Business change and transformation has to be thoroughly planned, organized and monitored during execution if they are to be successful and efficient. A team needs to be put together, and progress needs to be regularly reported to the board. In many companies the portfolio manager is the person with these responsibilities. They oversee several workstreams or perhaps an entire company’s ongoing programmes, depending on its size.
The portfolio manager is also a line manager of the team putting the programme into action, including its analysts. How or she is in regular contact with these practitioners and acts as the channel of communication between the process staff and the board. Because he or she is in charge of several workstreams, they also need to monitor how they influence and interact with each other. The job carries a good deal of responsibility as the head of process.
Portfolio managers are highly experienced business change and transformation professionals, and companies need to see a solid track record of delivery of multiple simultaneous workstreams to qualify for the position. You need a methodical and logical mindset too, as you are overseeing workstreams that could be distant geographically or in terms of physical similarities, where confusion can sink portfolio managers who are not on top of things.
Experience of managing portfolios in the same sector as the job advertised will be a distinct advantage, as differences between sectors can make a huge difference to how a project is managed. While most companies demand experience in a management role, others recognize that managers have to start somewhere and are looking for experienced deputies, senior staff and other such positions so they can absorb them into their own company structures.
Cast UK is a specialist in the field of business change and transformation recruitment, and because we only deal with management and executive level jobs, we have a focus that keeps companies coming back to us when they need experienced portfolio managers.
We were founded in Manchester and now have offices in London and Birmingham, but our reach is much wider – every day we are helping candidates find their perfect jobs in fantastic companies the length and breadth of the UK. If you’re looking to make the change, call us today on 0333 121 3345.
Situated in the north-east of England, Cleveland is a region that has been long known for its industrial and manufacturing capabilities, and it offers a range of opportunities for those seeking Portfolio Manager positions.
During the 18th century, ironwork was a major part of the local economy and the ironstone used for blast furnaces on the River Tees was procured from the Cleveland Hills.
These days, Cleveland is not an officially recognised region. In the mid-1990s, the county was broken up into four unitary authorities: Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
However, many people from the region still identify themselves as being from Cleveland and bodies like the Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade carry the name today.
Much of the area is undergoing significant regeneration, and these days, the economy is mainly based in retail, technology and the service sector.
However, a few big-names in heavy industry still call the region home. For example, there's the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company, Teeside Steelworks and Dorman Long, which provided the steel for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Tyne Bridge and the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
What's more, Teesport is the country's third largest port and handles around 56 million tonnes of cargo every year, with facilities including container quays and RORO ramps.
For anyone seeking Portfolio Manager roles in Cleveland, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment consultancies for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we understand what it takes to succeed in these positions and are dedicated to finding the right talent for every job.
Our team works closely with clients and candidates to fill each vacancy and when you get in touch with one of our industry experts, we will discuss your skills and qualifications and provide the advice you need to take your career in the right direction.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Cleveland or source a new job in Cleveland then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Up to £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK's client, who is a rapidly expanding FMCG business, are looking to recruit a driven Commercial Manager to be based within their growing operation in Cheshire.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Our client, who is the market leader within their specialism, is looking to recruit a Operations Manager for their operation close to Wembley.
Up to £32000.00 per annum
Cast UK are delighted to have partnered exclusively with a key customer of ours as they look to strengthen and add to their transport team.
£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + plus benefits
ite Operations ManagerStockton £30,000 - £35,000 plus benefits Role Overview Our client is a hugely ambitious startup undergoing rapid expansion across the UK and they're looking for a Site Operations Manager to join them on their exciting journey...
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + £10,000 OTE + excellent benefits
My client is a hyper-growth business who is rapidly expanding their operations & identified a need for a Business Developer to join their organisation.
£43000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Our client, who are a well-established and growing business is looking to recruit a Senior H&S Advisor to be based at their Distribution Centre in Lancashire.
As an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years, Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world's largest industrial players.
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our client who is a rapidly expanding Events Equipment Hire business with the recruitment of an Operations Manager to be based out of their operation in Theale.
Cast UK is currently recruiting for an experienced Account Manager for a rapidly growing wholesale business.
£90000 - £115000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a well-established organisation are looking to recruit a Head of Operations to help drive forward their business across logistics and business improvements.