Job Description

IT Portfolio/ Programme Planner

Location: Hatfield
Salary: up to £35,000

A market leading Infrastructure Services Organisation is looking for a Portfolio Planner to be responsible for driving both the production and maintenance of an integrated, baselined Portfolio Plan. Ideal candidates will have experience as either a Programme/ Portfolio Planner within a PMO environment.

Key Responsibilities:

*You will develop a critical path which is tracked through the integrated plan.
*You will actively manage key dependencies across the different programmes and projects of work, ensuring they are identified, logged and incorporated into detailed project / programme plans.
*Ensure application of agreed tools and techniques is adhered to across all projects and programmes.
*Carry out analysis of schedule variations
*Reporting - Manage the reporting process within the projects by establishing a milestone reporting processes (by exception) for key governance forums. By ensuring a master milestone list is maintained and enhanced as a central control tool.
*Responsible for the timely production of monthly performance reports to senior Managers and governance groups. Liaising closely with the Assurance Manager.
*Ensuring change control and baseline reporting processes for milestones and plans is in place.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

*Strong planning, financial controls, risk and issues management skills adept at driving forward change and challenging groups of programme teams and stakeholders
*Experience of programme/project/portfolio reporting to senior stakeholder and governance groups
*Ability to quickly gain an understanding of the Programme and the scope of the sub projects /work streams and the appropriate planning requirements.
*Enthusiastic and creative - suggesting ways to provide a planning service that adds value to the Programme Office
*Develop strong relationships with all change resources to ensure that they are meeting their commitments in line with agreed planning standards.
*Advanced user of Microsoft Project essential. Primavera P6 experience desirable but not essential.
*Advanced user of Microsoft Excel with experience of VLOOKUPs, Pivot Tables and Macros

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.