Description and Requirements

As PMO Manager you will be responsible for improving the consistency, predictability and efficiency of project and programme delivery. You will Partner with Programme Managers and Project Managers to build on best practice and combine with standard methodologies to build a world class PMO tailored to the Dyson environment.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

Dyson’s Global IT applications service has end to end accountability for the design, delivery and support of all business applications enabling Dysons global commercial, operational and enterprise business process. Forming a large proportion of the IT Function, the team are arranged into investment areas including Owner Experience & Retail, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Finance & compliance and People and collaboration.

Accountabilities:

  • You will develop and maintain generic project management standards, processes, templates and procedures
  • Have responsibility for PPM Governance and compliance across the portfolio/s,
  • Support the setting up of individual project processes, procedures and tools
  • Ensure the completeness and regular maintenance of project plans including an up-to-date repository of projects
  • Managing interfaces between projects to ensure accurate and appropriate communication of the projects activities
  • Ensuring Project Review Boards and Steering committees are coordinated and supported
  • Set up and administration of project change control and risk management processes
  • Set up and administration of resource capacity planning and tracking to help understand resource availability
  • Contributing to reviews and audits of the management of projects and programmes to ensure conformance to organisation standards
  • Recruiting and managing appropriate PMO resources to meet the needs of the PMO, including line management responsibilities
  • Coordinating regular departmental demonstrations to communicate programme progress to the wider teams
  • Rolling out improvement activities and or training as appropriate.

Skills:

  • A proven track record of supporting programme and project delivery;
  • Supporting somewhere in the region of 20-30 Project Managers and 8-12 Programme Managers
  • Holds PMO Accreditations from such organisation as Prince2, PMI, APM, PMOLearning
  • Understands project management fundamentals and business management systems
  • Able to lead by example with a thorough understanding of how the PMO team assists the organisation
  • Proficient and can advise others in project management methods, principles, techniques and tools.
  • Proven understanding of financial management pertaining to programmes and projects

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sports centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Lift share scheme
  • Subsidised café and restaurants
  • Discount on Dyson machines