Role details

IT PMO Manager - IT and Business Projects

Bicester   •   £48,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • pmo manager, it and business projects
  • retail, projects

About Our Client

Leading Retail Organisation

Job Description

The PMO Manager is a member of the IT Projects and Governance Team.

Working within Group IT, this role will pre-dominantly focus on managing the overall programme portfolio, ensuring governance & control over the project & programmes plans, overall programme reporting, RAID assessment and preparing steering group packs.

The PMO Manager will provide support & guidance to the project management team and IT Senior Leadership team and will ensure that:

  • The multi-million pound Transformation programme is properly governed
  • Projects observe the appropriate project management standards and levels of consistency
  • Standards / processes are established across the entire Project and Programme Management discipline


Candidates will ideally have a Project Management Certification (PMP, P3O, APM or Prince 2), with competency / experience in the following areas:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience working in an IT PMO role
  • Possesses good understanding of all the main areas of PMO management, project management, and programme management
  • Experience in transformational / change management projects
  • Experience working with cross functional teams
  • Ability to effectively chair team meetings, subcommittees / task-forces of Project Teams
  • An ability to map out and understand complex, interdependent issues
  • Demonstrated management skills including prioritisation and delegation of Project Team-related activities
  • Demonstrated effective communications skills both written and oral coupled with the ability to tailor to any one of a wide variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated soft skills in effectively delivering tasks in a matrix environment, ability to influence and effectively progress/chase specific project related issues


Programme Management Support

  • Support IT Senior Leadership Team across multiple programmes / projects
  • Alignment and compliance to the programme and project governance framework
  • Alignment and monitoring of major programme and project deliverable
  • Financial tracking and analysis of change projects & programmes
  • Governance of the change control process, ensuring any changes are documented, assessed for impact and formally approved before being implemented
  • Building & maintaining an overall IT portfolio plan, balancing activities in agreement with the IT Senior team to assess & accommodate proposed changes to project prioritisation, resource allocation & funding requirements
  • Own the overall dependency plan for the portfolio, building & maintaining a set of integrated plans, highlighting and recommending options to best deliver our portfolio of change.
  • Create presentation slide based updates (where required) for key forums as requested/agreed by IT Senior team

The Successful Applicant


  • Highly motivated with excellent communication skills, able to integrate well at all levels
  • A professional and flexible attitude while multi-tasking at an extremely fast pace
  • High levels of personal energy and an ability to energise others
  • A strong customer led, work ethic and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Maintain complete confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to promote IT services to the end customer
  • Ability to anticipate and manage conflicts
  • Seeks to understand and support change
  • Acts swiftly and decisively

What's on Offer

12 MONTH FTC 50k + Benefits

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