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.
Situated in the North West of England, Lancashire - sometimes called the County of Lancaster or simply Lancs - includes cities like Preston , Chorley, Burnley and Lancaster. Meanwhile, Blackpool and Blackburn are unitary authorities that are often grouped with the area.
Founded in the 12th century, the region played a pivotal role in the Wars of the Roses in the 1400s.
During the Industrial Revolution, the county began to grow in prominence, especially in regards to the shipping, coal, textile and metal industries. The Manchester Ship Canal passes through the region on its way to Merseyside, while a number of other canals create a network of waterways that were especially important during the late 1800s and early 20th century.
Today, Lancashire is home to a huge number of companies ranging from manufacturing to financial, education to travel and energy to defence, making it a great choice for those seeking Portfolio Manager jobs.
Indeed, some of the top name brands that can be found in Lancashire include Leyland Trucks, Baxi, Crown Paints, Hanson plc and Thwaites Brewery, as well as Xchanging and National Savings and Investments. There's also BAE Systems Global Combat Systems, which produces military vehicles, and Rolls Royce.
Whether you're looking to take your career to the next level, or are just seeking a change of scenery, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can provide the advice and assistance you need to find a new Portfolio Manager role in Lancashire that suits your skills and qualifications.
Each member of our team has worked in supply chain, procurement and logistics jobs themselves, giving them a unique understanding of what each position entails.
What's more, our team of regional experts have a keen understanding of the job market in their area of expertise, and can provide the advice you need to get your career on the right path.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Lancashire or source a new job in Lancashire then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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