Senior PMO Manager - SVP/Director equivalent - FO Change

  • Salary:700pd+
  • Location:London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type:Contract, Full time
  • Company:Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Updated on:23 Nov 17

My client, A Global Investment Bank is looking for an experienced Programme Management Office professional with a proven track record of PMO work within the Investment Banking and Consultancy industry to work closely with a programme director on a large scale FO Change initiative.

This is a challenging opportunity that requires the ability to influence key decision makers, peer groups and functions outside or your direct control. This role will involve setting up a programme office from scratch and implementing governance, reporting processes, setting direction for budgeting, financials etc.

In this fast paced environment you must be able to prioritize tasks, work within deadlines, taking a pragmatic and considered approach, paying close attention to details. You will need to employ strong oral and written communication skills, necessary to effectively communicate issues, risks and progress on complex processes to multiple stakeholders including Front Office, IT, Trade Capture, Operations, Risk and Finance Management.

Essential:
A proven track record of PMO work within the Investment Banking and Consultancy industry.
Strong Governance & Stakeholder management.
Proven capability within the cross asset class space of a global Investment Bank.
MI & Report generation i.e. Steering Committee / Working Group packs .
Task tracking i.e. capture & manage to close all approvals/deliverables.
Manage/ track the programme financials.
Risk & Issue management & escalation.
Experience in preparing project/programme MIS i.e. Business Case review.
Candidate must be highly organized and be competent and confident organizing others within a PMO context.
Candidate must be able to think critically, analyze workflows and data, draw conclusions and suggest potential solutions to mitigate risk exposure and/or improve efficiency.
Able to utilize proficient Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills to document detailed processes and business requirements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate issues, risks and progress on complex processes to multiple stakeholders including Front Office, IT, Trade Capture and Finance Management.
Ability to self-initiate, work productively when unsupervised and multitask across multiple concurrent projects.
Must be able to prioritize tasks, work within deadlines, taking a pragmatic and considered approach, paying close attention to details.
A professional, mature approach to project management.
Ability to influence key decision makers, peer groups and functions outside direct control.
Ability to excel in a structured but complex working environment.
Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization including senior business sponsors and key service providers (both IT and business)
Ability to use influencing and interpersonal skills to build agreement between divergent interest groups
Clear presentation skills to delivery programme status providing transparency to sponsors and stakeholders.
Has the confidence and ability to convincingly structure, summarise, defend and present recommendations.