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 0161 825 0825 wherever you are in the UK.
County Fermanagh is the only Northern Irish county that does not encircle Lough Neagh, sitting as it does in the south western corner of the province. It shares more Irish county borders than Northern Irish, the only latter one being County Tyrone, the four Eire ones being Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan. The county town and county seat is Enniskillen, which, with 14,000 people, is the county’s most populous. The entire population of Fermanagh is less than 60,000. After Enniskillen, the next largest settlement is Lisnaskea, which is home to just over 2,500.
Much of Fermanagh is rural, with agriculture and tourism being its main sources of income. It does have a good set of physical connections with Eire as well as Northern Ireland, which does offer up the possibility of finding PMO Manager work in the county.
At Cast UK, we never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible.
If you’re looking for more information on the PMO Manager positions available in County Fermanagh or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, our team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Fermanagh or source a new job in Fermanagh then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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