Business Planning and PMO Manager

Michael Page Technology
38778.00 - 43272.00 GBP Annual
17 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Oversee the development and monitoring of the organisations business plan, as well as undertaking Project Management Office related continuous improvement activity to ensure programmes of work are delivered to set standards.

Client Details

The client is a UK based healthcare regulatory body.


Business Planning:

- Lead a 3 year costed corporate planning process and annual business planning process, engage with colleagues in the identification and inclusion of programme and project work.

- Liaise with key stakeholders including members of the executive team to develop a business plan in line with their requirements

- Work closely with finance to ensure the business plan activity is costed and reflected in the annual budget

- Lead the operational planning process with heads of the functional areas across the business, converting potential initiatives into detailed operational plans

- Collate individual plans from each department into a cohesive business plan for the organisation

- Monitor progress with the implementation of initiatives contained within the business plan for the organisation

- Ensure strategic risks are integrated with business planning and cross referenced to the risk register


- Develop tools, templates and guidance for project and programme managers to use on projects

- Develop portfolio level strategic planning tools to ensure the organisation can plan resources effectively

- Undertake routine assessments of portfolio, programme, and project management maturity, develop action plans for continuous improvement

- Advise project and programme managers on the development of project plans and documentation for their own initiatives

- Advise on the development of benefits realisation plans and benchmark data

- Oversee the provision of guidance and support for the organisations Project and Programme Managers

Implement QA procedures during project lifecycles, conduct post project evaluations


The successful candidate will ideally have their Prince 2 or P30 practitioner qualifications. You will be Lean Six Sigma qualified, or have awareness of tools and techniques. You will also have experience of leading annual business planning processes end to end.

You will have experience of overseeing monitoring and reporting arrangements for a major programme of work, as well as experience of project management processes, with demonstrable history of advising stakeholders on the development of project planning.

You will be able to work both autonomously and as part of a team, and will have the skills to generate buy-in from senior members across the organisations.

Job Offer

Competitive salary and generous pension contribution.