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PMO Manager

Location: London, POST-LON, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0003285
Date Posted: Jul 25, 2021
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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About Hitachi Social Innovation

Hitachi Social Innovation addresses the world’s most challenging social and environmental challenges. By focussing on more efficient usage of assets and systems, we extract value to reach outcomes that matter for business and society – what we call the double bottom line. Combining 100+ years of experience in operational technology (OT) and 60+ years in IT, we harness Hitachi’s broad capabilities in R&D to deliver cutting edge AI and IOT solutions in the core areas of transport, manufacturing and energy.

Role Overview

As part of the Intelligent Fleet Decarbonisation (IFD) business the role the Programme Management Office (PMO) will ensure that business projects are executed effectively and efficiently. The PMO oversees all programme /projects and develops and maintains programme management methodologies, standards and tools.

Role Purpose

This role will administer change programmes and monitor projects such that cost, quality, plan, time, and benefits realisation are controlled and achieved, through ensuring that all projects adhere to the best practices and standard approaches for project management

Support IFD with the delivery of multiple programmes and projects across the business, through management of resource sourcing, allocation and leverage, development and ongoing maintenance of the framework, method, tools and technology, resource, programme budget and cost reviews.

Operationally, the PMO manager provides and enables project prioritisation, management information, financial reporting, resource planning, decision making, and recruitment


Programme Management Governance:

  • Support the development and implementation of the PMO function for IFD
  • Set standards including success measurement criteria, methodologies, tools to be used, etc.
  • Monitor compliance with policies and standards.

Programme Tracking & Monitoring:

  • Track and provide multiple programme/project status and audit reports.
  • Manage the risk, issue and change resolution process, and work with management to take corrective action as needed.
  • Oversee delivery of projects/programmes on time, within scope and on budget.
  • Proactively builds relationships with business development, partners and clients in support of successful delivery of programmes / projects.
  • Report to Senior management on progress of programmes / projects.

Programme Prioritization

  • Provide management with the information needed to assess which proposals have the highest potential value, impact and strategic alignment.
  • Interface with management to define project/programme priorities and implementation opportunities and challenges and keep them up-to-date with risks and opportunities.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in and setting up an agile PMO
  • Experience of managing complex programmes with multiple work streams
  •  Knowledge of programme and change management and associated methodologies, techniques, processes and approaches (e.g. Project and Portfolio Management Methodology – PPM)
  • Budget, cost and profitability management skills
  • Ideally knowledge of resource management tools
  • Credibility as a senior-level project leader
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to juggle multiple goals and deadlines in the context of the big picture
  • Facilitation, Negotiation & Problem Resolution Skills
  • Resilience and resourcefulness
  • Operate with a strategic mindset
  • A passion for customer service and relationship building
  • Have a good understanding of data and technology
  • Have experience setting up and running agile and scrum projects
  • Have excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal, presentation, and demonstrated analytical skills
  • Embraces a culture of trust, free thought and complete transparency
  • Ability to impact and effect change without being confrontational
  • Detail oriented
  • Big picture thinking
  • Works well under pressure
  • Critical thinking
  • Strong relationship building skills

Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 8 days per year
  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to cover family members
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
  • Personal Accident Insurance

Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee) including;

  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Dental insurance with option to include dependent children
  • Health screening
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