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Issy-les-Moulineaux, France



Planning Manager - Trains Orient Express (F/M/X)


Accor HQ

Company Description


We are worldwide Augmented Hospitality leaders, the best at what we do. Heartists is what we call ourselves, generous, passionate, attentive, and free, whether we are welcoming guests, connecting with our peers, or serving others. 

Our entire Accor estate expands across the world. With over 300,000 experts committed to rejuvenating the hospitality experience we pride ourselves in being the employer of choice, so live limitlessly, come as you are, grow with us, work with purpose, and explore the endless opportunities in store. 


Artisan of Travel since 1883 Orient Express is a legendary brand, steeped in history and loved by past, present and future generations. Representing the pinnacle of ultra-luxury hospitality within Accor Group, this brand is currently going through exciting phases of rebirth and expansion.  

Orient Express embodies the refined nomadic spirit of travel, inviting each traveler to a place where the journey is the destination. Bringing awe-inspiring travel experiences to a new generation of adventurers, its exceptional portfolio includes The Orient Express, with its original carriages reimagined as the new embassy of French luxury; Orient Express La Dolce Vita, a train embodying the 'Made in Italy' way; Orient Express Silenseas - the world’s largest sailing ship; and hotels coming to Rome and Venice.  

Progressively shaping the future of luxury hospitality, Orient Express is focusing on employee journey and growth. 

Job Description

Within the Trains’ Team at Orient-Express, the Planning Manager will be responsible and accountable for establishing, maintaining, and tracking optimized and harmonized schedules.

An Engaging Context:

Within our team dedicated to railway projects, the Planning Manager plays a crucial role at the heart of a unique project that captures the attention of the entire Accor Group. The Planning Manager will work closely with the Project Manager, to whom he will directly report. In a context of brand development where expectations regarding delivery and quality are high, the Planning Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining optimized schedules, harmonizing activities among various service providers, and closely monitoring progress. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent communication with internal and external stakeholders.

This opportunity provides a stimulating and dynamic environment for a motivated and rigorous professional ready to take on the exciting challenge of contributing to the success of an iconic project within a renowned group.

Your missions and responsibilities:

  • Establish the overall work schedule, taking into account project deadlines, resources, and constraints.
  • Coordinate and harmonize schedules among the various service providers involved in the project.
  • Ensure regular monitoring of work progress with service providers, identifying and assisting in the resolution of any delays or issues.
  • Collaborate closely with the Project Manager to ensure overall project coherence and compliance with objectives and quality standards.
  • Proactively communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of deadlines and expectations.
  • Visiting industrial sites in France and abroad to closely monitor all provided services, including studies, homologation, construction, procurement, etc


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Master’s degree in engineering in one or more of the following fields: civil, mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Automation
  • 10 years of professional experience including Industrial projects background
  • Relevant experience in project management, preferably in an operational job in railways or other heavy industries
  • Proficiency in planning and project management tools (such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, etc.)
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • French and English language required. Other languages such as Italian are a plus
  • Strong management skills
  • Strongly process-oriented
  • Experience working with multiple partners
  • Results driven, self- starter, problem solver with proven ability to drive projects to a successful conclusion
  • Team oriented and excellent communication skills are essential
  • Strong sense of organization, rigor, and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice
  • Experience of working in a matrix organisation
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office products with an emphasis on Excel.

Appreciated Skills:

  • Knowledge of the railway sector and its technical specificities
  • Certification in project management (such as PMP, Prince2, etc.)
  • Experience in projects exceeding €500 million
  • Experience in renovation works (rolling stock, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Experience working with multiple partners
  • Experience in the luxury industry
  • Experience in coordinating projects involving multiple international stakeholders.

Additional Information

A unique environment:

Our company offers a distinctive working environment characterized by innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. The Planning Manager will work within a close-knit team, currently consisting of 5 individuals, with a goal to expand to around ten members through recruitment efforts. Based in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, at Accor’s headquarters, this team operates in close collaboration with other Orient Express teams, including sales, distribution, marketing, finance, and guest experience, fostering a culture of teamwork and mutual support. Joining our team means being part of a dynamic and cohesive group where collaboration across departments is key to success.

What benefits can Accor offer its employees?

A real Work life balance

  • Work from Everywhere: Personal access provided to over 500 coworking spaces, many of which are within our hotels.
  • ALL - Heartist® Program: Unforgettable stays and experiences at all Accor locations and partner venues worldwide.
  • And at our Issy les Moulineaux site: Collaborative workspaces, an employee restaurant, unlimited coffee, gaming and sports areas, a concierge service, and a park just across the street.

Attractive Finance benefits

  • Sustainable Mobility Package up to €700 for the use of "green" transportation, or 75% coverage of Pass Navigo (public transportation pass). 

Learning & development

  • Talent Management at the earth our of HR Accor strategy.
  • We want you to feel free to dare and free to grow, by opening new doors to continuous learning and skills development. Challenge yourself and switch between jobs, brands, and career paths

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. 

Diversidade & Inclusão para a Accor significa acolher cada um e respeitar suas diferenças, priorizando apenas qualidades e habilidades na ampliação de oportunidades de emprego e desenvolvimento. Nossa ambição é proporcionar emprego com propósito, e uma cultura acolhedora, excelentes condições de trabalho e promover o desenvolvimento de todas as pessoas, incluindo as pessoas com deficiência. Não hesite em nos informar de quaisquer necessidades específicas que possa ter para que possamos levá-las em consideração.


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