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Senior Portfolio Analyst

Job Title: Senior Portfolio Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG240
Job Published: December 11, 2018 11:18

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Portfolio Analyst to join the IT team in Leatherhead, responsible for  supporting the delivery of a portfolio of change programmes and projects, ensuring alignment with both the Group IT and Business Unit Strategies, and providing subject matter expert support to IT project/programme managers, technical IT managers and business stakeholders. Also responsible for ensuring reporting and governance compliance, & will contribute to Portfolio performance reporting, project support & quality assessments.


Key Accountabilities will include:


To build strong relationships in IT & across business units, facilitating the adoption of agreed IT Portfolio methodologies
Track and report on project portfolio performance, providing a real-time, comprehensive, and prioritized view of all projects
Assist in the production of financial reporting/KPI’s for the Portfolio
Ensure all projects produce the required documentation, of appropriate quality, as they transition through the agreed stage gates of the project lifecycle
Ensure strong project governance routines (such as RAID management, communication framework, change control, benefit analysis etc.) are conducted to the agreed quality/timescales

We are looking for the successful person to be an effective communicator and influencer and have demonstrable experience in communicating and influencing technical IT resources responsible for designing & implementing change; and can do the same with non IT individuals who represent the business.


You will have worked successfully as a IT Portfolio Analyst (or similar) with expert knowledge of project management methodologies, and be an expert user of MS Project and MS Office toolset (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and  hold Prince2 and/or APMG Change Management Practitioner.


A bit about us:


Wates Group is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognised for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

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