Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people.
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The Information Technology COO Office is looking to fill the role of a Technology Portfolio Management Office (PMO) Business Analyst. The role will report to the CIBWM Technology Portfolio Management Lead providing the Technology organization with information, tools, process and frameworks that enable Technology to ensure the BTB portfolio is aligned and delivering to the strategic priorities of the firm. Continuous improvements to the information, tools and frameworks are a critical component of this role.
Main Function The Technology PMOs mission:
Technology Portfolio Management (TPM) will provide the CIBWM Technology organization with information, tools, process and frameworks that enable Technology to ensure the BTB portfolio is aligned and delivering to the strategic priorities of the firm.
TPM will focus on:
Tools : Effective tools underpin the organizations access to information and ability to effectively manage the portfolio. TPM will provide tools to support the overall management of the Technology portfolio that will also be suitable for leverage cross-Infrastructure
Governance and Reporting : Facilitate governance and reporting within Technology focused on the prioritization and performance of programmes, providing consistent reporting to support decision making on an equal footing
¡ Standards : Provide standards and methodologies that allow programme to align with industry best practices and the standards of internal and external audits.
¡ Financials : Manage annual portfolio planning / budget cycle & provide transparency into performance against budget commitments (actuals)
The Technology Portfolio Management function will also act as central PMO for select, pan-technology programmes.
Participate in the design of new PMO capabilities including gathering requirements and supporting the Lead PMO in working through and documenting solutions/proposals. This role requires strong process development, communication and influencing skills as socialization with other PMOs and project managers is essential. This role also has business-as-usual responsibilities including managing the portfolio data with an emphasis on financial/budget management, analysis and reporting and supporting the Lead PMO in the quarterly and annual planning process. BAU responsibilities also include preparation of materials for governance forums. Person Requirements
5+ years business analysis experience, focused on project and portfolio situations
5+ years experience with financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis
2+ years experience with MS Office tools, especially Excel, Powerpoint, and Sharepoint
Working knowledge of project management approaches, such as PRINCE2, CMMI
Strong process development and improvement skills
Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills with the ability to interface with mid-level and senior PMOs
Strong change agent skills:
Active leadership in the areas of quality control, standards, working practices, process development, and continuous improvement with adherence to policy and procedure
- Creating persuasive business cases for improvements and changes
- Gaining agreement, commitment, cooperation and support
- Influencing without power and position
- Responding to resistance productively
- Networking skills in establishing and maintaining appropriate contacts
- Negotiating with key players for resources, for changes in procedures/processes, and to resolve conflict
Have strong prioritization and co-ordination skills, combined with the ability to work to multiple deadlines under pressure
Be logical and methodical , with attention to detail
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