Portfolio Analyst at Motability Operations LTd, London, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Jan 14, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

Reporting into the IT Portfolio Manager, this is a highly responsible and pivotal role to ensure the successful delivery of the Insurance Programme through providing effective PMO Analyst services.

Working closely with the team you will have responsibility for:
  • Providing Project Planning, Milestone Management, Scope Management and Change Management to ensure effective delivery
  • Facilitating RAID management across programmes and wider portfolio ensuring processes are followed to ensure effective management
  • Providing financial monitoring and control including analysis and reporting, monitoring budgets to ensure appropriate governance and controls are in place
  • Ensuring that the appropriate controls are in place and taking ownership for escalating variances to the Insurance Programme Manager
  • Proactively leading on Business Case tracking, traceability and benefits realisation activities.  Using your analysis and insight, you will present your work to stakeholders as required
  • Ensuring accurate, appropriate and timely updates are available and in line with the agreed governance schedule
  • Proactively guiding Project Managers and Programme Managers in the identification of items for escalation through the governance channels
  • Providing quality assurance, including the audit of portfolio documents in line with defined Portfolio Management Office processes and best practices, ensuring consistent quality across all portfolio documentation including Business Systems Board and Portfolio Management Committee updates
  • Having oversight of contracts pertaining to the programme where relevant
  • Establishing project tooling framework, aligning with Direct Line Group (DLG) practices
  • Working as part of the PMO team to ensure we are keeping up to date on industry best practice, using your innovative approach and progressive thinking to support the IT Portfolio Manager in defining new processes and standards
About You
You will have gained the following skills/experience:
  • You will have experience of working with traditional IT Teams as well as Product Teams 
  • You will possess strong business acumen and a high level of financial management together with experience of providing key management information to support the business
  • You will have credibility at all levels, with the confidence to engage and interact with a variety of stakeholders
  • You love working with a variety of teams and stakeholders to develop a detailed understanding of requirements ensuring that you have the relevant context to deliver your responsibilities
  • You will enjoy developing and implementing new processes and procedures that add value and deliver efficiencies
  • You enjoy being one step ahead by anticipating stakeholders needs and identifying and forecasting issues and slippages to ensure accurate planning and resolution 
  • You will have excellent problem-solving and communication skills; communicating effectively with teams, senior managers and stakeholders
  • You will have the ability to identify problem areas, independently drive creative solutions and influence stakeholders to implement effect change 
  • You are a critical thinker, highly engaged and proactive 
  • You will enjoy working in a multi-faceted role and can adapt to evolving pace
  • You will be highly organised with the ability to manage multiple workstreams in parallel where there are tight delivery milestones
  • You will demonstrate attention to detail and precision in everything you do
  • You are passionate and see the value in governance, ensuring that processes are proportionate and fit for purposeYou will enjoy challenging the status quo when you have identified efficiency opportunities 
  • You will enjoy managing a varied workload, be self-motivated, setting clear priorities and delivering with autonomy 
Minimum Criteria:
  • Understanding of Portfolio Management Programme / Project deliveries using your strong experience of AGILE and/or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects 
  • Experience working in a multi layered Portfolio environment (Programme, Project & Product)
  • Strong analytical skills including experience of turning data into insights
  • Project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects 
  • Understanding of programmes within a large and complex IT environment
  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations 
  • Facilitating large workshops / meetings
  • Presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Working in a matrix management environment
  • Reviewing and improving PMO best practices 
  • Senior stakeholder management
About The Company
At Motability Operations Ltd we provide a unique mobility proposition for the specific needs of people with disabilities by leasing cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to those in receipt of Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. We are the largest car fleet operator in the UK (purchasing around 10% of all the new cars sold in the UK) and have over 625,000 customers. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service, achieving an independently verified customer satisfaction rating of 9.8 out of 10.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and our people demonstrate these values:
  • Empowerment
  • Empathy
  • Inclusion
  • Forward thinking
  • Excellence
As a Motability Operations team member, the benefits you can expect are:
  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus
  • 15% non-contributory pension (9% non-contributory during probation period)
  • Private healthcare
  • 27 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Voluntary benefits such as dental insurance and gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A flexible working arrangement between home and the office
At Motability Operations, we believe in building a diverse workforce, where our people are empowered to attend work as their true selves, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.  We want to sustain a culture that nurtures, where employees are free to flourish and where they’re rewarded equally, regardless of race, nationality or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or gender. 

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and as such, all our offices provide first rate disability access. With our hybrid working environment, we do our best to accommodate part-time and flexible working requests where possible, building on our culture of trust, empowerment, and flexibility.