Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager

RM Solutions Ltd
£80000 - £92000/annum
19 Jul 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager
Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia
Salary: £80000 to £92000 + bonus + excellent benefits

**Please note that this role is based in Saudi Arabia**
**My overseas client will only take applications from UK and Saudi Nationals**

There is new opportunity, Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager, to join a $multibillion Telecommunications Project based in Saudi Arabia.
This a highly prestigious project that is important to the overall success of the programme.

The Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager will have objective and functions to include:
• Leads the Programme Management Office (PMO).
• Develop the PMO objectives and ensure that the PMO meets the performance targets that are aligned with the organisational strategic objectives. Ensure the value creation for the PMO function.
• Develop, manage, and improve existing Project Management Governance model including project gates reviews for projects delivery.
• Manage the Strategic Planning aspects for the programme and design the visual presentation of the strategic view at different levels
• Work closely with the programme portfolio leads and ensure the availability of the joint view for the programme including the Master Schedule.
• Manage the programme level dependencies and adhere to best practices to manage the overall dependencies of the programme.
• Develop and implement the project tracking and monitoring model and set the required measurements that are aligned with the business objectives.
• Manage all aspects of programme reporting and improve the documentation control, process control and programme resource planning.
• Manage the Programme and Strategic level internal and external Risks.
• Represent the Company at a wide range of customer and stakeholder meetings.
• Lead the Joint PMO activities with the customer
• Develop and own the project and programme management plans and manage the application of the process

The Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager duties and responsibilities will include:
• Manage the PMO team and ensure their alignment with the PMO objectives and maximize the outcomes from the team
• Review and improve the PMO operating model and ensure that PMO frameworks add value to the business
• Develop and maintain and improve the existing PMO documentation and work with the delivery team to ensure that the PMO framework is applicable.
• Develop the PMO governance model that involve frameworks for robust project management including project management methodologies, processes and procedures, and tools
• Develop the PMO awareness campaigns and provide all required seminars, coaching, and supports to the delivery team and other stakeholders.
• Define and develop the overall reporting model for the programme and ensure availability of all required information.
• Maintain and improve the existing master schedule for the programme
• Develop, maintain, or improve the programme resource management plan and conduct all needed assessments to improve the programme resourcing.
• Develop and implement performance measurement processes for programme management activities and manage the Business Performance section by ensuring that all measurements are available and aligned with the business objectives.
• Own and manage the business strategic planning and monitor the performance of the annual targets against the actual figures for all programmes.
• Measure projects and programme performance and ensure that they delivered within scope, schedule, and agreed cost.
• Oversee the delegation of work to PMO teams and other stakeholders.
• Set annual performance targets for individuals and conduct performance semi-annual and annual reviews.
• Provide ongoing motivation, coaching, guidance, feedback and mentoring support to the PMO and delivery team.
• Ensure that all lessons learned regarding to the projects/programmes are captured and all necessary actions are taken.
• Ensure that all projects’/programmes Risks are captured and the measure the effectiveness of the taken mitigation actions and work with other leaders to take corrective actions as necessary.
• Manage the interface between the customer and internal stakeholders to develop an agreed programme and resource plans, with consideration for the inter dependencies, delivery of capability and measurement.
• Manage the SAP-ESS Timesheet system and provide reports to Executive management
• Provide continuous improvement for all aspects of document control, incorporating the identification and implementation of best practices, archiving and document flow management.
• Lead the incorporation of best practice for the Company’s processes
• Own all programme reports and become the centre of programme information by ensuring that all needed information related to the projects and programmes are captured.
• Work directly with the Customer’s PMO to facilitate joint working and shared information where appropriate.

The Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager will have skills/experience to include:
• Strong on Strategic Planning and Management
• Track records of successful project and programme delivery
• Experience and Certified on Programme and Portfolio Management Methodologies such as PgMP, PPM, MSP, MOP, and P3O
• Experience on project budgeting and costing
• Experience on resource management and tools
• Experience on working with business leaders
• Bachelor degree and project/programme management certifications
• Minimum of 10 years of proven track record in managing Projects, Programme, Portfolio, or PMO.
• Expert on Programme Governance and methodology systems.
• Strong leadership skill and experience of managing teams and working with other leads
• Superior analytical problem solving ability and team working
• Ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others.
• Strong financial management skills
• Experience on working under pressure
• Effective and persuasive communicator
• Expert on Microsoft Project (MSP)
• Effective Communication