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PMO lead

  • £55000 - £65000
  • Manchester, Permanent
  • Date posted: 16th July 2021

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Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to all MC Tech Leadership and develop and maintain all performance dashboards and prepare reports to be submitted to project team and wider stakeholders.
  • Lead the management of project management activities and recommend required improvements to all project methodologies.
  • Lead preparation of a variety of reports to identify all health risks and coordinate with change and technical manager to facilitate all follow up action.
  • Lead regular portfolio and project status review calls on weekly and monthly basis.
  • Ensure compliance to all policies and procedures to prepare all reports.
  • Manage reviews and monitoring all MC Tech projects programs for program performance and perform regular corporate audits and prepare reports for same.
  • Support effective closure for all projects and perform required benefit analysis in collaboration with project team and maintain record of all MC Tech governance meetings.
  • Lead and own the monitoring of the Purchase order and invoicing process ensuring reporting, financial analysis are always up to date and all budget reports and forecasts are accurate.
  • Evaluate financials and assist to identify all IT key performance indicators.
  • Assist the MC Tech leadership to ensure deadlines are set, tasks are prioritised and deliverables are assigned to project team so that each workstream can hit the ground running with minimal wasted time and resources.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of integrated programme delivery plan factoring in dependencies within and across programmes.
  • With the MC Programme Director, Operations Delivery Lead, Tech Project leads and Business workstreams, identify and log programme risks and issues and assesses the potential impact to the critical path.
  • Ensures all workstreams follow required project standards and procedures. Oversees the input and tracking of items within the change control process.
  • Assist with the operation and running of defined governance forums and routines. Assists in the production of content for key governance meetings. Able to document decisions and key actions.

Skills / Experience / Knowledge Needed:

  • 5+ years’ PMO experience in technical environments with transactional websites, platforms, back end systems and interfaces.
  • Previous experience in retail/eCommerce environments highly advantageous.
  • Highly organised, able to work in a fast-paced environment and plan/manage time accordingly.
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Confidence, experience and knowledge to question stakeholders and delivery teams
  • Self-starter able to work with limited guidance.
  • Exposure to the full PMO office activities.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Diligent, focused, and dependable, able to build strong relationships based on integrity.
  • Team player able to work constructively with other project managers, business analysts, developers, suppliers, testers, business stakeholders and management.

Desirable Skills / Experience

  • Experienced PMO practitioner with experience in large scale IT Enabled transformations ideally within Retail / Telecoms.
  • Able to lead core central PMO activities of Risk and Issue capture/Management, Change/Scope Control, Document Management, Planning and Reporting.
  • Able to apply quality management principles and processes.
  • Able to capture and document multiple sets of data and translate into meaningful management information.
  • Able to network effectively, influence people and broker relationships with stakeholders and workstream leads.

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