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      PMO Lead

      Location: Birmingham

      Salary: £700 - £750 per day, Benefits: Outside IR35

      Contract Type: Contract

      PMO Lead – Contract Role 3 month contract Inside IR35 UK Remote

      Are you a seasoned PMO Lead with a passion for implementing robust programme and project controls? Our client is seeking a dedicated professional to join their team and lead the implementation of new standards across multiple complex programmes. This is a contract role designed to provide immediate support and deliver impactful results.

      Key Responsibilities:

      Programme Delivery Integrity: Independently assure the integrity of programme delivery through thorough scrutiny of project plans, risk, and dependency logs.
      Standards Implementation: Implement and operate agreed standards, tools, and templates for planning, dependency, and risk management.
      Reporting Efficiency: Streamline the reporting process and produce insightful reports using MS Project and MS Excel.
      Team Coaching: Support and coach programme managers to build and maintain robust plans, undertake critical path analysis, identify dependencies, and conduct comprehensive risk assessments.
      Data Analysis: Objectively analyze programme data to identify and address integrity issues.
      Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with senior stakeholders to gain agreement on enhancements to standards, tools, and templates.
      Governance and Reporting: Produce and publish velocity reports, trajectory dashboards, and leadership/executive reports in accordance with agreed standards.
      Candidate Requirements:

      Essential:

      Emotional Intelligence: High degree of emotional intelligence, clear communicator, excellent listening skills, situational awareness, and thought leadership.
      Leadership Experience: Led a PMO team of at least six analysts.
      Programme/Project Controls: Defined, gained organizational agreement for, and implemented robust programme/project controls, including financial performance, plan performance, risk management, and dependency management.
      Technical Proficiency: Expertise in MS Project and MS Excel for integrating and operating project plans, generating insightful reports, and maintaining programme plans.
      Scrutiny and Reporting: Demonstrated ability to execute independent scrutiny of project plans, risks, and dependencies and generate insightful reports.

      Desirable:

      Enterprise PMO Experience: Experience in a leadership or senior role within an Enterprise PMO.
      Commercial Context: PMO experience within a commercial context, such as engagements based on Fixed Price contracts.
      Technology Transformation: Experience in PMO leadership within technology transformation programmes.
      Product Management: Understanding of product management principles and practical application within a PMO context.

      Additional Skills:

      Standards Implementation: Ability to define and implement effective programme/project standards.
      Process Improvement: Introduce process and approach changes through coaching and influencing.
      Data Management: Strong data analysis and management skills.
      Efficiency in Reporting: Drive efficiency in programme and project reporting over time.
      Objective Scrutiny: Perform independent and objective scrutiny of programme and project data.
      Accountabilities:

      The PMO Lead is accountable for:

      Ownership and implementation of agreed standards, tools, and templates for planning, dependency, and risk management.
      Producing and publishing weekly velocity reports, trajectory dashboards, and leadership/executive reports.
      Optimizing the integrity of programme and project management practices through data analysis, coaching, and supporting project managers.

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