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Head of IT - PMO


London, ENG, GB, N1C 4AG Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Digital & Technology

Head of IT PMO - Hybrid

As the Head of IT PMO (Portfolio Management Office), you will become a fundamental part of our Technology Team and play an important role in helping to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives


About the role

The organisation has identified the need for a new IT PMO team to help with the oversight and coordination of Technology initiatives required to achieve the organisation’s strategic objectives.

The target is to provide:

  • A ‘ground control’ function in IT, providing a single-entry point for all Technology demand from across the organisation
  • A function which provides Technology Capacity Management and supports resource allocation
  • Coordinated support to the business in understanding current and future Technology requirements
  • Enhanced reporting for Technology delivery, across both Tech led and Tech supported initiatives
  • Ensure delivery is aligned and efficient across the IT delivery function to ensure the effective definition, planning, monitoring and delivery of the overall change roadmap

Whilst a number of these new processes have been provisionally designed, your role will be to build / develop a team to ensure they are implemented and iterated to best support Technology and the wider business.


What we’re looking for

The following responsibilities will be key to success in the role:

  • Recruit, develop, manage, and lead a new IT PMO team
  • Lead relationships and interfaces with the central Transformation Office team
  • Implement and lead an updated process for how Technology demand is managed
  • Implement and lead a new Technology Capacity management process to ensure the correct and timely allocation of resources and/or capacity to the business agreed priority areas
  • Maintain a ‘Business Partner’ network between different areas of the business to help bridge the gap between the business and Technology
  • Lead on reporting across the full Technology Landscape, providing regular updates on progress and blockers to Technology Leadership
  • Support/advise project/ programme managers to plan their work in accordance with project standards and good practice
  • Identify opportunities to improve the team, processes and tools


A bit about you

  • Good experience in lead roles within an IT Portfolio Management Office, preferably managing and transforming the team (guideline 5 years +)
  • Direct experience managing IT projects at a level to be confident instructing and guiding Project Managers (guideline 5 years +)
  • Deep understanding of the role and value of a Portfolio Management Office
  • Experience in the development of project and programme management standards, processes and guidelines, and their continued development to meet organisational need
  • Experience of setting up a PMO from ground zero
  • Extensive knowledge of good-practice project, programme and portfolio management methodologies and approaches e.g., waterfall, Agile, etc. (preferably supported by formal qualifications)



We are RS Components, part of the Electrocomponents Group


Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 250 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.

At Electrocomponents you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Components. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments
  • Car Allowance/ Company car
  • On top of your 27 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish
  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!
  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future
  • Training and development opportunities

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?




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