PMO Support

Competitive | Reigate | Permanent
Posted 18 days ago

£ Competitive

InterQuest Solutions are delighted to be working with our client a leading financial services organisation is searching for an experienced PMO ensure that the existing Portfolio of change is managed successfully through the development lifecycle.

The successful candidate will ensure the Portfolio delivers with transparency within agreed timescales and objectives. You will provide a combination of support and administrative activities that drive health check mechanisms, reporting and controls and ensuring Portfolio Governance is applied.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Updating and maintaining the Portfolio plan including some driving of supplier & internal development parties via matrix management. Also, help to identify issues and risks related to individual changes which in turn may impact the Portfolio.
• Construction of materials that support bi-weekly weekly capacity planning meetings.
• Ensuring that monthly tracking of costs is applied consistently and with rigour between the projects, finance and reflected accurately within Portfolio Health.
• Generate Change functional reporting into different levels of the organisational structure, from IT Leaders through to Group Executive
• Drive the Portfolio New Request process within the organisation, from receipt of request, through to addition to stack. Ensuring transparent controls around the process and that it is reported on effectively.
• Working within and assisting the function to prepare up to date information for Fortnightly Group Exec meetings, New Request meetings, Portfolio Dependency, Weekly Project Status sessions, Monthly Capacity and Resource Planning meetings and others as deemed part of Portfolio remit.
• Become an expert in the resource allocation and portfolio / project planning tool. Guide and assist delivery managers in their use of the tool.
• Provide ‘soft audits’ and ensure controls are being used effectively within the individual initiatives.
• To help ensure that all projects adhere to internal governance processes and procedures

Skills & Experience

• Previous experience of working in a similar role, ideally with IT business systems and IT projects.
• Working knowledge of project development life cycles, project management, project management tools, and project management methodologies and frameworks.
• Some experience of resource planning tools.
• All of the above to be obtained in a project or programme management environment.
• Experience of the Financial Services and General Insurance market is a distinct advantage
• Good communication and presentation skills required as are good interpersonal and people management skills.
• Proven planning and organising skills are essential, with solid MS office skills

For more information about this role, please contact:

Rachel Loughlin
0161 237 0063

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