PMO Lead

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    Derby, Derbyshire

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Grayson

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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PMO Lead


We are actively looking to secure a PMO Lead to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Role Purpose

This role works in the Programme Management Office and its purpose is to administer, change programmes and monitor projects such that cost, quality, plan, time, and benefits realisation are controlled and achieved, through ensuring that all projects adhere to the best practices and standard approaches for project management.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure the successful implementation of the PMO's strategy, responsibilities, services and deliverables.
  • Monitor Programme reporting and assist the Head of Delivery in reporting to Senior Management.
  • Establish frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management
  • Manage and compile Programme related financial and KPI information
  • Oversee project costs and ensure finances are well managed
  • Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses to support business case development and the implementation of projects
  • Provide and maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking service across the Programme
  • Update and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register
  • Ensure the appropriate programme benefits are identified, quantified and their realisation planned.
  • Track financial reporting whilst ensuring that the programme and projects adhere to the corporate financial processes
  • Ensure cross-programme dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately maintained.
  • Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office process.
  • Coordinate project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged.
  • Build cohesion within the PMO team and motivate them to produce quality work.
  • Provide Project planning, Milestone management, Scope management, Resource forecasting; Financial Management; Change Management across the project portfolio
  • Prepare regular status reporting to all levels of the business
  • Ensure efficient change control methods and process are utilised

Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Experience of managing a PMO office
  • Experience of managing the complete lifecycle of a project with project teams of 2 to 20 people
  • Experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects
  • Strong skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including risks, actions, issues, dependencies
  • Highly efficient in resource planning and tasks assignment
  • Knowledge of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning
  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project
  • Line management or team leader experience
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations
  • Diplomatic ability to influence others at all levels of the business
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to competently mediate disagreements and negotiate agreeable resolutions
  • Experience of Programme and project level financial management
  • Experience of defining and delivering benefits realisation for projects and programme

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Gemma Grayson via