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Head of IT PMO
Looking forward our client has placed a significant level of importance to embracing digital technologies to help both themselves and their customers to improve processes and increase profitability. This is an exciting challenge that can make a huge contribution to the future business success and one that requires them to transform the way that they deliver IT projects & programmes. One element of this transformation is restructuring the company.
As part of the restructuring this Head of IT PMO role has been created in order to manage the delivery of IT investment projects. This is a new role and as such there is scope to shape and flex the role over time.
The principle accountabilities of the Head of IT Programme Management are:
Create and Lead the UK&I IT PMO organisation, whilst ensuring a tight relationship to the global Programme Management organisation
Negotiate with the business to determine the overall affordability of capital and resources.
Design and operate a robust and comprehensive project/portfolio demand management process
Create and implement processes, policies and procedures to ensure efficient and repeatable high-quality project delivery, and ensure alignment of these with the global organisation
Develop criteria for prioritisation of demand within negotiated affordability to create the agreed portfolio of projects
Procure project deliverables from suppliers and approve associated invoices
Develop the levels of detail of scope, schedule, costs and resourcing throughout the project lifecycle from demand through launch and execution to completion
Define and implement a Resource Management process including load and capacity planning for all key project skill groups
Form, manage and continuously develop a high-performing and collaborative team, setting objectives, managing performance, developing potential and modelling behaviours
Manage the performance of internal and supplier project resources to drive delivery of scope to schedule, cost and quality. Identify and fix underlying systematic causes of poor delivery
Identify project risks/opportunities and ensure mitigation actions are put in place
Design and operate a robust change management process
Establish Project Sponsors and Governance and deliver reports and management information to effectively steer projects
Summarising actual project performance and forecasts in the context of the overall portfolio, produce multi-year financial and resource forecasts, reflecting this in the IT plan/annual budgets and forecasts
Define standards and repositories for all portfolio and project documentation
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following experiences:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Business
Experience of having led an IT PMO function, or the majority of the sub-functions within an IT Programme Management function
Demonstrable track record of successful project delivery using both waterfall and agile methodologies
Experience implementing agile methodologies
Qualified in Prince 2 or equivalent – experience of gradually implementing and maturing project management standards within an organisation
In depth knowledge of Microsoft Project and Excel for planning and reporting
Experience of working in Distribution, Engineering and Manufacturing or a MRO business is desirable
To discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please APPLY NOW for a no obligation chat with your VIQU Consultant. Additionally, you can contact Tristan Thompson, by exploring the VIQU IT Recruitment website.
If you know someone who would be ideal for this role, by way of showing our appreciation, VIQU is offering an introduction fee up to £1,000 once your referral has successfully started work with our client (terms apply).
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