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Information Security PMO

Employer
KPMG
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The Team

This role is in the KPMG UK Information Security function, reporting into the Strategy & Portfolio Lead and into the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) for KPMG UK LLP.

The PMO will support delivery of the programme business case through management of resource sourcing, allocation and leverage, development and ongoing maintenance of project framework, method, tools and technology, resource, project budget and cost reviews, scoping, setup, planning and realisation of benefits.

The Role

The purpose of the role is to manage the project portfolio, understand demand and balance this against resources to prioritise work, and project manage delivery across InfoSec. The project manager will need to have a high degree of technical ability and understanding. The role covers elements of Technology and Risk and needs to work with both sets of colleagues to manage requirements and the creation of a project portfolio.

Role Overview

• Work with the Head of Strategy & Portfolio to define and deliver the Programme road map, strategy and business case

• Run the project portfolio and the facilitating the associated decision making and prioritisation

• Define, manage and deliver complex technology delivery projects

• Manage multiple projects from inception to closure

• Manage project deliveries to time, budget and quality and make recommendations to drive efficiency of spend

• Manage project risks and issues and escalate potential issues with proposed controls, to effectively to mitigate impact

• Deliver robust and business relevant project reporting and governance, preparing papers as required

• Work with relevant development teams where required, with knowledge of the agile/waterfall models, ensuring high quality delivery

• Act as the lead PMO across InfoSec, manage and support the technical and design leads throughout a project

• Work with internal clients to understand their demands and requirements

• Document demands and analyse requirement, running 'Discovery' projects where required

• Document governance meeting outcomes and actions, holding senior stakeholders to account as required

• Communication of the changes; internally with InfoSec and with the wider stakeholder group

• Managing prioritisation of project against and agreed criteria

• Overseeing discovery and managing progress against agreed milestones

• Leverage PMO capability, methods and resource as appropriate and ensure that the Programme complies with internal standards

• Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses to support business case development and the implementation of projects

• Update and maintain the Programme Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register

• Work with projects and programmes to 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

• Define and provide an independent assurance role

• Oversee project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged and applied

• Prepare regular status reporting to all levels of the business

The Person

• Extended experience in managing portfolio of projects or programmes through the complete lifecycle

• Technology background, preferably with experience in information security

• Demonstrable ability to understand the impact on end users of change and how best to communicate it

• Experience in the change management processes related to scope change / creep.

• Confident in dealing with complexity and ambiguity and managing competing agendas/priorities

• Experience of maintaining and facilitating programme or portfolio level governance forums

• An ability to engage at a senior executive level and the diplomatic ability to influence others

• Proficient at producing and presenting senior executive level reports

• Able to handle complex programme dynamics and changing business priorities

• Proven track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision

• Experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects

• Knowledge of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning

• Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project

• Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations

• Experience of Programme and project level financial management

• Experience of defining and delivering benefits realisation for projects and programme

• Experience of demand management and analysis
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