Global Head of PMO

3 August 2022
UK based
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Job Title: Global Head of PMO / PMO Manager
TR Ref: DB/13537
Location: Home-based (but need to reside in the UK)

A genuinely exciting opportunity to build a new PMO, virtually from scratch, for a global SaaS business, which delivers AI powered enterprise analytics solutions to some of the world’s biggest companies.

This role will suit an accomplished PMO Manager / Head of PMO with experience embedding and applying the core principles of Governance, Assurance, Performance Management & Quality across a global portfolio of high value, often complex and long-term, enterprise software implementations, migrations, upgrades and other changes.


  • Lead on portfolio governance and cadence inc. exec reporting, stage gates, risk management etc.
  • Continuously improve our client’s PM methodology and portfolio management processes
  • Improve the project and programme management skills of regionally dispersed PM’s including new hire PMs and ensuring consistency across the business
  • Support the development of best practice, policies and procedures within their PS team
  • Conduct independent project reviews inc. audits, health checks and gate reviews
  • Ensure correct and consistent use of project tools and systems across the delivery team ensuring alignment to their group methodology
  • Maintain the portfolio master plan and RAIDs
  • Track each project monitoring financials, baselined plans, gating etc
  • Collect and share lessons learned, building a library, ensuring future improvements and summarising to leadership
  • Identify and help resolve recurring issues / areas of non-compliance, along with other related PMO Continuous Improvements
  • Be proactive in identifying project risks and issues, advising the relevant PM on risk and issue management plans


  • At least 5 years’ PMO experience, including PMO management (inc portfolio, resource and risk management) and ideally also including experience setting up / improving PMO processes.
  • PM certified eg Prince2, PMP, MSP, P30
  • Experience using PS automation tools such as Changepoint
  • Thorough understanding of PM principles, methods, techniques and tools
  • Understanding of SDLC methodologies such as Agile
  • Results driven and resilient through change
  • Leadership and coaching / mentoring skills
  • Analytical and numerate
  • Excellent communication skills

Our client is part of a large (multi-$bn) group of companies with a truly global presence. They are extremely well-funded with a remit for significant growth over the coming months/years (they’re already working with more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies!), hence this need to establish better governance and controls over their professional services projects.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will enjoy a 20% bonus and a great range of other flexible benefits including private healthcare, pension, income protection, life assurance etc.

Finally, this is a true remote working role, with only occasional visits needed to London and Europe.

  • Location: UK based
  • Type: ,
  • Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, you will enjoy a 20% bonus and a great range of other benefits including private healthcare, income protection, life assurance, access to online learning platforms etc.
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