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PMO Programme Manager

  • Sector: Other
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/03/2020
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
The objective of the PMO is to define, develop and drive the corporate strategy and large strategic initiatives to ensure the sustainable achievement of the clients long term targets. The PMO Programme Manager has responsibility in two main areas: 1. Liaising with Executive Board project sponsors, strategic project leaders and project team members to drive allocated strategic projects. 2. Supporting all employees within the client to ensure buy in to the strategy and strategic projects.

Key Deliverables

Business Strategy
* Support the definition, development and refinement of the Strategy and allocated Strategic projects
* Develop outputs based on the outcomes from the Strategy circle to develop the overall business strategy
* Liaise with the allocated Executive Board project sponsors and project leaders to formulate a project strategy and plan
* Score and highlight interdependencies between strategic projects and within the wider business ensuring alignment, prioritisation and avoiding duplication
* Ensure a consistent value added approach is being adopted by all projects and that best practice is shared
* Ensure that strategic projects are set up to align to the business strategy

Strategic Project Programme
* Drive, design and ensure sustainable implementation of corporate strategy and allocated Strategic Projects
* Maintenance and driving of allocated strategic projects
* Create, define and set up allocated strategic project structure
* Present regular status updates and signal the need for decision and direction to the Executive Board/ Board Sponsor
* Represent the independent PMO view of allocated Strategic projects

* Ensure buy-in to the strategy and strategic projects
* Design and support Strategy roll out activities within the strategy
* Lead the engagement of management and colleagues in allocated projects
* Create and lead aspects of communication activities as assigned: e.g. events and activities to increase awareness of strategy and strategic projects to all colleagues

Target Achievement
* Setting SMART targets for allocated strategic projects
* Quantify the impact of the strategic projects together with project leaders
* Work together with Financial controllers to ensure inclusion in budgets/planning rounds
* Monitor and Present progress on target achievement to the Board sponsors
* Audit and challenge milestone achievement and timing plan

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Tangible experience in a similar role in developing Strategy, Strategic Project Management, Change Management is required

* Tangible experience in successful leadership and delivery of cross-functional programme/ top down strategic change initiatives
* In-depth knowledge in the application of project/ programme management tools and techniques

The role holder will be able to demonstrate they possess the following skills:

* A strong passion, readiness to change and motivation to drive improvement
* Strong solution/results orientation and ability to make decisions
* Ability to react quickly to change, working in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to lead many different stakeholders to quickly achieve win/win situations - bringing senior people together with differing views to agree and buy into a common approach way forward
* Collaborative working style and capability to facilitate change, mediate and delegate
* Tenacity, persistence and capability to question and c

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