PMO Analyst

£40,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

***This Role is employeed on a permanent basis and would not be open to a contract day rate****

The role

As PMO Analyst/Project Admin, you will be responsible for the support of a large scale IT Transformation programme. This is a multi-year programme in its early inception phase that will seek to drive a total transformation of IT with improved operational, service, technology and cost models.

Key Purpose of the role:

To support the programme and project managers in delivery of the IT transformation, in addition to ensuring PMO governance standards are followed, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • To provide demand management leadership across the transformation team to include process definition and documentation, and operational leadership in meetings.
  • To define, implement and work with other core IT functions, PMO & Finance, to support portfolio management across the transformation team.
  • To manage, end to end, the team recruitment, including process documentation and improvement.
  • Provide operational support for a large scale Technology programme
  • Work with central PMO function to ensure programme adheres to governance model, and that individual project/programme managers are meeting the agreed standards with regards to reporting.
  • Support Project/Programme meetings (organisation, minute taking, chasing on actions)
  • Identify and help implement opportunities to improve PMO processes, standards, and tools.
  • Work with project/programme managers and suppliers to help create and distribute reports, booking travel travel/accommodation and management of resources
  • Provide advice and guidance to programmes and projects
  • Support for quality assurance
  • Support for governance, insights, and decision making

Key Interactions

  • IT Transformation Programme Manager
  • IT Transformation Project Managers
  • Senior Product Managers
  • IT Leadership Team
  • Strategy & Planning Leadership Team
  • Project and Programme Delivery Leads
  • Business Analysts
  • Third Party solution and service providers
  • IT Service Delivery Management
  • IT Service Delivery Support Technicians

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Solid PMO background
  • Previous success in a similar cross group, problem focused, time pressured role
  • Solid understanding of Risk & Issue Management techniques and Programme governance
  • Experience of large scale infrastructure change projects
  • Proven experience of reporting, documentation, dashboards and measuring targets against project plans.
  • Flexible, resourceful approach to delivering of a range of PMO services
  • Operating effectively in a complex geographical/functional Matrix organisation.
  • Communicating and inspiring confidence at a senior level and with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Understanding of Project Management principles.
  • In depth knowledge of project management methodologies, based on Prince 2.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel in terms of creating reports (formulas, charts, macros, etc)
  • Experience of using PowerPoint
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good prioritisation skills
  • Successful in obtaining accurate and concise information from team members.
  • Experience of working in a fast-moving Project or Programme Office
  • Experience of producing project/programme/status reports for senior managers up to Programme Director level

Personal Profile

  • Work in a courteous and professional manner at all times
  • Must be confident and self-motivated
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, and be able to quickly sense check reports from across the team.
  • Methodical, and analytical
  • Maintain a focus on customer service and quality at all times
  • Must be able to quickly form strong and positive relationships within , and external partners.
  • Strong numeracy and literacy and proficiency in the use of Information Technology
  • has an expectation that all people undertake their duties and responsibilities in an inclusive and ethical manner, upholding the Company's values.
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong influencer.
  • Willingness to travel between sites (predominantly Midlands based)

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