PMO Manager - new job in Edinburgh, UK

PMO Manager
  • £50,000 - £55,000 per Annum
  • Contract
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH1 2DH Edinburgh Edinburgh GBR EH1 2DH
Job Ref: BBBH31632
Sector: PMO & project management
Date Added: 14 July 2022

PMO Manager

Fixed Term Contract - 11 months

Highly likely to result in permanent role opportunities

Edinburgh of Telford

Up to £55k + benefits

Our large financial services client is looking for a PMO Manager to join on an 11-month FTC (maternity cover) to deliver their Group's Financial Strategy. You'll join the team supporting the efficient delivery of the Annual Operating Plan (AOP).

The role holder will be highly organised, delivery focussed and have a proven track record in managing a detailed project plan including the ability identify issues and replan accordingly. If this is you then please apply.

The PMO Manager role holder reports to the Financial Planning and Analysis Senior Manager within LifeCo Finance. The Finance Commercial Leadership Team will strive to help you fulfil your potential and allow us all to support Phoenix in achieving its longer-term goals.

The Finance Commercial team's key responsibilities are:

  1. Commercial management of the Life Companies
  2. AOP financial planning including challenge and Exec sign-off of financials
  3. Strategic project financial analysis and support
  4. Monthly business performance reporting
  5. Finance business partnering for flows/revenue executives

As a PMO Manager, your primary responsibility is to support the LifeCo Annual Operating Plan process, ensuring that the team deliver in line with the timetable and supporting the escalation and resolution of issues that arise. One of your key tasks is to maximise the value from daily team stand up calls by managing the agenda, attendees, and tracking actions. You'll also support the AOP process by managing communications and status updates to senior stakeholders.

This is an excellent opportunity to drive performance and delivery through interaction with a wide range of stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the LifeCo Finance team to successfully deliver the Annual Operating Plan to quality and time targets
  • Manage daily team stand up calls, ensuring that the agenda and attendees are focussed on priorities and that agreed actions are tracked and communicated
  • Provide regular status updates to senior stakeholders, ensuring information is appropriately pitched for the audience
  • Provide active support in the identification and monitoring of delivery risks and issues that arise in the planning process, identifying appropriate items for escalation and options to resolve them
  • Influencing stakeholders across business without direct control.
  • Build a network of good working relationships across the business.
  • Support and deliver value generating projects and operational improvements.
  • Support robust, financial assessment of business opportunities and performance.
  • Prepare and review monthly MI.
  • Carry out ad hoc analysis on business performance issues as required, driving operational improvements and business performance.
  • Apply appropriate benefits tracking and value realisation.

What We're Looking For


  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Good communicator with the ability to build excellent working relationships
  • Strong track record of supporting the delivery of complex projects
  • Good Excel and report writing skills
  • Excellent behaviours and values
  • Comfortable in delivering to senior stakeholders in a clear & precise manner
  • Embrace change


  • Experience of Financial Services specifically Life and Pensions
  • Experience of working in large virtual teams

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

13/08/2022 10:41:00
GBP 50000 55000 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Steven Firth

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