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.
A county located on the southern coast of England, and sharing borders with Dorset, Berkshire, Wiltshire, West Sussex and Surrey, Hampshire is the largest county in the south-east and is home to a number of important settlements including Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke and Winchester. It's a good choice for those seeking Portfolio Manager vacancies.
People have been living in the Hampshire region for thousands of years, with Neolithic settlers building hill forts and farms in the area. The Celts, Saxons, Angles, Romans and Normans also had communities here.
The port towns of Portsmouth and Southampton have long been important points for trade with the rest of the world, particularly with America in the 17th to 19th centuries. The Titanic set sail for her ill-fated maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912. Today, the city is a major port for cruise ships - it is home to the headquarters of Carnival UK - and it also processes a significant number of cargo and container ships.
Just some of the many companies based in Hampshire today include BAE Systems Surface Ships, IBM, Zurich, The Automobile Association, Motorola and Sony Professional Solutions.
Ford has an assembly plant in Hampshire, which primarily manufactures the brand's Transit models, while the region is also known for its pharmaceuticals, insurance, communications, IT and electronics sectors.
Based in Manchester, Cast UK is one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors.
We work with clients and candidates throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to find the best talent for every vacancy. So if you're looking for Portfolio Manager positions in Hampshire, get in touch today.
A member of our team will work with you to establish your qualifications and skills and then provide the advice and assistance you need to find a role that suits your abilities and career objectives.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Hampshire or source a new job in Hampshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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