGrath, CEO of PM Group

  • Representation of PM Group @ Stuttgart International MedTech Fair

    • March 2011 to March 2011
  • PM Group Benelux Office Opening (Wavre, Belgium)

    • September 2010 to Present

    In attendance at the official opening of PM Group’s new regional headquarters were H.E. Tom Hanney, Ambassador of Ireland to Belgium; Minister Louis Michel, MEP; Pat McGrath, PM Group former CEO and Dave Murphy, PM Group current CEO.

  • Mardan Palace Opening (Antalya, Turkey)

    • 2009 to 2009

    Back Office Support to Technical Site Manager of Mardan Palace Opening Night in Antalya, Turkey.
    I was assisting the Site Director reporting to LSE, technical contractor for over 700 pyrotechnic firing positions, choreographed flames and fountains, 40 lasers, suspended aerialists and over 150 moving lights!

  • Afrika Afrika (Antwerp, Belgium)

    • February 2009 to Present

    In the backstage and in the VIP areas of the show Afrika Afrika in Antwerp, direction of a shooting crew: cameraman, sound engineer and interviewer. In studio coordination of the editing and rendering of rushes for television VTM and for advertising use by sponsor Proximus. Client: production house Arrano

  • NRJ in the Park

    • September 2006 to October 2007

    Backstage support for Site Director

  • Modern Bal in 12 cities in Belgium to celebrate Belgium' 175th anniversary

    • July 2005 to Present

    Personnel and Trucks Coordination for a simultaneous show in 12 cities for the 175th anniversary of Belgium.

Barbara Goffioul's Courses

  • Management Core Competencies Program, Management

    Irish Management Institute, Dublin, Ireland

    • Management Core Competencies
    • Personal Development
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Communications
    • Personal Leadership
    • Teams
    • Employment Legislation
    • Coaching
    • Branding
    • Finance
  • Business Development Manager

    PM Group

    • German
  • Operations Support Manager, Western Europe

    PM Group

    • Bond Adapt V11
  • Events & Studio Technical Coordination

    EVL Productions

    • Event Management
    • Adobe After Effect
    • Animated Movie
    • Dutch

Barbara Goffioul's Organizations

  • Rotary Club Alta Gracia, Argentina

    Youth Exchange Program
    • August 1999 to July 2000

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