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Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

Job Title: Portfolio Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hampshire, England
Salary: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HQ00085959_1545044941
Contact Name: John Wright
Contact Email: j.wright@lawrenceharvey.com
Job Published: December 17, 2018 11:09

Job Description

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY: Portfolio Manager Initial 3-6-month contract Hampshire Competitive daily rate (Dependent on experience)

One of my leading clients, a global pharmaceutical company based in Hampshire are currently looking for an experienced Portfolio Manager to join them on-site for an initial 3-6-month contract.

Scope:
- Prioritise key projects, programs & workloads across the team
- Resource management to staff execution teams (in conjunction with Managers and Technical Leads)
- Deliver internal team processes for demand management and project delivery
- Reporting
- Governance

Primary responsibilities:
- Organise, prioritise and structure work packages for the infrastructure team as a backlog of work for the execution teams
- Effectively assign, communicate and track work packages across the team, working with the Managers and Technical Leads
- Report to the Director and Lead Team on team portfolio progress, health and budget (in conjunction with the financials role) to enable clear decision making
- Working with the Managers and Technical Leads, assign resources across the execution teams to effectively deliver against the team's key priorities and work packages
- Create and maintain effective, yet 'light touch' processes across the team to manage Demand, Roadmaps, status reporting and program & project management
- Educate the team on processes and ensure transparency of priorities and work packages as well as progress and status
- Working with the Director and lead team, create the governance processes to enable quick, flexible and transparent decision making. Reduced meetings and increase in communication and transparency should be a key goal here.

Skills/Experiences:
- 5+ years of experience in Information Technology / Technical environment and able to demonstrate technical breadth at a high level
- 3+ years in Portfolio management roles
- 2+ years' experience working with modern application services & methodologies, including Agile, DevOps and Developer Experience acting as either a scrum master or product owner
- 2+ years' experience with Project management
- Demonstrated influence and communication skills across all levels of IT and third-parties.
Strong negotiation skills
- Demonstrated strength in facilitation skills
- Strong organizational and communications skills with multiple examples of being able to convey complex ideas in a manner that resulted in a definitive direction and result
- Strong personal & work organisational skills
- Effective time management skills
- Experience as a coach and/or mentor in developing people

Is this exciting opportunity of interest? If so, please respond with your CV and I will be in touch ASAP.

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