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.
A county in the region of England known as Yorkshire and the Humber, North Yorkshire is England's largest ceremonial county and it comprises most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.
Those seeking PMO Manager vacancies in North Yorkshire will have a number of options to consider, while the lovely scenery and wealth of outdoor space will be much appreciated by anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors during their days off.
Settlements in North Yorkshire include Harrogate, Scarborough and Ripon. Meanwhile, the county town is Northallerton.
Much of the local economy is based on agriculture, in addition to mineral extraction and power. Technology, printing, retail and the service sector are also important industries, while tourism also brings a significant amount of money to the county.
Plaxons, a company that manufactures coaches and buses, has been based in Scarborough for more than 100 years - although it started out as a joinery workshop.
Richmond Foods is also located in North Yorkshire. It is one of Europe's largest ice cream production facilities, manufacturing Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles ice lollies and Fab bars.
If you're looking for PMO Manager opportunities in North Yorkshire, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with Cast UK today.
With many years of experience in recruitment for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, we work hard to match the best applicants to each vacancy, and we are committed to helping you find positions that match your skills, qualifications and long-term objectives.
In addition, our regional experts can provide you with further information that aid in your job search - such as which employers to target, the average salary for the region and the types of jobs that are available.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within North Yorkshire or source a new job in North Yorkshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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