Our client wants to standardise project management process within distributed teams environment.
The PMO Expert will work closely with senior business leaders, the CIO and CFO, to design, develop and ensure the projects governance and project management practice across all the company. Supporting project managers and teams in delivering innovative insurance solutions that can successfully deliver business growth, with all the required controls and quality standards. The role will be expected to provide a lead in PMO related activities, and to facilitate the design of business cases and tracking of the projects return of investment.
Setup and manage the process of submitting project initiatives
Optimize the project governance, maintain projects’ register and monitor the project portfolio at all stages (Company runs cca. 15 projects in parallel)
Create transparent status reporting for management
Implement post-project process including project benefits tracking
Project portfolio budget management
Coordinate relationships between teams, projects and external resources
Overall supervision over projects, change management, cost and quality control of the work performed
Coach and support Project Managers, Product Owners, Delivery Teams, Steering Committees and projects’ stakeholders in project management area
SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:
Experience in scaled agile project management
Good communication skills and ability to communicate to multiple levels within company
Experience in budget management for project portfolio
Experienced in working with multiple stakeholders to develop business cases
An independent working style and the strength of character to ensure plans are implemented in full
Problem-solving oriented, ability to work in a deadline-driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask.
Ability to engage internal stakeholders across a number of different functional and geographical areas in a virtual international team setting.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills (fluency required).
Demonstrated ability to enhance process and quality control.
Positive impact – performs in a manner that makes a strong positive impression on others; e.g., high energy level, a problem-solving approach, approachable.
Degree level qualification.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a PMO / Project Management / Change Management role in organisations of equivalent size and complexity.
Agile experience, preferably with a recognised qualification
A minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in a technical industry or in an environment such as financial services. General Insurance experience would be an advantage.
Should be proficient with recognised project management software (we use Azure Devops)
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple globally dispersed individuals and disciplines.
Ability to travel internationally to engage with colleagues when required.
An employment contract or B2B
Location in one of these cities: Bratislava, Kosice, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Sofia, Bucharest
Hybrid model: 2 days in the office, 3 days at home.
Our client specializes in non-life insurance, which is designed not only for individual clients but also for small and large businesses. They are part of the multinational financial group, one of the world leaders in insurance and reinsurance. They employ over 500 experienced specialists within branches in Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, and a subsidiary in Ukraine. Its financial strength has been affirmed by the A.M. Best Company rating A- (Excellent).