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.
Home to a number of cities and towns, including Birmingham - often called Britain's Second City - as well as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton, the West Midlands has long been a centre of industry and commerce for the UK and it's an ideal location for anyone seeking Portfolio Manager jobs.
During the Middle Ages and throughout the Industrial Revolution, Coventry was known for producing wool and cloth. Meanwhile, other parts of the region were known for their metalwork - Birmingham for its small arms and Wolverhampton for locks, ironmongery and brass work.
In addition, the West Midlands region was a prime source of raw materials like coal and iron ore, something that became increasingly important throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
As time moved on, the focus of the region shifted and car manufacturing overtook the other industries, while bicycle production was also a large part of the local economy for many years.
Today, the West Midlands area is home to a number of tech companies, as well as food and beverage manufacturers, with Nikon, Hitachi maxell, Fujitsu, Muller Dairy Ltd, Bulmers Cider, Cadbury UK, Marmite, Coors Brewers and Bird's Custard just a few examples.
Other brands that call the area home include Michelin Tyres, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Volvo Group UK and the National Express Group.
If you're seeking Portfolio Manager jobs in the West Midlands, look no further than Cast UK. As one of the country's leading recruitment specialists for procurement, supply chain and logistics roles , we can help you find a vacancy that suits your skills, qualifications and career objectives.
In addition, our team of regional experts have significant knowledge about their areas of expertise, and can provide you with advice about the job market and potential employers in a particular place.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within the West Midlands or source a new job in the West Midlands then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Cast UK are delighted to partner with Butternut Box, a fast-growing ecommerce-based business, focused on creating healthier and fresher dog food with the most natural of ingredients.
£22000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fantastic company based near Bradford.
£30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Our client, who is a growing General Haulage business, are looking to recruit an experienced Transport Planner to join the team in North Wales.
£35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Our client, a leading global manufacturer is now looking to appoint a Senior Buyer based at their operations in East Anglia.
£24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Our client, a leading FMCG business are looking for a Supply Planner to join their Planning team based in Hertfordshire.
rong>Health & Safety ManagerAn excellent opportunity has arisen for a Health and Safety Manager at two northwest Depots.
Up to £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting one of prestigious clients with their recruitment process of a Warehouse Operations Manager position based at their fast paced operation based in Greater Manchester.
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented Sales professional for a manufacturing client with a global footprint.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is a market leading business, are looking to recruit a Night Shift Manager to join their well established team in Merseyside.
£40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client, a market leading and expanding retailer, is looking to appoint a Senior Merchandiser to take on one of their largest departments.