IT PMO Manager
Department: IT Portfolio Management
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
About the role
The PMO Manager will be responsible for supporting the Portfolio Management Team and internal stakeholders/clients, while working closely with Portfolio Management leadership to define and update portfolio & project management processes, standards and governance. Through their close collaboration with the Product Domain Leads, clear and consistent communications of deliverables will be provided to the internal Product Domain Teams.
About the Portfolio Management Team at Abcam
This is an exciting time to join our new Portfolio Management Team within IT at Abcam! You will be instrumental in supporting Portfolio Management leadership in the set-up and success of the team, our processes and standards. The Portfolio Management Team is the information hub for all IT Projects and Programmes, and involves tracking/reporting, assurance/quality control, information management, financial tracking, risk/issue tracking, change control, support and knowledge management; learning & development. We are also closely involved with IT Planning and Strategy.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Governance & Control
Implement governance standards across the portfolio
Manage portfolio level Lessons Learned repository; attend Post Project Review meetings.
Manage the portfolio level risks and issues register.
Carry out assurance review processes, as required
Planning, Reporting & Control
Develop the IT Portfolio and Project standards, liaising with Project Managers and Product Leads.
Organise workshops to identify areas of improvement for portfolio projects, documenting recommendations and presenting them to Portfolio Management leadership
Build up a repository of portfolio and project templates both technical and management to support the Project Managers and Product Leads
Implement portfolio and project standards across all projects
Update and administer the portfolio plan as required
Prepare consolidated material from product domain reports for monthly review.
Complete and distribute monthly portfolio level reports.
Manage the portfolio-level benefits register, ensuring that all benefits are planned and monitored
Support implementation of the quality strategy
Implement the change control process
Provide effective management support to the Product Domain Leads
Co-ordinate the publication, review and sign-off of all major Technology deliverables.
Ensuring project, product domain and portfolio plans are created and maintained, and deliverables tracked.
Monitor and report on portfolio progress to all stakeholders
Co-ordinate quality activities to meet quality objectives
Manage portfolio-level risks, issues and change control, communicating the impact to all relevant parties
Monitor the portfolio against time, budget and quality standards
Contributing to post implementation reviews and identifying any lessons learned
- Collate lessons learned at portfolio-level and maintain in a central location
- Feed carry-forward items back into the portfolio plan.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional PMO Manager, who can deliver on the responsibilities of this role and immediately add value to the IT organisation. You will have a ‘can-do’ attitude and will be highly proactive. You will be a strong problem-solver, open to challenge Senior Management and team members to improve practice.
Key competencies and knowledge:
Working knowledge of project management and reporting systems
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Ability to analyse and use data to deliver outcomes or support decisions
Experience in identifying, diagnosing and proposing solutions
Adaptability to change when needed and comfortably adapt to new priorities
Strong organisational and multitasking skills with ability to balance competing priorities
Good attention to detail
If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now!