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Senior ePMO Analyst

Geplaatst 6 aug. 2022
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2 tot 5 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
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Soort opleiding
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Engels (Vloeiend)

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Freshfields Overview

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is a major international law firm, providing business law advice of the highest quality. We want to be the law firm that clients turn to for legal advice where it most matters, wherever in the world that may be. The Firm has over 2,400 lawyers in 28 offices around the world, providing a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.

Our people make our firm - we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy our work and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people which is through the Being Freshfields principles, outlined below:

  • we show respect to everyone
  • we are there for one another
  • we are open with each other
  • we are positive role models

We think and work globally - we don’t just say we are one firm; we act like one firm right across the world. We work wherever our clients need us. This is how we define ourselves, not by reference to where we have offices. Cross-border work isn’t just what we do, it is what we excel at. We understand what it really takes to work across different legal systems and commercial environments and to bridge language and cultural gaps.

We aim to add value in everything we do - we are passionate about helping our clients succeed. We use our experience and creativity to help clients make judgements and achieve their goals. In everything we do, we seek to make a real difference to the communities in which we operate.

Freshfields is committed to promoting equality and diversity and to developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds make important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients.

Location Overview: Manchester

The Freshfields Global Centre provides both business and legal services to the firm. Our services are delivered in a way which supports the global nature of our firm and our clients, enables our fee earners to deliver exceptional service to our clients and to do that in a way which is efficient and effective.

Function Overview

The Change Management Group sits at the centre of the firm’s Business Services functions. Our mission is to successfully manage change and transform the firm’s ability to change.

The working environment is typical of a corporate delivery environment: a busy workplace where project delivery specialists work to challenging deadlines to deliver business critical projects. The project portfolio covers a wide range of business activity and team members find themselves quickly in positions of responsibility, and working across a variety of challenging but exciting activities.

Qualifications

Key Responsibilities & Skills

This role is part of the core ePMO team and is the most senior resource reporting into the ePMO Senior Manager.

This role is required to act as a second to the manager and have extensive experience in all matters pertaining to the management of governance within the firm. The Senior ePMO Analyst will be able to deputise for the Senior Manager and should also be sufficiently experienced to be able to deliver smaller projects, particularly in their early stages.

The Senior ePMO Analyst should be able to manage the development of our PPM solution (MS Project Online) and actively contribute with modifications to our governance framework / delivery lifecycle. This role is one of the most important to the day to day functioning of the ePMO, as well as ensuring it can respond to the ongoing and changing needs of the business.

Support the portfolio, programme & project level definition, operation, governance and continuous improvement of one or more of the following:

  • The Senior ePMO Analyst is required to own and manage tasks and process
  • Provide guidance on the ePMO process and delivery framework
  • Engagement with senior stakeholders and be confident in ensuring that governance is delivered according to PMO guidelines.
  • manage several Project Managers concurrently and challenge where appropriate.
  • Understand the principals of risk management and be comfortable overseeing risk workshops
  • Proficient user of planning tools and be able to manage plans as well as advising PM’s on best practice
  • Understand the principals of resource management, including supply, demand, actual analysis, strategic resource planning
  • Understand dependency management and be able to manage dependencies across a portfolio
  • Understand the principals of Portfolio Mgt, including work intake, project estimation etc.
  • Responsible to produce board level reporting and as such must appreciate the importance of assimilating data and analysing trends.
  • Competent user of the whole MS Office suite, including MS Visio and MS Project.
  • Responsible for ensuring the ePMO works alongside the Continuous Improvement team (CI)

Working alongside a team of colleagues and a diverse set of stakeholders, the Senior ePMO Analyst will be assigned a varied number of assignments over the course of a typical year in line with operational priorities and team/personal development objectives. These assignments will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Lead the centralised recording, collation and analysis of portfolio, programme and project information across the CMG portfolio. Typically this will involve a focus within a particular area such as resourcing, cost control, benefits realisation or quality management;
  • Play a pivotal role in the definition, performance, expansion and increasing maturity of the PMO global functions;

Facilitate the inception, implementation and operation of strategic transformational programme office support services alongside programme / project managers and staff working across multiple teams, regions and offices.

Key Requirements

PMO skills

Strong understanding of principles, activities and responsibilities required to support successful project delivery including:

  • Risk, issue, action and dependency management
  • Planning, including use of milestones
  • Business case production
  • Reporting to various stakeholder groups
  • Production of periodic board packs for Steering/Senior Management
  • Organisation and preparation for Stage gate reviews
  • Project finance management
  • Resource management

Project Lifecycle

Applicant should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in relation to the following:

  • The typical lifecycle stages for project delivery, expected requirements, artefacts and actions, approvals/sign offs for each stage
  • experience of managing projects / work packages
  • Delivery methodologies – Waterfall, Agile and Product (to include planning, resourcing and lifecycle considerations)

Personal/People Skills

Applicant should have good communication and interpersonal skills with specific emphasis on:

  • Experience of line/people management
  • Support and mentoring of junior team members
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills across seniority groups
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and rapidly adjust to changing business priorities
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Strong problem-solving skills - can do attitude
  • Experience of training delivery would be beneficial “Off

Project Manager

  • Experience of delivering projects / work packages (e.g. small change projects)

Desirable Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of the Office365 platform, knowledge of Power Automate functionality within Office365 will also be advantageous
  • Good working knowledge of the PowerBI desktop app, ideally with experience of PowerBI 2020 but other versions will be considered
  • High level working knowledge of MS Project desktop and Microsoft Project Online, ideally to Administrator level.
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint site management

We are a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates.
Our 2,500-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading national firms. Our commitment and business know-how mean our clients rely on us when it matters most.
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We are a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world's leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on ground-breaking and business-critical mandates.

Our 2,500-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading national firms. Our commitment and business know-how mean our clients rely on us when it matters most.

The material on this page is provided by the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (a limited liability partnership organised under the law of England and Wales) (the UK LLP firm) and the offices and associated entities of the firm UK LLP practising under the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer name in a number of jurisdictions, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, together referred to in the material as ‘Freshfields’. For regulatory information please refer to www.freshfields.com/support/legalnotice.

The UK LLP firm has offices or associated entities in Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.

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