Portfolio & Project Management -Senior Manager/Manager -Private Sector
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 close to 100 professionals in the Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) competency who help our clients design, deliver and realise the benefits of complex transformations across a variety of private sector organisations.
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
About the role
As a Manager in PwC’s PPM Private Sector Capability Group, 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.
Exposure to a variety of clients from across the sector and its corresponding sub-sectors where being agile in responding to and performing against our clients’ differing business contexts and industry-specific environments is paramount.
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.
Supporting the development of others both on and off engagements.
Bringing your depth of industry experience to bear through the provision of trusted advice to clients and colleagues alike.
As a Manager in the Portfolio and Programme Management competency, you will be responsible for :
Delivering PPM technical expertise with industry credibility to our clients.
An opportunity to continue your technical and personal development through tailored training packages.
Managing transformational programmes or portfolios with or on behalf of our clients with multiple work streams or projects.
Leading PwC engagements or a significant work stream of a major engagement on a day-to-day basis on behalf of engagement lead, managing the PwC engagement team and taking responsibility for delivery, risk and quality and client relationships.
Playing a key internal leadership role in developing the PPM competency, our people and supporting the growth of an industry sector.
Supporting business development for the competency
Relevant experience of programme, portfolio or project management and delivery.
Excellent communications, interpersonal and team leadership skills.
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 setting up and managing programme governance at executive and operational levels.
Experience of defining programme scope and managing and controlling change.
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and flex style appropriately to achieve the right outcomes.
Experience of managing small teams and supporting the development of people’s performance.
Able to articulate the value that programme, portfolio, project management and PMOs can bring to a large and/or complex engagements.
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.
General understanding and experience of 3 or more PMO activities (e.g. reporting, change control, configuration management, financial management, resource management).
Desirable skills sought for the role
Constructing business cases for transformation.
Experience of IT programme management and methodologies.
Financial programme management experience (cost management and reduction)
Portfolio management experience.
Familiarity and/or experience using eTools such as CA Clarity, Primavera, Planview and SharePoint
APMP, PRINCE2, P3O, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP), Management of Portfolios (MoP), Management of Risk (MoR), or PMI qualification
Retail and Consumer Products
Technology and Information Systems
Telecommunications and Media
Energy, Utilities and Mining
Aerospace and Defence Industries