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 part of the country known for the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lincolnshire Woods, Yorkshire and the Humber comprises a number of cities and large towns - like Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster and Halifax - that offer many opportunities for those seeking Portfolio Manager positions.
The region has long been an important part of the British economy, particularly in terms of industrial capability and scientific innovation.
During the 18th century, Benjamin Huntsman pioneered a new technique for crucible steel. This paved the way for Sheffield to become a major player in the steelworks industry for the next 200 years. Stainless steel was also invented in the region in 1913.
These days, Yorkshire and the Humber is home to a number of large companies, such as Tata Steel Europe, Reckitt Benckiser, Ideal Standard and BAE Systems.
Yorkshire has a rich brewing heritage and is home to some big names such as Thwaites, John Smith’s, and Timothy Taylor, as well as being the home of two market leading tea brands, Tetley and Yorkshire. Yorkshire is also the home of Haribo, and the well-known Roundtree Factory. .
A number of financial services companies also have offices here, particularly in Leeds. These include Direct Line, First Direct and an HSBC call centre, as well as Yorkshire Building Society, Leeds Building Society and Bradford & Bingley.
The head offices for ASDA, Morrisons, Arla Foods UK and Clipper Logistics are also in the area.
As recruitment consultants for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sector, the experts at Cast UK are committed to understanding the requirements of each role and finding the best talent for every position.
If you're looking for a new Portfolio Manager job in Yorkshire and the Humber, get in touch today. We'll be happy to provide the advice you need to take the next step in your career.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Yorkshire and the Humber or source a new job in Yorkshire and the Humber then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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