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 0161 825 0825.
Sharing a border with Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex, as well as Greater London, Hertfordshire is one of the Home Counties.
It is a popular location for commuters to the capital, with mainline rail services to Euston Station and the Metropolitan line. It also offers a wealth of choice for those seeking Portfolio Manager vacancies.
During its long history, Hertfordshire was home to the Romans and Normans; in the Industrial Revolution the region benefited significantly from its proximity to London and its population increased dramatically.
Settlements within Hertfordshire include Hertford, Hitchin, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, and Letchworth, which became the world's first garden city in 1903. What's more, Stevenage was the first to redevelop as part of the New Towns Act 1946.
Since the 1920s, Hertfordshire has played an important part in the British Film Industry, with a number of studios in Elstree. Television programmes such as Big Brother UK and EastEnders are filmed there, while Leavesden Studios has been responsible for the filming of blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter and James Bond.
In addition, a variety of well known companies have headquarters or large facilities in Hertfordshire in industries ranging from retail to pharmaceuticals and hospitality to aerospace. These include Tesco, GlaxoSmithKline, JD Wetherspoon, BAE Systems, T-Mobile, Ocado, Camelot, TK Maxx, Costco and Balfour Beatty.
To find out more about the Portfolio Manager positions available in Hertfordshire, contact Cast UK today.
As recruitment consultants for the supply chain, procurement and logistics fields, we work with clients and candidates from across the country to find the right applicant for every position.
We understand the intricacies of what each role requires and we will provide you with the advice and assistance you need to find a role that suits your skills, qualifications and objectives.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Hertfordshire or source a new job in Hertfordshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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