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.
Home to more than 7.5 million people and covering around 1,500 sq km, Greater London is an administrative division that was created in 1965.
Comprising the City of London, as well as the 32 London boroughs, it is often described as the region inside the M25, although this isn't exactly accurate. What's more, it offers a wealth of choice for those seeking PMO Manager opportunities.
The centre of the British government, Greater London is home to various official bodies and it's also the financial hub of the country, with just some of the big companies based here including Lloyds, Barclays and Citibank. Other top companies with headquarters or other facilities here include Reuters, Ford, Warburtons, Tate & Lyle, Nestle and John Lewis.
What's more, transportation and shipping are essential for keeping Greater London running. Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, seeing around 69 million passengers a year, as well as a significant amount of cargo.
Meanwhile, several mainline rail companies travel into London and Transport for London helps millions of passengers get across the capital every day via bus, Tube, DLR and tram. There's also the Port of London Authority, which deals with commercial freight on the River Thames.
Whether you're ready to take your career to the next level, or you're searching for new responsibilities in a different PMO Manager position in Greater London, the team at Cast UK can help.
As recruitment experts in the supply chain, procurement and logistics sectors, we work closely with clients and candidates across the country to match the right talent to each role.
We understand what it takes to be a successful applicant for every position and we can provide the advice and assistance you need to get your job hunt off to a great start.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Greater London or source a new job in Greater London then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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