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G&HI - Programme and Portfolio Management - Manager

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_210680WD-int

We are a key part of our Government and Health Industry Sector (G&HI) team and we support some of the largest and most complex client transformation programmes across the public sector. Our clients include local government, central government, health, education transport and defence.

A career within Programme and Portfolio Management (PPM) Consulting, will provide you with the opportunity to work alongside our clients to enhance their project and programme performance. You will do this by identifying alternative project approaches, aligning projects with corporate strategy and utilising digital methodologies, setting the tone and pace of programmes from the outset, responding quickly and effectively to crisis situations, and extracting value from agile programme delivery.

The Role

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. You'll work with clients to understand their programme delivery methodology and make recommendations to improve this, addressing substandard work or work that does not meet the Firm's/client's expectations.

Responsibilities at this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Managing multi disciplinary teams to deliver client programmes
  • Acting to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively
  • Coaching others, recognising their strengths, and encouraging them to take ownership of their personal development
  • Analysing complex ideas or proposals and building a range of meaningful recommendations
  • Understanding and effectively communicating a client's risk profile
  • Using multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions, plans and recommendations
  • Using data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making
  • Managing a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties
  • Simplifying complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points
  • Upholding the firm's code of ethics and business conduct
  • Developing new skills outside of your comfort zone.

The Person:

We are looking for Managers who have a genuine passion for working alongside our clients to provide a structure for the delivery of transformational programmes of work, which will transform their organisations. Ideally you'll have the following:
  • Proven experience in delivering complex programmes of work within the public sector including digital transformations, integrations or similar change programmes
  • A strong understanding of governance procedures and processes, and how these contribute to successful programme management
  • An understanding of how proactive risk management can enable transformation alongside an ability to effectively communicate these risks
  • Experience of working alongside clients and managing small to medium (4-10 people) sized teams to deliver engagements
  • Proactivity around learning about new propositions and a willingness to help us develop these
  • An understanding of the management consultancy market and PPM's place within this
  • Professional qualifications desirable e.g. Prince 2, APM, PMI, MSP qualifications
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