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Head of Project Management Office (2809693387)

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GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

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Wytham, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Head of Project Management Office Job Type: Permanent Reference: OPM/PMO/OFF Country: United Kingdom Location: Oxford Closing Date: 23/Jan/2022 OPM is seeking a Head of PMO (Head of Project Management Office) to lead, design and deliver the strategic building blocks of OPM’s project delivery capability. The post-holder will be instrumental in driving standards of excellence of delivery across OPM’s project portfolio across the organisation’s global footprint. The Head of PMO will lead our Project Management Office and the role is key to designing and delivering the strategic building blocks of OPM’s project delivery capability and successfully managing a portfolio of projects. They will be instrumental in driving standards of excellence of delivery across OPM’s project portfolio. The successful individual will be an expert at all aspects of project and programme management, with a proven history of leading a PMO to support projects and programmes in complex and challenging situations. They will work across a matrix organisation to ensure the portfolio is planned, managed, and governed in a consistent, transparent, and enabling manner. The role of the PMO is to ask the big questions and to help to answer them and drive up our PPM maturity. This is a new role within OPM where you will have the opportunity to help us shape the global delivery of our long-term strategic ambitions and establish the standards and practices for project delivery and governance. Day to day responsibilities of this role will include (not exhaustive): Establishing OPM’s Project Management Office, a central function for project governance that aims to prioritise, track, and align work efforts across the enterprise, ensuring our priorities and resources are aligned with our long-term plan. Overseeing the five pillars of the PMO; Oversight, Control, Support, Capability and Consistency Governance, Asset Allocation, Independent Assurance Provide oversight and governance across the portfolio from bid management through to handover and transition to business as usual, that fosters visibility and a no-surprises culture Create Key Performance Indicators for the PMO function to act as early warning and surveillance of project performance and enable timely decision-making and intervention by the business Produce board information/reporting on portfolio performance and delivery to Senior Leadership, including the tracking of project costs, project performance and ROI Provide expertise, guidance and training to ensure project compliance to processes and procedures Conduct objective independent analysis, project health checks, stage gate and/or mid-project reviews to enable effective project assurance Frameworks and methodologies Develop, promote and maintain global standards and tools for portfolio and project management which ensures consistent and high standards of project delivery Maintain control and oversight of all project management standards for the entire organisation, partnering with existing teams. Resource Capacity Management Set project planning standards to determine the resources and schedule required to deliver OPM’s portfolio of projects Establish mechanisms to understand supply and demand requirements for project delivery resources, build central resource plans and establish effective resourcing models Orchestrate, through agreement, the allocation of resources and prepare senior leadership with a view of future load and capacity issues Capability Development Develop a high-quality pool of talent, support people development activity, invest time in career conversations, manage talent and acting as a change agent to drive a PPM culture Supervise, coach and mentor project managers to successfully plan, co-ordinate and execute projects consistently Identify, assess and maintain project management competencies, experience and skills across the organisation to enable value-adding development opportunities and ensure effective resource deployment and informed recruitment Develop the strategy to support collaboration, innovation, information and knowledge sharing that enable teams to self-serve Risk, opportunity and Issue Management, Change Control Oversee management of portfolio risks and issues including working with project leads to review and assure deliver of project deliverables and milestones Management of portfolio-level risks and issues, driving mitigation plans and supporting the resolution of any impediments Establish and oversee compliance of baseline change control protocols across the portfolio, providing advice an independent analysis and reporting of likely cost/schedule outcomes and effective use of contingency and management reserve Stakeholder and Communications Management, Leadership Building trusted relationships with key stakeholders to ensure a sense of ‘one voice' and a strong collaborative culture passionate about achieving joint outcomes Lead the practice’s involvement and use of new tools and methodologies to take advantage of business opportunities Lead the PMO, develop clear vision and standards and champion the use of best practice project management standards and processes. Build strong networks both internally and externally, bringing thought leadership to OPM’s project practice Manage, coach and motivate direct reports ensuring regular performance reviews and development conversations are held to maximise retention and drive performance Candidates will be able to display the following essential skills, knowledge and experience: The existing right to work and live in the UK at the time of applying Candidates should hold at least one of the following qualifications, or equivalent:- Chartered Project Professional, P3O Practitioner, APM Practitioner Qualification, APM Registered Project Professional A proven track record of successfully building and leading PMOs through substantial senior leadership and collaboration across a culturally diverse business A proven track record of managing successful programmes Expert knowledge of PMO tools and methodologies, effective use of project control tools to optimise delivery team performance (ideally with APM methodology) Prior record of successfully defining delivery and governance frameworks Understands how to balance having sufficient governance and assurance to enable effective portfolio management Provides value-adding portfolio management information Strong people leadership skills with the capability to build high performing teams and community of practice. Have practical experience in actively managing portfolio risks, able to make decisions, engage in dialogue on risk management strategy, and demonstrate a level of skill beyond simply ‘managing a process’. Skills Strong stakeholder management ability, demonstrating personal and professional credibility and integrity, with the confidence to engage across the range including senior stakeholders Comfortable challenging project leads and effectively influencing decision making High levels of numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail, whilst being able to think ‘big picture’. Ability to self-motivate, plan, set priorities to meet deadlines, achieve targets and goals Analytical skills, very good organization of work and the ability to work in a team Delivery focused with excellent attention to detail Confident communication skills, with ability to support face to face &