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PMO Manager - Financial Services

La Fosse Associates are working with a high-growth financial services organisation who are seeking a PMO to work closely with the COO to drive improvements across the business.

The role will provide a key link between two business functions and requires excellent organisation and communication skills.

Key responsibilities:

  • Run and support the Business Change & Approvals Committee (BCAC)

  • Ensure robust, effective project plans are created

  • Direct / assist / quality assure project controls for live projects

  • Track project controls at portfolio level and own the Change Management Office's change roadmap

  • Provide expert guidance and support capabilities in best practice in Project Portfolio Management

Skills:

    • PPM specialist with excellent knowledge of project & portfolio management and controls
    • Ability to develop, prepare and improve a range of project documentation in appropriate formats to help stakeholders understand key aspects of the project e.g. plans on a page, highlight reports, RAID reports and so on.
    • Rigour in following or improving established processes
    • Qualification in PRINCE2, PMI, MSP, P3O or other PPM method(s)
    • Effective communication style and approach with stakeholders at all levels
    • Strong coaching and constructive challenge skills, with ability to hone in on priority issues, identify root causes, develop options and build consensus to agree best solution(s)

Experience:

    • Experience in supporting / quality assuring project controls for business change projects, such as acquisition integration, new product development, organisational change or similar
    • Experience of maintaining project and portfolio plans using planning tools, including dependency management and critical path analysis
    • Experience of working in a project office or P3O, using structured methods
    • Able to identify failing project plans, and effectively challenge to bring them back on course
    • Keen attention to detail, with the ability to drop down progressively from high-level outline plans to detailed, task-related activity schedules
    • Experience in generating Management Information reports for multiple audiences including project reviews, delivery review, leadership team and executives
    • Experience spotting and mitigating risks and/or resolving issues, including using escalation routes at the right time and in the right way to overcome or avoid delivery challenges
    • Desirable - experience of a variety of delivery methodologies such as waterfall, iterative, Agile
    • Desirable - experience of M&A and/or new products / new business projects, especially in a financial services context

This role will require being office based (Liverpool Street, when it's safe to do so).