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.
Ross and Cromarty is part of the Highland council area, but is itself a historical county that spans the width of the northern parts of Scotland, including the Isle of Skye. It is well known for its breathtaking landscape, with mountains, lochs and rugged coastline making it one of Scotland’s best loved holiday destinations. However the static population is relatively small, focused mainly on fishing and agriculture, as well as tourism.
Ross and Cromarty is bordered to the north by Sutherland and to the south by Inverness-shire. It is served by eh A9 eastern coast road and the A835 that joins the A9 just north of Inverness and branches north west to Ullapool.
As far as management jobs in logistics, procurement and supply chain are concerned, prospects within the county are about in line with its population, so if you’re looking for Portfolio Manager work, looking further afield to Inverness, Elgin or such like might produce more opportunities.
Cast UK never stop working with procurement, logistics and supply chain clients and applicants from across the country, and are dedicated to filling each position with the best talent possible. Our UK regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average expected salary.
With a wealth of experience in the fields covered, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. If you’re on the lookout for more information on the Portfolio Manager positions available in Ross and Cromarty or anywhere else in the UK, please get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Ross and Cromarty or source a new job in Ross and Cromarty then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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