Head of Portfolio Management & BP Delivery
Direct Line Group
Bromley, London
38d ago

Head of Portfolio Management This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Portfolio Manager to take up a lead role in Business Engagement and Planning within Technology Services.

The Head of Portfolio Management will provide a portfolio change capability as a shared service to TS and the wider organisation, supporting and driving good and robust governance across the change portfolio of activities and projects.

The role will provide oversight of change projects and programmes to ensure agreed minimum standards are being met, understanding and reporting on dependencies between key initiatives and to coordinate active management of dependencies across the portfolio.

The Portfolio Manager will lead Resource Planning, and support finance in ensuring financial elements of the portfolio are well reported.

Key Responsibilities; Manages individuals within the Portfolio management function.

Allocates management and supervisory responsibilities.

Provides coaching and support and delegates responsibilities where possible, in order to achieve corporate objectives.

Mentors and influences senior individuals in consideration of their career opportunities and contribution to the organisation.

Sets performance objectives, and monitors progress against agreed quality and performance criteria.

Initiates, develops and monitors effective performance management processes.

Leads on formal processes such as compensation negotiations and disciplinary procedures Puts in place, or confirms, staffing structures to support the work of the governing authority (DLG Change board / ExCo) and proper relationships between the organisation and external parties.

Takes responsibility for review of management processes (and decisions) and confirms that they are compliant with the organisation's strategy for corporate governance of information.

Is familiar with relevant standards and the principles embedded within them.

Reviews new business proposals and provides specialist advice on compliance issues.

Acts as the organisation's contact for relevant regulatory authorities.

Establishes policy and standards for compliance with relevant legislation.

Proactively oversees the Group’s portfolio of change projects, ensuring that dependencies are noted and understood, costs are transparent, benefits are tracked, plans are aligned and that the Group’s minimum standard for managing change is adhered to.

  • Reports to ExCo quarterly on the overall DLG portfolio in compliance with corporate governance process including; alignment of portfolio to strategy;
  • costs / benefits against budget; status of key initiatives and health of portfolio overall.

    Reports to the TS function on all elements of the TS portfolio to support the effective planning, management and resourcing of activities and initiatives.

    Experience and Skills; Experienced Portfolio lead, able to bring best practice and introduce new ways of working, - Understanding of the role of Portfolio Management, the tools and techniques and best-

    practices pertaining to the role Strong financial management and planning skills understanding of financial processes and implications of the various accounting treatments of costs.

  • Highly numerate and able to present complex financial and non-financial information clearly and concisely Able to communicate effectively at all levels throughout the organisation DLG lens i.e.
  • thinks about the wider needs of the organisation when making own plans; optimises strategies and solutions for the greater-good.

  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to the regulatory environment Strong focus on the needs of colleagues for governance, MI and insight Excellent people manager can motivate and inspire team;
  • role model for junior colleague - Able to identify high potential staff and develop career paths in the portfolio functions & able to forecast demand and plan staffing accordingly Financial / accounting competency understands the complexity of financial options when making cost decisions, comprehends complex accounts and business cases, able to advise projects / programmes on presentation of financial information.

    Understands the impact of investment decisions on the Group’s financial position and accounts.

    Good stakeholder management skills builds relationships easily and has a collaborative and inclusive approach - Effective and intuitive influencer strong consulting skills At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future.

    With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety.

    It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it.

    We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

    Across our diverse brands including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag change takes many forms.

    We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business.

    It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique.

    Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way.

    And they’re helping us transform the industry we lead.

  • Career benefits and rewards Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement;
  • you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits.

    The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends.

    Here are just a few we have on offer : A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.

    Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead! Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard) Attractive holiday entitlement 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance Free Travel insurance Free Green Flag breakdown cover Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers My Discounts -

    a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

    Who we are Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission : to make insurance much easier and better value for customers.

    We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK.

    We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

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