Portfolio & Programme Management - Consulting Mgr (Financial Services)
Who we are looking for
PwC has a global team of Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) professionals who specialise in designing and delivering complex transformational programmes. In the UK we have circa 120 professionals in the Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) competency
Effective transformational change programmes are characterised by a programmatic approach to delivery and an intelligent, evidence based approach to decision making and governance.
PPM provides this through 3 main service offerings :
· Establishing and governing change portfolios
· Programme leadership and delivery
· Intelligent programme and portfolio office management
With the increasing recognition and demand for dedicated portfolio and programme management expertise, we have several exciting opportunities to join our growing Financial Services team.
About the role
As a Manager in the PPM competency, you can expect the following:
Being a key and integral PwC engagement team member, producing high quality deliverables and taking responsibility for managing discrete elements of the programme and/or engagement.
An opportunity to develop deep technical expertise in complex portfolio or programme environments and to develop broader programme management expertise in delivery work streams.
Leading small PwC engagements on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the engagement lead, managing the team and taking responsibility for delivery, risk and quality and client relationships.
Contributing towards and leading elements of PPM competency and people development, business development activities and supporting the growth of our priority industry sectors
Essential skills & experience
Substantive Financial Services industry experience - gained from the insurance, banking or asset management sector
Consulting experience from a consulting firm or professional services environment .
Experience of the full PPM lifecycle and an understanding of how the identification of strategic objectives translates into planning and executing complex programmes of work.
Experience of managing small teams and supporting the development of people’s performance.
Significant experience of at least three aspects of PMO activity, in particular:
Planning - Ability to develop a multi-workstream programme plan using MS project or other, including critical path and resource management.
Risk Management – Ability to develop and manage risk and issue within a programme or portfolio environment.
Benefits Management – Demonstrate a good understanding of benefits, be able to define a benefits management approach and be able to monitor benefits in line with this agreed approach.
Desirable skills & experience
APMP, PRINCE2, P3O, Managing Successful Programmes, Management of Portfolios, Management of Risk, or PMI qualification
Constructing business cases for transformation.
Experience of IT programme management and methodologies.
Financial programme management experience (cost management and reduction)
We are recruiting at Manager grade which attracts a salary of upto £63,000 base + benefits allowance and bonus depending on experience.
This role is London based however it is client facing and you will be expected to travel for this role