Portfolio analyst

The Portfolio Analyst is a key role within our Portfolio Function supporting the Portfolio Manager in several key activities; Delivery Assurance Reporting, Demand Planning/Resource Utilisation, and key programme health checks.

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Location

UK (remote working)

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Salary

Competitive

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Type

Permanent | Full-time, flexible

 
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Principal responsibilities will include:

Operations and governance:

  • Proactively support plans and schedules for project and programme reporting
     

  • Support in resource allocation for Opportunities/Programme and Projects
     

  • Prioritising resources across the portfolio with the right level of skills
     

  • Management of the corporate Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies log
     

  • Support in the production of the monthly Portfolio reporting log to share with key stakeholders
     

  • Provide support in updating core corporate systems for Project/Programme creation alongside resource allocations
     

  • Support the Head of Portfolio and Portfolio Manager on Delivery Assurance activities including arranging meetings, chasing reports, and updating NetSuite
     

  • Support in the management of the portfolio Teams site with a full suite of documentation and tools
     

  • Support in the development of key frameworks that can be used across the Portfolio
     

  • Manage Portfolio mailbox

Relationships:

  • Work closely with the Portfolio Manager to develop the toolkits, methodologies, case studies and collateral that will differentiate our organisation
     

  • Take an active role in building and maintaining relationships with our Service Excellence delivery team
     

  • Where appropriate, lead, manage and develop direct reports
     

  • Act as a role model for our cultural values

Efficiency and effectiveness:

  • Foster an accountable and success-oriented working environment
     

  • Deploy the policies and practices that promote company culture and vision

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Knowledge and skills:

  • Subject matter expertise and relevant qualifications within personal service area
     

  • Understanding of resource plans and their development
     

  • Understanding of commercial impact and importance via resource management
     

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Suite as well as SharePoint
     

  • Excellent communication skills and teamwork skills
     

  • Understanding of risk management

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In addition to the qualities required of a member of the Socitm Advisory team, the Portfolio Analyst must also meet the following requirements:

Personal qualities:

  • Demonstrate a strong a visible passion and commitment to our organisation and its strategic objectives
     

  • Be an authentic, resourceful, practical and results oriented individual
     

  • Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in customer facing scenarios
     

  • Embrace the big picture and be able to listen and interpret the impact of solutions, opportunities, and constraints
     

  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
     

  • Clear, articulate communicator with the ability to demonstrate knowledge and credibility at senior levels
     

  • Exhibits a clear commitment to own personal and professional development
     

  • Influencing skills and ability to gain buy-in for agreed direction of travel
     

  • Experience in supporting in reporting for both internal and external programmes/ projects
     

  • An understanding of the principles/ frameworks of programme/project management best practices

Experience:

  • Experience of Consulting at an entry level
     

  • Development of resource plans
     

  • Resourced project across a portfolio
     

  • Worked across a portfolio or worked across multiple projects simultaneously

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