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.
Famous as the birthplace of writers William Shakespeare and George Elliot, Warwickshire is located in the East Midlands and shares borders with a number of counties including Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Home to a number of large settlements like Rugby, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Warwick, Leamington Spa and Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire offers a variety of options for those seeking Portfolio Manager opportunities.
In addition, Birmingham is within an easy commute from the north-west of the county, making it perfect for those who wish to work in Britain's second city, but live away from the busy atmosphere.
For much of its past, Warwickshire's economy was based in the textile industry and manufacturing.
These days, the region relies heavily on industry and engineering, while the service sector, retail, power, technology and tourism are also important.
Rolls-Royce has an engineering works in the region, while the Rugby Cement Works is one of Europe's largest such facilities. Rangemaster stoves have been manufactured at the Eagle Foundry in Leamington Spa since 1851 and a number of video game designers are based in the area.
Other companies based in the region, or with large facilities here include IBM, Holland & Barrett, Volvo, ConocoPhillips and Bravissimo.
In addition, the National Grid's gas control centre is in Warwickshire, while Dairy Crest and RS Components have national distribution centres in Nuneaton.
Whether you're ready to take your career to the next level with a new Portfolio Manager position in Warwickshire, or you're looking for new responsibilities and opportunities, the team at Cast UK can help you find a role that suits your skills and requirements.
Our team has broad experience in the procurement, supply chain and logistics sectors and we understand just what it takes to fill each role successfully. What's more, our team of regional specialists can advise on the various employers and job types in a particular area.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Warwickshire or source a new job in Warwickshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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