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Business Transformation and PMO Director

A Leading Global Company / Abu Dhabi, UAE

Business Type: Client Side
Category: Business Transformation
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Job Ref#: JP3569

Posted: 10 Dec 2017
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Jasmine Puno


The Company

Our client is one of the leading global companies in Abu Dhabi, UAE


The Role

Accountable for successful development and delivery of organisation’s transformation framework and programmes to ensure achievement of the organisation’s key strategic objectives.

Responsible for establishing & running the Project Management Office with the objective of ensuring all projects/programs qualified by PMC are delivered using a ‘best practices’ project delivery approach & are delivered within the agreed scope time cost & quality.


Key Responsiblities

Business Transformation

  • Lead on development and delivery of a comprehensive internal and external transformation framework and programme, thereby ensuring that they are strategically, financially and operationally sustainable
  • Provide a governance structure ensuring setting up accountability and enabling the predictability of the outcomes of each transformation initiative
  • Guide and support Transformation Architects in the planning and implementation of transformation programs and organizational development initiatives liaising closely with the Executive Committee as appropriate to achieve a successful shared outcome that has a positive and measurable impact on the business
  • Bring project management disciplines and provides the processes, structures, and tools for individual project management and program management across the transformation
  • Create mechanisms to monitor frequently success of the milestones of all transformation programs
  • Set up review panel and conduct reviews with sponsors and Architects to drive the implementation of transformation program
  • Facilitates the identification of timelines, dashboards and financial scorecards for each initiative to keep the Executive Committee up to date on current progress and potential red flags
  • Conduct concurrent critics and implement changes sensitively with minimal disruption, creating a system to evaluate the success of any adjustments made within the organisation and present any findings

Project Management

  • Contribute to the Executive Committee and key leaders by providing insights on internal ways of working in organisation, thus bringing alignment of the organisations’ strategic goals and objectives with critical success factors
  • Manage enterprise wide implementation of projects
  • Ensure a clear and consistent approach is in place to manage risk with alignment to the finance & business risk registers and the corporate risk register
  • Develop detailed project plans, implementation plan, deliver sequencing, timely communications and reporting
  • Devise qualitative and quantitative metrics on project performance and work closely with key stakeholders to devise, develop and deliver appropriate tools to evaluate key activities at a project level
  • Acquire and preserve data to provide transparency and insight into the “State of Projects”
  • Plan manage and monitor approved projects timely and accurate and enable sponsors and stakeholders visibility and sufficient information to make required decisions. Provide advice and support to project partners on how project evidence and information has to be presented and reported
  • Research industries best practices, conduct feasibility study and provide solid capabilities to meet stakeholder expectations for value and success
  • Be an advocate of the organisations project delivery approach, scope and shape the requirements of the project delivery approach across the organisation working closely with Leadership team
  • Devise, produce and implement new systems and processes to optimise more effective project management as required and within the framework of the organisation's project delivery approach
  • Facilitates sharing of best practices through informal communities of action, PMO collaboration and/or formal training sessions to enable a consistent approach across all projects
  • Liaise closely with the Annual Corporate Planning team to ensure accurate budgeting & robust budget monitoring against project plans
  • Track and monitor benefits realisation against planned targets
  • Ensure post project reviews are in place and include lessons learnt exercises which identify both positive and negative outcomes to be actioned


Skills & Qualifications

  • MBA (Finance) or equivalent certification (CFA etc.) + PMP/SCRUM/AGILE Certified preferred
  • 10-15 years' of business/industry work experience
  • Ideally 4-10 years’ experience as a strong performer with a top tier consulting firm & 3-5 years of program/project management experience
  • Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in program/project management, portfolio management, planning
  • Have deep client involvement with Fortune 500 companies
  • Should have proven success in leading major strategy and/or business transformation projects
  • Significant experience leveraging modern enabling technologies, information and analytics within professional services businesses
  • Exceptional ability to distinguish “signal from noise” and to use hypothesis-led analytical processes to define a business problem set and seek out pragmatic, implementable solutions to that set
  • Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to convince sceptical and time-pressed business leaders of the need to change, based on facts, analysis and persuasion
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