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.
Renfrewshire town Paisley is located in the lowlands of Scotland and is the county town. But for a few fields it is joined to the west side of Glasgow, and is linked to the city by the A761, M8 and two railway lines (accessible at Paisley Canal and Paisley Gilmour Street). The centres of Glasgow and Paisley are about 6.5 miles (10 km) apart. Glasgow International Airport is just to the north of Paisley, rounding off a picture of connectedness that has been with Paisley since the canals came to town.
Nineteenth-century Paisley was well known for its weaving industry, and spawned two world-famous fashions that still bear its name: the droplet pattern called Paisley (which actually has Persian origins) and the Paisley shawl. The massive Anchor Mill still stands as testament to this industrious era. After major refurbishment in the 1990s the mill is now a mixed-use building, with office space and residential units within the dramatic edifice and the original iron bridge still crossing the canal.
Paisley is right in the heart of the action, with Glasgow as a neighbour, great links to the nation and the world, and some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery on the doorstep. If you’re looking for Portfolio Manager work and you’re already in the Paisley area, you could well be in luck. Keep watching this space or get in touch with us now so we can alert you of any new vacancies.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn. To find out about the Portfolio Manager positions available in Paisley, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with us today. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Paisley or source a new job in Paisley then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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