Portfolio Manager

Recruiter
Sanderson Recruitment
Location
Reading
Salary
£65k - £85k pa + bonus + benefits
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job title: Portfolio Manager

Location: Reading

Salary: Excellent Package

I have an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Portfolio Manager for my key client based in Reading. My client is one of the leading challenger banks within the UK providing a range of financial products including savings, mortgages and finance solutions to both the personal banking and commercial banking sectors.

This senior vacancy sits within their Business Finance division, reporting into the Head of Delivery and will be directly responsible for the successful management and implementation of a portfolio of business sponsored change projects/strategic initiatives across the business finance division. You will lead and manage a team of change professionals who are delivering a diverse range of business led change focusing on systems and software delivery, utilising both Waterfall and Agile methodologies. You will engage with key business stakeholders promoting the benefits of Project and Change Management throughout the business finance division as well as managing 3rd party providers from a delivery perspective.

Key Accountabilities:

- Developing and maintaining a formally identified set of projects and programmes that form the Business Finance Portfolio
- Responsible for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects and initiatives, in accordance with prioritisation processes, commercial drivers and business need
- Line and performance management of a team of Project Managers, Senior Business Analysts and Business Analysts
- Operational management of the team and a wide portfolio of projects
- Provide expertise to the business on Project and Change Management, drawing from proven industry practice and methodologies (e.g. Prince 2, AMP, PMI, MSP) and communicate and champion project management processes to the wider business as necessary
- Reporting of KPI's and progress to the Head of Delivery: Management of portfolio level risks, dependencies, budgets, resourcing, issues, critical milestones and forthcoming pipeline and actions necessary to ensure success
- Take effective decisive action to ensure successful project and change delivery at any level via risk and issue/incident management
- Undertake hands on project management activities as required
- Management of 3rd party delivery partners

Skills and Experience:

- Proven experience of operating within similar Portfolio Management or Senior Programme Management position
- Extensive Project and Programme Management experience
- Proven experience of managing a team of Project Managers and Change Management professionals
- Experience of working within a variety of Project Management methodologies such as (Prince 2, AMP, PMI or MSP)
- Experienced in the delivery of project s and programmes using a mixture of both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
- High knowledge of portfolio, programme and project management processes and techniques
- Strong change management knowledge and mind-set
- Expert level stakeholder management skills
- Expert negotiation and conflict management skills
- Expert monitoring, tracking and reporting skills
- Excellent team management skills
- Experience of the Asset Finance or Invoice Finance industry is highly desirable

For more information and to be considered for this role please email a copy of your CV to ***************************** in the first instance.