Group PMO Lead (2011)

  • Location: Gloucester
  • Duration: Fixed-term for 12 Months
  • Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Application end date: 10/04/20

About the role

A ‘hands on’ senior PMO lead with significant experience in the running and transformation of a Group PMO function is required.  The individual will be responsible for driving forward a step change in capability resulting in significantly improved delivery of change to achieve the group’s strategic objectives

Key accountabilities

  • Creation and maintenance of high level Portfolio change plan together with monitoring of  progress, at an individual and portfolio level, against baseline
  • Identification and management of programme / project interdependencies ensuring swift resolution to keep delivery on track
  • Coordination, tracking and forecasting of the change portfolio resource profile against requirements to ensure appropriate resources are in place to achieve planned deliverables
  • Drive Portfolio level risk and issue management ensuring consistent and effective management of the change portfolios exposure to risk at an individual and collective level.
  • Development of business-wide change capacity planning and reporting to support broader change planning
  • Management of the Group benefits realisation process ensuring programmes and projects are adhering to the agreed standards
  • Collate, quality assure and report regular Portfolio status reports/dashboards and Change Board meeting packs and other outward reporting requirements up to executive level
  • Oversight and management of the overall Group portfolio change budget including monitoring of actuals against approved budget, preparation of forecast expenditure and review and validation of budget requests 
  • Establish new, or build upon current, Portfolio Office processes to support Portfolio change plan, ensuring they are fit for purpose and easy to follow and abide by agreed standards 
  • Establish new, or build upon current, Portfolio, Programme and Project governance standards including assessment of the appropriateness of an agile delivery environment 
  • Create and support a stakeholder engagement process to ensure the needs of portfolio’s customers are identified and managed appropriately and strong stakeholder support for the portfolio exists 
  • Coaching of wider programme and project team members to ensure understanding and compliance with PMO processes, tools, governance and standards 

Essential, Technical & Personal Skills

  • Significant experience in both creating and running a Portfolio Office function for complex programme and project delivery
  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills, especially at senior level
  • Experience of agile development methodologies
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple complex priorities 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent facilitation and problem solving skills  
  • Advanced planning and excellent Project, PowerPoint and Excel skills 
  • Knowledge of implementation of PMO software tools an advantage
  • Ability to motivate a team