Experienced Project Manager required to lead a team of project management professionals in the delivery of our portfolio of projects. The Portfolio Manager is the first point of contact for the overall project portfolio. They provide partnership services to senior management teams and teams of people engaged in the delivery of projects, ensuring common understanding of portfolio parameters and expectations.
Leads the team of PMOs, project managers and change managers, setting objectives and reviewing performance to ensure that people have the necessary capability and understanding to deliver their individual and the teams objectives.
Ensure the continued adoption of clear, transparent and effective methods of project delivery and portfolio governance in line with methodologies.
Lead the annual planning process, working alongside stakeholders to identify demand and balance against priority and capacity.
Acts as gatekeeper of the portfolio plan, protecting key projects and ensuring transparency of demand. Provides regular retrospective 'status against plan' assessment of facts and communicates key messages to senior stakeholders and decision makers, including delivery performance, and resource load to ensure appropriate project oversight.
Participates in reviews of priority projects to assure delivery, reflect senior support, leadership and sharing of key learning.
Skills & Experience:
10 + years in a project related profession.
An APMG, or OGC project professional accreditation is desirable, such as p3o (Portfolio Programme or Project Offices) or MoP (Management of Portfolios) .
Ability to work with colleagues in both technical I.S. and business focused role
Comfortable to work with colleagues across all levels of seniority
Ability to maintain calm under pressure and persevere during set-backs
Effective negotiation skills as required to engage with peers and team colleagues to ensure provision of excellent service.
Competent user of MS Office suite of products
Hours & Benefits:
Competitive pay rate, parking on site, full time- business hours.