- Must have experience delivering regulatory change at a Portfolio level.
- An opportunity to join a highly respected and regarded Financial Services organi
About Our Client
A major banking organisation based in London.
Regulatory Portfolio Manager Job descriptionWe are looking for a high calibre Portfolio Manager to work within the Projects Division. This individual will have strong organisation and stakeholder management skills enabling them to plan and manage the delivery of a portfolio of change within the regulatory portfolio.
As a member of the Projects leadership team, the position is pivotal to the successful growth and development of the projects division and the individual will play a key role in maturing the capability and services offered across the Bank and in the move to a more agile delivery model.
With a proven track record in change delivery and in leading teams, the successful candidate will have extensive experience of delivering complex projects and programmes and of managing at portfolio level to achieve organisational change and the associated business benefits. This role is not suited to individuals who do not have significant hands-on experience of change delivery and portfolio management.The Portfolio Manager will form part of the Projects Senior Leadership Team with joint responsibility leading and developing the division and enabling the achievement of its objectives. The Portfolio Manager will report into the Head Projects. They will lead relationships with key stakeholders within their business area and the wider Bank, and will develop and deliver the portfolio of change through working closely with Business and Technology colleagues through the end to end change cycle.
This is a people management role with responsibility for the day to day management and development of the team through the effective sharing of information, coaching and communication of a clear vision. The portfolio manager will ensure that team members are productive, engaged and motivated to deliver the division's and portfolio's objectives. This will include setting clear goals and stretch objectives that are aligned to those of the team, division and directorate as well as other staff-related matters that may arise including performance management, absence and sickness.
- Portfolio Pipeline: Working as demand interface and strategic partner with the regulator to interpret and plan the delivery of business outcome, being a key contributor in shaping and developing the business area strategy and priorities, developing expert knowledge and insight into the regulators business.
- Governance & Reporting: Ensuring that the governance and reporting framework is applied pragmatically, providing MI on performance, driving effective decision making and accountability.
- People & Leadership: Communicating and building commitment to a shared vision and sense of purpose. Supporting business stakeholders to take decisions independently and to lead in their area of expertise.
- Planning, Scheduling and Resourcing: Producing and maintaining the portfolio delivery plan, monitoring the critical path to delivery, identifying and tracking dependencies across the Banks regulatory portfolio, proposing the allocation of funding and other resources across change initiatives to optimise the return on investment,.
- Risk & Opportunity Management: Identifying, mitigating and monitoring portfolio risks (threats & opportunities) at project, programme and portfolio level. Leading the resolution of issues at project, programme or portfolio level as necessary.
- Stakeholder Management: Mapping stakeholder interest and influence to determine priorities for engagement, communicating appropriately and challenging assumptions where necessary.
- Benefits Management: Supporting the business to develop benefits plans, establishing ownership for benefits realisation. Review and critique business cases to assess doability and to monitor progress towards benefits realisation.
- Being a role model and ambassador for the Division, committed to the purpose of the Bank and providing a supportive team environment.
Number of direct reports: 8-10
The Successful Applicant
Regulatory Portfolio Manager Role Requirements
Minimum Essential Criteria
- Experience of change management within the Financial Services sector.
- Experience of delivering regulatory change within the Financial Services Sector.
- Significant experience within a similar organisation of portfolio definition and delivery, understanding business priorities, supporting business change and managing successful business partnerships.
- Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence business decisions and command credibility at senior management level, managing complex relationships across an organisation.
- Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous situations and to build consensus towards a common goal.
- Inter-personal sensitivity and the ability to operate effectively within a nuanced stakeholder and team environment.
- Excellent communicator, with the ability to communicate complex and technical information effectively in written and oral form with a style that is moderated according to the audience.
- Strong leadership record, including the ability to create and implement a shared vision and the delivery of outcomes.
- Experience in leading and working closely with business leaders, challenging conventional thinking and identifying opportunities to generate business benefit and value for money,
- Expert knowledge of the project, programme and change management lifecycle and the key stages, in both a waterfall and agile delivery framework.
- Sound understanding of financial budgeting, forecasting & analysis.
- A high level of tenacity and negotiation skills in obtaining support, resources and commitment to plans.
- Strong team-working ability - works effectively with colleagues across the business, and manages the different priorities of multiple parties, internal and external.
- Strong people leadership skills - effective coaching in order to challenge and develop the wider team and other colleagues; providing direction and guidance; matrix management of people working across different functions including third party suppliers, Strong customer focus; collegiate and political awareness; ability to understand and guide the resolution of conflicting requirements.
- Strategic thinking - ability to think ahead and to be innovative in meeting business needs,
- Able to challenge stakeholders and suppliers on both business and technical issues, whilst maintaining excellent relationships.
- Capable of managing a diverse workload and prioritising work to meet business deadlines.
- A recognised Project Management or Portfolio Management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2, APMP, MoP or PMI
What's on Offer
up to £100K basic with excellent benefits.