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Portfolio PMO Lead

Job description

The Consultancy Group is currently supporting a global Media business scale up their Transformation programmes across Finance, Technology, HR, Procurement and Data.  The global Project Portfolio Director is looking for a Portfolio PMO Lead, on a 9 month Contract Outside IR35, to be responsible for Planning of the Strategic Business Transformation portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Support in implementing reporting within the portfolio - status updates, challenge project / programme managers where progression does not seem to be made

  • Prepare project and programme status reports: RAID logs and programme / project dashboards, milestones, tracking and analysis of actuals vs forecast across the full project portfolio.

  • Provide document controls - including project documentation storage, version control and deliverable review to assure adherence to project delivery lifecycle methodology and minimum standards.

  • Creation of minutes and MI tailored to the target audience. Track actions to completion, providing MI on progress.

  • Advise and escalate issues / general concerns about portfolio performance to the portfolio manager.

  • Co-ordinate project and programme planning with the Programme / Project Managers - including critical path planning, milestones, detailed financial tracking of actual spend vs forecast for the programme / projects

  • Ensure projects are tracked appropriately, including resources and all financials

  • Oversee key project documentation and ensure timely refresh of Stakeholder and Governance Plan, Delivery Control management, resource and budget tracking.

  • Support the Project Managers in maintaining accurate resource and finance forecasts.

  • Provide regular financial and resourcing updates to portfolio stakeholders

  • Track benefits from projects, programmes and the portfolio as a whole and hold sponsors and users accountable for reporting the delivery of these benefits on time.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous Portfolio PMO experience required

  • Previous experience implementing Project Management framework

  • Experience managing project baselines - scope, plan, budget

  • Prince 2 Desirable