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PMO Services Senior Manager

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Closes: 16 Dec 2020
Belfast, Northern Ireland Region UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_46124BR

Job description

About the Role

We are seeking an outstanding cross-functional leader to join our PMO Services team. Responsible for providing governance, monitoring, assurance and standardisation support for programmes across PwC core lines of service and for our global clients, we are looking for an experienced senior programme and portfolio manager. Someone who has experience of leading a PMO function/ Delivery Programme; an influencer and organiser who thrives in a fast paced environment of complexity; is excellent at connecting strategy to execution and can provide high quality solutions to ensure delivery excellence.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop robust and trusting relationships across all lines of service and our external client base
  • Create best practice; up to date PMO Services collateral and case studies to support growth
  • Utilise appropriate and repeatable technology solutions to support high quality, efficient outcomes
  • Delivery through standard PM methodologies and processes (e.g. for planning, reporting) and help drive adoption throughout the organisation
  • Champion and ensure adherence to quality management principles throughout all services provided
  • Provide management and strategic direction and shares responsibility for the programme delivery
  • Represent PwC Operate PMO Services at relevant events and provide challenging thought leadership
  • Through strong PMO delivery ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget
  • Manage risk exposure across multiple projects through the identification and management of key project risks to ensure the delivery of business goals
  • Support the project to set up clear business / scope requirements, and ensure delivery of these, communicating progress through the agreed reporting routes and managing changes through the agreed, fit for purpose governance processes.
Base Location

The role will be based in Belfast, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.

What is in it for you?

As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You'll therefore be included on our specific Fundamentals and Prop3l training framework, tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you'll complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the role you are working in. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership skills.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other as part of your employment
• Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
• Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
• 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
• A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
Person Specification
Essential

  • Significant experience of successfully managing a range of complex, high value, transformation projects and programmes from project start up through to project closure.
  • Experience of dealing with senior clients and stakeholders
  • Exceptionally strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines, managing and directing a team with strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Process improvement experience working on large scale programmes,
  • Profound understanding and application of Microsoft Suite
Preferred
  • Undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Previous experience of working in a regulatory driven change environment
  • Previous experience of working in an Technology enabled change environment
  • Previous experience working within a Financial Services environment
  • Any relevant professional qualifications such as PRINCE2, Six Sigma, Lean
  • Functional Skills
  • Ability to communicate and escalate key issues in a timely manner
  • Business / commercial acumen
  • Customer relationship management
  • Decision making
  • Financial management
  • Problem / Solution management
  • Program / project management
  • Project / portfolio management tools - Project / BVP/ CBA / PPM
  • Risk Management
  • SDLC Methodology - Agile / Scrum / Iterative Development
  • Understanding of future technologies
Technical Skills

Strong appreciation of Technology and Digital Innovation

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?
The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply
Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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