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.
Located in the north-east of England, Tyne and Wear is a county named after the two local rivers that flow into the North Sea. It is bordered by County Durham and Northumberland.
Tyne and Wear comprises a number of metropolitan boroughs: North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne - all of which offer a range of options for those seeking PMO Manager positions.
During the Industrial Revolution, the region rose to prominence, with coal mining, shipbuilding and heavy industry all bringing wealth to the area. Flint glass was also produced here and a number of products were developed in the area, including safety lamps, self-raising flour, Joseph Swan's electric lightbulbs and the steam turbine.
These days, Tyne and Wear supports a number of business sectors, ranging from manufacturing and engineering through to services, retail and finance.
Just some of the many companies located in Tyne and Wear include Be-Ro Flour, the Go-Ahead Group, Greggs the baker, BAE Systems, Orange, T-Mobile, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Npower, EDF Energy and Ubisoft.
For anyone seeking PMO Manager vacancies in Tyne and Wear, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.
With our expert knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we are able to provide the advice you need to secure a new role that suits your skills and long-term career objectives. What's more, we work closely with clients to ensure we have a good understanding of what they're looking for - so we can match the best candidate to each position.
And if you have any queries about the local area - such as possible employers and the types of jobs available, be sure to get in touch with one of our regional specialists.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Tyne and Wear or source a new job in Tyne and Wear then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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