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  • Job Type: Permanent
    Categories: IT Jobs
    Location: Birmingham
    Job ID: 130298
    Company: SCC

    PMO Manager

    JOB OVERVIEW

    SCC – Europe’s largest independent IT service provider, have a fantastic new opportunity for a PMO Manager that has a proven Project Management Office background, with experience gained within the IT Services Industry. The role will be based at our Birmingham head offices.

    Working as the PMO Manager you will be tasked with a wide variety of key deliverables from project plan and budget reviews, stakeholder engagement and team management and user requirement analysis.

    As the PMO Manager you will also be responsible for developing processes and procedures, in-line with best practice and stakeholder management.

    DUTIES

    Reviews the project plan on a regular basis and tests planning assumptions and timelines

    Looks for dependencies and evidence of cross project engagement

    Provides direction and leadership around delivery assurance and compliance to standards

    Develops processes and procedures (in line with best in class standards) to meet the needs of their programme

    Communicates fluently and effectively, formally and informally, with colleagues, peers and customers, on both technical and non-technical matters

    Has clear understanding of the relationship between own area of responsibility / specialisation and the wider business

    Management of Change Implementation

    Risk and Issue Management

    Dealing with complexity

    Understanding Delivery Lifecycles

    Technology and product knowledge

    Takes customer requirements into account when making proposals

    Influences the organisation, customers, suppliers and peers within industry on contribution of specialisation

    Can analyse user requirements and advise users on scope and options for operational improvement
    Influences beyond own area of specialism by understanding its contribution to and dependency upon wider business activities

    Outlines key business engagement messages that need to take place throughout the programme / project
    Defines the series and sequence of activities to bring stakeholders to the required level of commitment, prior to going live

    Team Management

    IDEAL CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    Significant experience in a similar PMO role within an IT Services company

    Leadership roles in the successful delivery of large scale Projects, preferably in public and private sectors
    Commercial awareness and supplier management experience
    Experience of managing mixed teams
    Creative and analytical problem solving ensuring effective delivery of outcomes.
    Highly effective presentation, communication, facilitation, negotiation and influencing skills
    Prince 2 or MSP qualifications
    Strong attention to detail
    Current SC Security Clearance preferred
    Experience of Property/Infrastructure Management desirable

    Able to balance values of user, business and technical issues.

    Characteristics of the successful programme office manager:

    * Able to Lead from the front.
    * Driven and enthusiastic with a “can do” attitude and a strong sense of ownership to get the job done.
    * Proactive approach to delivery
    * Effective influencer
    * Able to nurture and champion the Programme needs