Location
London
Department
Business Systems
About The Role
Inside IR35, 6 Months Contract
 
Our IT Roadmap defines our next steps in replacing legacy systems and delivering efficiency, innovation and future business agility through digital transformation.

This position is a great opportunity to be part of an IT team that is at the forefront of driving IT implementations across a range of technologies. 

Reporting into the IT Portfolio Manager, this is a highly responsible and pivotal role to ensure the successful delivery of the IT Portfolio through providing effective PMO services.

Working closely with the Programme Manager(s) and Project Managers as well as the wider Portfolio Team you will have responsibility for leading on PMO activities to effectively support the programme. This includes; 
  • Ensuring accurate, appropriate and timely updates are available and in line with the agreed governance schedules.  
  • Proactive RAID management across programmes and wider portfolio ensuring processes are followed to ensure effective management. 
  • Providing financial monitoring and control including analysis and reporting, monitoring budgets and taking ownership for escalating variances as required.  
  • Proactively leading on Business case development and tracking including developing and managing traceability and benefits realisation activities.Proactively guiding project managers and programme managers in the identification of items for escalation through the governance channels and supporting any mitigating activities.
  • Providing quality assurance, including the audit of portfolio documents in line with defined Portfolio Management Office processes and best practices, ensuring consistent quality across all portfolio documentation including Business Systems Board and Portfolio Management Committee updates 
  • Provide Project planning support including traditional milestone-based planning as well as agile & continuous delivery outcome-based planning & reporting. 
  • Support change management (scope, time, budget) to ensure visibility and transparency of programme delivery.
  • Supporting the Programme Manager with management of 3rd parties including on/off-boarding of 3rd party resources.
About You
You will have gained the following experience/skills:
  • You enjoy being proactive and anticipating stakeholders needs, identifying challenges and opportunities, challenging the status quo when you have identified efficiency opportunities. 
  • You can independently drive creative solutions and influence stakeholders to implement effect change. 
  • You’ll have experience of working with traditional IT Teams as well as Product (Agile / Continuous Delivery) Teams 
  • You will enjoy keeping up to date on industry best practice, using your innovative approach and progressive thinking to support the IT Portfolio Manager in defining new processes and standards
  • You will thrive using your analytical and insight skills and and enjoy presenting your work to stakeholders.
  • You will have excellent communication skills with credibility at all levels, with the confidence to engage and interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • You love working with a variety of teams and stakeholders to develop a detailed understanding of requirements ensuring that you have the relevant context to deliver your responsibilities. 
  • You’re passionate about your work, see the value in governance and bring knowledge and experience of what makes a Portfolio Management Office successful.
  • You have a high level of financial management together with experience of providing key management information to support the business 
  • You’ll enjoy developing and implementing new processes and procedures that add value and deliver efficiencies.
  • You’ll be highly organised and enjoy working in a multi-faceted role and can adapt to evolving pace whilst ensuring attention to detail and precision in your work. 
  • You’ll enjoy managing a varied workload, be self-motivated, setting clear priorities and delivering with autonomy 
Minimum Criteria
  • Understanding of Portfolio Management Programme / Project deliveries using your strong experience of Agile and Waterfall methodologies in an IT environment. 
  • Experience working in a complex and interdependent IT Portfolio with large programmes of work (Programme, Project & Product)
  • Strong analytical skills including experience of turning data into insights
  • Understanding of Inter and Intra programmes dependency management 
  • Highly proficient IT skills e.g. MS Office and other collaboration tools
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations 
  • Experience of facilitating large workshops / meetings & presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Working in a matrix management environment
  • Reviewing and improving PMO best practices 
Desirable Criteria
  • ISEB Programme and Project Support qualification (PPSO)
  • P30 Qualification
  • APMP Qualification
  • Use of JIRA & PMM Tools
About The Company

At Motability Operations Ltd we provide a unique mobility proposition for the specific needs of people with disabilities by leasing cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. We are the largest car fleet operator in the UK (purchasing around 10% of all the new cars sold in the UK) and have over 600,000 customers. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service, achieving an independently verified customer satisfaction rating of 9.8 out of 10.

Unfortunately Motability Operations Ltd is unable to provide visa sponsorship; therefore applicants applying to work with Motability Operations Ltd must be eligible to work in the UK.

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