Director of Projects/PMO

Job Title: Director of Projects/PMO
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £800 - £1000 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 12 Months
REF: 1409MO_1600881503
Contact Name: Max Oakley
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Director of Projects/PMO

£800 - £1000pd

12-month contract initial

The Consultancy Group are pleased to be partnered with a Global Management Consultancy with the recruitment of a Director of Projects/PMO.

Job Purpose:
Working as part of the current Finance Transformation programme, which is looking to implement, update, standardise and stream line current processes across the business.

The Director of Projects/PMO will have overall responsibility for the project planning, delivery and governance of the Finance Transformation programme. They will work with the key Finance and IT enablement leads across 90 offices and 10 separate workstreams to ensure control of scope, schedule, budget and quality. They will be the primary interface for the PMO office and ensure interdependencies, risks and issues are defined and managed collaboratively. Finally, they will own stakeholder management activity for the Finance Transformation programme.

The Director of Projects/PMO position will report directly into the Finance Transformation Director for the programme.

Key Experience:

  • Significant experience in the management of projects and/or programmes of increasing complexity and global reach > £10Mil
  • Programme Management, Project Planning & Control, Project Risk Management, & Budgetary control as a core competence
  • Ability to dealing with ambiguity and learn on the fly
  • Ability to manage through systems & execute strategy
  • Strong experience in managing key stakeholders
  • Experience in similar business transformation ERP programmes preferred
  • Ability to lead engagement with outsourcing partner suppliers

Add Info:

  • Highly experienced Programme Director/PMO who has managed PMO on large scale complex programmes.
  • GBS (Global Business Services) / Shared Services experience
  • Extensive experience with managing outsource providers / Managing offshore outsourcing previously.
  • Experience with either working at/ working with consultancies /solution providers such as Accenture, Deloitte, KPMG, Cap Gemini, DXC, Infosys etc.
  • Accountancy qualified - ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing program structure, detailed plans and all governance, including Outsourced Service Provider engagement, programme stakeholders, customers, senior steering groups and site steering groups
  • Controlling overall project budget, develop & maintain project scope, deliverables and change control processes
  • Ensuring all PMO & IT quality review gates are met (with support from IT PM)
  • Ensure clear ownership, maintenance and reporting of plans and KPI's in place
  • Establish and lead the Risk and Issue Management process
  • Establish and lead dependency management process
  • Ensure Standard project management tools and principles are used throughout ensuring integration with the overall Finance Transformation team.