Interim PMO Lead
Job Title: Interim PMO Lead
TR Ref: DB/TR13523
Location: Hybrid remote/office working, commutable to Surrey/Sussex borderStart/Duration: Starting asap, for an initial 6-month contract
This highly successful software and solutions company has doubled in size over the past 12-18 months, as a result of continued organic growth and several acquisitions, and now has 1,200 staff in 15 global offices.
This new PMO Lead role is critical to support their continued growth. You will be working closely with the Group CIO, helping build a roadmap for the next 12-18 months and steering the IT function through a significant period of change and transformation.
What you will be doing:
- Establish a new PMO function (initially within IT with the potential to extend across the whole Group), including defining and embedding efficient processes and procedures.
- Define and implement best practice project delivery and control
- Bring order to a range of disparate activities and projects. Prioritising and shaping how they plan and deliver c.30-40 concurrent in-flight projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
- Track the project portfolio: monitoring progress, coordinating reporting, highlighting issues and maintaining an aggregated view of projects, risks, issues and dependencies
- Maintain and co-ordinate financial controls: recording, monitoring, forecasting and budgeting of project expenditure
- Scope and define new projects
- Provide governance and oversight to all active projects
The skills you will need:
- Experience building/leading a Project/Programme Management Office
- Understanding of established project management life cycles, methodologies, governance and frameworks
- Experience of a range of IT implementation projects, ideally with direct experience of ERP, MS365/O365 deployment (inc. Teams) and company acquisition and integration projects.
- Excellent people management and leadership experience, with a proven ability to motivate and lead multi-disciplined teams
- Efficiently planning own workload and working with autonomy, typically against a backdrop of changing priorities and/or external events
- A strong team player, with excellent comms skills, building trusted relationships within the IT team and across the Group
- A self-starter who delivers high quality work and can adapt to new challenges, either on their own or as part of a team
- Hands-on with a positive “can-do” attitude
- Formal qualifications in project management
- MS Office Skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio)
- Good presentation skills