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.
Home to a number of cities and towns, including Birmingham - often called Britain's Second City - as well as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, the West Midlands has long been a centre of industry and commerce for the UK and it's an ideal location for anyone seeking PMO Manager jobs.
During the Middle Ages and throughout the Industrial Revolution, Coventry was known for producing wool and cloth. Meanwhile, other parts of the region were known for their metalwork - Birmingham for its small arms and Wolverhampton for locks, ironmongery and brass work.
In addition, the West Midlands region was a prime source of raw materials like coal and iron ore, something that became increasingly important throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
As time moved on, the focus of the region shifted and car manufacturing overtook the other industries, while bicycle production was also a large part of the local economy for many years.
Today, the West Midlands area is home to a number of tech companies, as well as food and beverage manufacturers, with Nikon, Hitachi maxell, Fujitsu, Muller Dairy Ltd, Bulmers Cider, Cadbury UK, Marmite, Coors Brewers and Bird's Custard just a few examples.
Other brands that call the area home include Michelin Tyres, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Volvo Group UK and the National Express Group.
If you're seeking PMO Manager jobs in the West Midlands, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for procurement, supply chain and logistics roles , we can help you find a vacancy that suits your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
In addition, our team of regional experts have significant knowledge about their areas of expertise, and can provide you with advice about the job market and potential employers in a particular place.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
rong>Materials and Logistic Manager FTC 12 Months Stratford-upon-Avon £40,000-£50,000 + Benefits Role profile Cast UK are currently recruiting for a Materials and Logistic Manager for a leading independent Healthcare organisation specialising he...
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + Competitive bonus + Healthcare
Our client is a leading Logistics firm who are looking to recruit a high calibre candidate to oversee the transport operation.
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Our client is a leading 3PL firm who are looking to recruit a high calibre candidate who will oversee the transport operations.
£26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Based in Cannock, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its team with the recruitment of an experienced Transport Shift Manager in to join the business.
£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Car Allowance & Benefits
Based in Heathrow, Cast UK's client are looking to strengthen its team with the recruitment of a Head of New Business Aerospace & Defence UK.
£26000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is an engineering and manufacturing business.
Our client, a market leading supply chain provider, is looking for a Supply Planner to join their Planning team based in Greater Manchester on a FTC basis lasting 6 months.
£45000.00 - £55000 per annum + bonus + benefits
After yet another hugely successful year, our client, a market leading retail business based in the North West, is looking to appoint a Trading Manager to join their growing team.
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Cast UK are thrilled to be working with a leading fashion retailer based in Manchester to recruit a Merchandiser to join their growing team.