A typical project management office (PMO) on a busy project is where the project is designed, implemented and kept on track by a team of analysts and assistants who are constantly monitoring processes and getting involved with the team to ensure smooth running. Keeping on top of this team itself needs a degree of oversight, which is where the PMO manager comes into the equation. He or she is charged with ensuring the change or transformation project stays on track by providing leadership to the team and reporting to the board and the relevant project managers and directors.
The overarching aim of the PMO manager is to ensure quality is maintained throughout the project. Although the PMO manager will probably not be hands-on when it comes to project management or analysis, she or he may be the person responsible for ensuring everyone in the office is up to speed and is performing well, and is therefore judged on the success of the office itself and how it maintains quality throughout a project.
The PMO manager is primarily a manager of people. You need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a firm understanding of the project, its aims, and the activities being performed by the PMO team. It is your responsibility to ensure best practice is followed where necessary, and supporting and advising those in your team as they go about their business.
Experience of managing a project management office in the same sector is of enormous value. There can be significant differences between public and private sector offices, for example, with varying command structures and manners of working. You are also expected to report regularly to the board and to your line managers on the performance of your team. Some employers require a formal project management qualification such as PRINCE2 for an applicant to be considered for the role.
With the drive for improvement in change and transformation a constant need, there is always demand for good project management office managers over the whole spectrum of industries. And many of the organizations looking for PMO managers reach out to Cast UK to find them. That’s because at Cast UK, we have a team of dedicated recruitment consultants who only send forward the most appropriate candidates to interview, and it’s a philosophy that employers appreciate.
Whether you’re a PMO manager looking for a change, or you’re on a short-term contract and are researching your next opportunity, call Cast UK on 0333 121 3345 wherever you are in the UK.
Bournemouth is well known as a beach holiday resort on the South Coast in Dorset, a rival to Brighton and Weymouth. It is, however, a thriving town with a large population, despite only having a relatively short history. One distinction it can claim is that in surveys it has been found to be the happiest place to live in Britain, and the relaxed lifestyle has led many companies to set up shop in the town or have their headquarters there.
With the population and the endless supply of goods required for the tourism industry, there will be PMO Manager positions in and around Bournemouth – this definitely isn’t the kind of resort that closes between September and March.
Most of the companies that have set up in Bournemouth are in the service sector, but the list is impressive. JPMorgan Chase, Unisys, Fitness First, Liverpool Victoria, Palmair, Imagine Publishing, PruHealth and Lloyds TSB Insurance all have head offices or large offices in this seaside town. It’s also well known as a venue for conferences, including those of the large political parties.
Please get in touch with Cast UK if you’d like more information on the PMO Manager positions available in Bournemouth or anywhere else in the country.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Bournemouth or source a new job in Bournemouth then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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