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.
Located in Yorkshire, on the Humber Estuary, Kingston upon Hull - or simply Hull - has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. After King Edward I granted it a royal charter in 1299, it became a thriving market town, as well as a military supply port and a centre for fishing and whaling.
From the Medieval period through to the Industrial Revolution, the easily navigable waters of the River Hull helped the town prosper as a trading hub with Scotland, as well as northern Europe and Scandinavia, while some products came from as far away as Australia and South America.
The large amount of wealth that came into the region during 1800s led to a number of fine Victorian buildings, such as the Dock Offices, which house the Hull Maritime Museum today. Unfortunately, many of these beautiful buildings were lost during World War II, as around 95 per cent of the homes in the city were destroyed during the Hull Blitz.
Since then, Hull has been rebuilt and the city has remained an important port for industry, while a number of ferries provide transport to Europe for around a million travellers every year.
Those seeking Portfolio Manager jobs in Hull will find that the region offers a variety of opportunities, with big-name companies like BP, Reckitt Benckiser and Seven Seas all having a large presence. In addition, an Enterprise Zone has been established in a bid to attract OEMs in the renewable energy industry to the area.
As a specialist recruitment consultancy for the logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors, Cast UK is the ideal choice for anyone seeking Portfolio Manager vacancies in Hull, or anywhere else in the UK.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Hull or source a new job in Hull then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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