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Portfolio Manager

Posted in , on March 18, 2016

Job Type

Full Time


UK wide

Description :

Portfolio Manager

Key responsibilities:

Working with key business stakeholders to identify the project pipeline, and ensure that IT are engaged as appropriate

Confirming feasibility of business propositions by organising validation exercise, proof of concepts and cost estimation

Monitoring and managing resource utilisation across the portfolio

Managing the full day-to-day operational aspects of projects, projects from initiation through to completion/client handover

Manage, motivate and inspire a team of Project Managers to successfully deliver Projects to cost/time and scope

Run regular team meetings, creating a strong development team that are motivated, informed and able to support each other

Balances conflicting demands between programmes and projects, working with resource managers to schedule work and allocate resources based on organisational priorities and capacity

Assists decision makers with the review, reprioritisation and optimisation of the portfolio

Ensures timely and consistent communication to stakeholders on portfolio progress, impacts and changes

Acts as liaison and escalation on project issues, risks and dependencies across the portfolio

Providing key stakeholders with timely assessment of portfolio and component performance

Participating in programme and project reviews to reflect senior level support, leadership and involvement in important matters

Track Benefits realisation across the Portfolio and report to senior management on progress to business case’

Ensure that agreed governance model is implemented on all projects and programmes

Negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors as appropriate

Conduct retrospectives and post project reviews as appropriate to identify lessons learned for future use


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Project management qualification such as Prince2 or PMP

Experience in waterfall and agile methodologies – Scrum Master qualification desirable

Knowledge of project management techniques and tools

Excellent People Management skills

Excellent written and spoken English

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

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Conflict management

Communication skills

Decision making

Planning and Organising

Influencing and leading

Strong familiarity with programme and project management financials, inclusive of estimation, costing, tracking estimates versus actuals

Experience of working across multiple delivery organisations practising distributed development in a global environment

Experience of leading multi-disciplined development teams, including managing external vendors and agencies providing services for projects.


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