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IT PMO Manager, Central Manchester

£45000 - £50000 per annum 
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Job Title: PMO Manager

Location: Central Manchester

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000

Benefits: Excellent Pension, Healthcare, Dental Care

This is a rare opportunity for an experienced PMO Manager with hands on Project Management skills to manage the PMO of a specialist insurance business based in Central Manchester.

The company is key part of a global organisation where IT is critical to their continued success and growth.

The Role

Based in central Manchester with occasional travel you will be responsible for the management of the UK project portfolio, in close collaboration with group PMO based in America and international project teams.

You will be responsible for the effective management of the UK portfolio of key projects – both IT and Non IT, from initiation to delivery, providing project leadership and control as well as full budget management.

You will be expected to champion best practice project management methodology and governance into the UK operation liaising with and reporting to the Group PMO in America.

You will be expected to ensure that project controls meet global governance and audit requirements working in the highly regulated insurance environment.

Current and future projects within are orientated around software system replacement and business process transformation including a new target operating model for the group, a new CRM system, a new policy administration system as well as a large managed desktop roll out.

We expect 80% of you time will be running and managing the UK PMO and the team of eight people made up of permanent and contract personnel as well as matrix management of further resource in the UK and internationally. We expect 20% of your time will be managing projects to cover holidays within your team.

Key Experience Required

You will have experience of managing a PMO with the ability to manage a team of both permanent and contract heads with a track record in getting the best out of them.

You will have project management with experience of working with a diverse project portfolio including software implementation projects working in an Agile environment

You will have worked in either the insurance or finance sector at some point during your career giving you experience of the regulation and governance involved.

You will be Prince 2 qualified and will ideally have some experience of ITIL.

You will have experience of the management of Business (including organisational and operational change) and IT transformation projects at a global level as well as having led business process improvement initiatives and identifying process efficiencies across an organisation.

You will be a strong leader with demonstrable experience of motivating and leading project teams and with the ability to build, manage and sustain positive relationships with key stakeholders including internationally in Germany and the USA.

This is an excellent opportunity to manage a portfolio of key projects in a growing company that are an integral part of a global corporation.

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us

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