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 city with a long and varied history, Norwich is the county town of Norfolk and from the 11th century until the Industrial Revolution, it was the second largest city in England after London.
During this period, Norwich was a market town known for its wool and textiles; it also traded pottery. There was a large cattle market during the 1700s and brewing became big business, peaking at the beginning of the 19th century. A number of microbreweries and artisan beer makers are still based in the region.
One of Norwich's best-known products is Colman's mustard, which has been made in the city since 1804 when Jeremiah Colman bought a flour mill in the area. He began producing mustard in 1814 and the company is still thriving in Norwich today - although it's now operated by Unilever and the range of products has expanded to include a variety of sauces and condiments.
Those seeking Portfolio Manager roles in Norwich will have a number of employment opportunities to consider. Aviva, an insurance company formerly known as Norwich Union, is a major employer, while Archant - a national publishing - company distributes a number of daily and weekly newspapers, as well as a variety of magazines.
In addition, Norwich is home to a massive research park that includes the facilities of more than 30 businesses based in biotechnology, food, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, information science, computing and low-carbon energy.
Here at Cast UK, we work with clients and candidates throughout the country to recruit for roles in the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors.
Every member of our team has a thorough understanding of the industry and the regions of their expertise and can provide the advice and assistance you need to make a career move. So if you're looking for Portfolio Manager vacancies in Norwich, contact us today.
Likewise, to find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Norwich or source a new job in Norwich then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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