Portfolio Office PMO Manager (Global Transformation & Change, Asset Management) - City of London, Permanent
Why join this global asset manager?
The company is already a successful asset manager with £300b assets under management and operations in 15 markets worldwide. However, this is a very unique and exciting time for the company as they have recently made some very high calibre senior C and D level appointments who have developed a clear strategy and vision for the front office and global operations. They are now embarking on a business transformation programme to implement that vision and to propel the company to the forefront of the asset management industry. They require a likeminded individual with solid business change experience help them to achieve this.
What will the key purpose of the Portfolio Office PMO Manager role be?
The Portfolio Office PMO Manager supports all change activity across Global Transformation, which directly support the strategic goals. Ensuring key projects and changes are well understood and delivery expectations are clear to all parties.
This role lead a central PMO team which provides the governance, reporting, planning and support services across the Transformation project portfolio whilst embedding common PMO methodologies, tools and processes to ensure effective delivery within cost, quality and timescale objectives.
In this role you will be responsible for:
Management of the Portfolio Office – ensuring project management and financial standards are defined and consistently adopted across AI’s Transformation project portfolio.
Management of portfolio governance and reporting; providing visibility and control of projects throughout the governance lifecycle up to Executive Group level
Team leadership of the function and managing individuals’ development and performance.
Management of change requests - both impacting the Global Transformation portfolio and small changes directly impacting technology.
Facilitate or support key portfolio level governance forums with timely and accurate information, such as:
Design Authority – ensuring that projects and changes adhere to architectural and data standards
Project Review Group – ensuring project exceptions are proactively managed and brought back on track
Ensuring that the end to end governance model is defined and running optimally to the satisfaction of the business sponsors, project teams and technology groups.
What key skills & experience does the Operations Business Analyst need to have?
Good financial services experience ideally including investment management organisations
Experience of running portfolio governance at an asset manager or financial services institution
Lead a step change in performance of a portfolio management office
Experience working in programme and project management.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Effective stakeholder management including senior managers, and ability to work well with others at all levels
Fully competent in the use of MS Office applications and other project tools and methodologies
Ideally process improvement skills
Strong understanding of financial control principles as they apply to projects
Experience of dealing directly with technology teams and good technical awareness within a financial services institution
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