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.
Home of the Beatles and Cilla Black, Rick Astley and Elvis Costello, Liverpool has definitely delivered when it comes to musical treasures. But the city generates far more than pop hits, so jobseekers looking for Portfolio Manager roles in Liverpool are sure to find an array of possibilities.
The Merseyside city has long been an important port town. During the 18th century, its prominence in shipping led the region to become a global hub and an estimated 40 per cent of the world's trade came through Liverpool during the early 1800s, with products including tea, sugar, salt, tobacco and cotton.
Fast forward to today and this North West metropolis has one of the UK's largest economies. Its success is mainly thanks to the vast number of companies based in the service sector. What's more, Liverpool has become a fabulous place to live and work, with its exciting nightlife, loads of shopping, amazing dining spots and two top football teams.
These days, Liverpool remains an important part of the shipping industry, seeing millions of tonnes of cargo from lines like NYK and Maersk. Car manufacturing is another big part of the city's economy, while Lambrini, John West, Littlewoods and Sayers are also based here.
The industry experts at Cast UK are perfectly placed to help you find the right job for your needs, whether you're looking to take your first steps on the career ladder with a supply chain management, procurement or logistics opportunity or are an industry expert with many years of experience.
In addition, our consultants have regional expertise, meaning that wherever you're looking for your next Portfolio Manager job, we can provide the advice you need to find the ideal vacancy in a company and location that suits your requirements.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Liverpool or source a new job in Liverpool then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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