PMO Lead/Senior PMO - Financial Services - Technology/IT

City of London Permanent £60,000 - £70,000 per year
  • Career Potential
  • Flexible working

About Our Client

A Financial Services company based in London and Bristol

Job Description

* Ensuring accurate, appropriate and timely updates are available and in line with the agreed governance schedule
* Ensuring that the appropriate controls are in place and taking ownership for escalating variances to both the IT Portfolio Manager and Project Management Practice Manager as required
* Proactively guiding Project Managers and Programme Managers in the identification of items for escalation through the governance channels
* Facilitating RAID management across programmes and wider portfolio ensuring processes are followed to ensure effective management
* Providing quality assurance, including the audit of portfolio documents in line with defined Portfolio Management Office processes and best practices, ensuring consistent quality across all portfolio documentation including Business Systems Board and Portfolio Management Committee updates
* Providing financial monitoring and control including analysis and reporting, monitoring budgets to ensure appropriate governance and controls are in place
* Proactively leading on Business Case tracking, traceability and benefits realisation activities. Using your analysis and insight, you will present your work to stakeholders as required.
* Provide Project planning, Milestone management, Scope management; and Change Management to ensure effective delivery
* Oversight of contracts pertaining to the programmes where relevant
* Keeping up to date on industry best practice, using your innovative approach and progressive thinking to support the IT Portfolio Manager in defining new processes and standards

The Successful Applicant

* A solid understanding of Portfolio Management Programme / Project deliveries
* Experience working in a multi-layered Portfolio environment (Programme, Project & Product)
* Strong analytical skills including experience of turning data into insights
* Experience of projects using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects
* An understanding of programmes within a large and complex IT environment
* Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project
* Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations
* Experience of facilitating large workshops / meetings
* Experience of presenting to senior stakeholders
* Experience working in a matrix management environment
* Experience of Reviewing and improving PMO best practices
* Experience of senior stakeholder management

What's on Offer

A flexible working enviroment and a permanent PMO Lead position

Oliver Durant
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+44 207 776 5922

Job summary

Job function
Financial Services
City of London
Contract type
Consultant name
Oliver Durant
Consultant phone
+44 207 776 5922
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