PMO Manager - Finance Transformation- Publishing and Media

The Consultancy Group
London, UK
16 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
PMO Manager - Finance Transformation- Publishing and Media



12 Months initial

Media, Publishing, Change Management, programme set up, project set up, governance, reporting, monitoring, control, planning, RAID management, resource management, financial management, stakeholder management, stakeholder engagement, risk, issue, assumption, dependencies, raid, documentation, attention to detail, MS Office, Excel, CMT

Our leading UK Publishing client are looking for experienced PMO managers that can hit the ground running and require no hand holding - Publishing or Media backgrounds essential - to join their Finance Transformation piece.

This role has been newly created due to a high number of change projects the transformation team are currently supporting the business with.

Essential for applicants
  • Publishing/Media backgrounds
  • 5+ years' experience in a PMO Manager position

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Lead the establishment and sustainability of a programme governance framework to ensure that all investments in change activity are agreed with the appropriate people/forums and that the delivery programme remains aligned with the strategic objectives and ambitions of the business
  • Lead the implementation of suitable change methodologies and drive 'best practise, and adoption across the business change and broader programme teams
  • Ownership and full understanding of in-programme and cross-programme dependencies and work with the programme managers to minimise the risk of these causing delays
  • Accountable for the ongoing management of the resourcing pipeline and staffing process for internal, external and contract/consultant recruitment and deployment
  • Working collaboratively with Finance to ensure there is independent and transparent allocation and reporting of business investment, spend and benefits realisation
  • Effectively report and communicate progress in delivering the programmes of change to internal stakeholders
  • Develop high performing teams, with strong knowledge management, who work in collaboration with the business to effectively realise its strategic ambitions

Key Skills Required:
  • Similar experience (Portfolio, Programme & Project Management) gained within Media or Publishing or comparable organisation or has experience of delivering the requirements of this role across multiple clients as a member of a top tier professional services (consulting) firm.
  • Ideally a background of working within a fast-paced, consumer focused organisation.
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) or Prince2 or Project Management Professional (PMP) Qualification - desirable
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • Excellent Stakeholder management & networking skills, across multiple functions, business units, external stakeholders

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