PMO Manager - Asset Management

  • GBP70000 - GBP90000 per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Michael Page
  • 05 Feb 18 2018-02-05

PMO Manager - Asset Management position is to work within the PMO function across a portfolio of projects. The role is to provide PMO support but also help drive and add value to the project and programme delivery.

A major Asset Manager based in London


PMO Manager - Asset Management is to lead a central PMO team which provides the governance, reporting, planning and support services across the Transformation project portfolio whilst embedding common PMO methodologies, tools and processes to ensure effective delivery within cost, quality and timescale objectives.

The key objectives of the role:

  • Management of the Portfolio Office - ensuring project management and financial standards are defined and consistently adopted across Transformation project portfolio
  • Management of portfolio governance and reporting; providing visibility and control of projects throughout the governance lifecycle up to Executive Group level
  • Team leadership of the function and managing individuals' development and performance
  • Management of change requests - both impacting the Global Transformation portfolio and small changes directly impacting technology
  • Facilitate or support key portfolio level governance forums with timely and accurate information, such as:
    • Design Authority - ensuring that projects and changes adhere to architectural and data standards
    • Project Review Group - ensuring project exceptions are proactively managed and brought back on track

Ensuring that the end to end governance model is defined and running optimally to the satisfaction of the business sponsors, project teams and technology groups


PMO Manager - Asset Management Qualifications

Degree level qualification

Industry qualification in portfolio management (e.g. MoP) or PMO (e.g. P3O, P3M3)

Experience & Skills / Knowledge

  • Good financial services experience ideally including investment management organisations
  • Experience running portfolio governance at an asset manager or financial services institution
  • Lead a step change in performance of a portfolio management office
  • Strong experience working in programme and project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective stakeholder management including senior managers, and ability to work well with others at all levels
  • Fully competent in the use of MS Office applications and other project tools and methodologies
  • Ideally process improvement skills
  • Strong understanding of financial control principles as they apply to projects
  • Experience of dealing directly with technology teams and good technical awareness within a financial services institution

Core Personal Capabilities

  • Adaptability - in particular to manage and deliver change in the context of an evolving and changing organisation, addressing the ambiguity and conflicting demands that may result
  • Logical, structured thought processes
  • Problem solving ability
  • Relationship management skills and an ability to engage with and gain confidence of others
  • Strong client service orientation
  • Strong communication skills - written, pictorial, presentational and verbal
  • Provides leadership at a process level and continuously drive improvements to processes and procedures
  • Regular networking with key influencers, decision makers and stakeholders
  • Personally owns and is responsible for any data or information that is being produced by the central PMO
  • Awareness of the UK asset management industry

Job Offer

£70 - 90K plus benefits and bonus