Portfolio & Team Operations Manager

Job Title: Portfolio & Team Operations Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Basingstoke, England
Salary: Good
Start Date: 2018-01-28
Reference: BH-96323
Contact Name: Amanda Bury
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 17, 2018 13:19

Job Description

Portfolio & Team Operations Manager – Contract – Basingstoke

Portfolio & Team Operations Manager Essentials:-  Bachelor’s Degree.  Pharma background would be a big bonus. Organise, prioritise & structure work packages for the infrastructure team as a backlog of work for the execution teams. Strong negotiation skills. Demonstrated strength in facilitation skills

The Portfolio & Team Operations role is responsible for Project, Task & resource management across the team as well as team reporting & governance.  This role will prioritise & assign key programs of work into the execution teams through the Managers & Technical Leads.  This role will also be tasked with enabling ‘light’ but effective processes across the team to be agile, flexible, secure & deliver with high quality.  Reporting on programs, projects, progress & team governance will also form part of the role responsibilities.

Portfolio & Team Operations Manager Responsibilities:


  • Prioritise key projects, programs & workloads across the team
  • Resource management to staff execution teams (in conjunction with Managers & Technical Leads)
  • Deliver internal team processes for demand management & project delivery
  • Reporting
  • Governance
Portfolio & Team Operations Manager Primary responsibilities

  • Organise, prioritise & structure work packages for the infrastructure team as a backlog of work for the execution teams
  • Effectively assign, communicate & track work packages across the team, working with the Managers & Technical Leads
  • Report to the Director & Lead Team on team portfolio progress, health & budget (in conjunction with the financials role) to enable clear decision making
  • Working with the Managers & Technical Leads, assign resources across the execution teams to effectively deliver against the team’s key priorities & work packages
  • Create & maintain effective, yet ‘light touch’ processes across the team to manage Demand, Roadmaps, status reporting & program & project management
  • Educate the team on processes & ensure transparency of priorities & work packages as well as progress & status
  • Working with the Director & lead team, create the governance processes to enable quick, flexible & transparent decision making.  Reduced meetings & increase in communication & transparency should be a key goal here.

  • 5+ years of experience in Information Technology / Technical environment & able to demonstrate technical breadth at a high level
  • 3+ years in Portfolio management roles
  • 2+ years experience working with modern application services & methodologies, including Agile, DevOps & Developer Experience acting as either a scrum master or product owner
  • 2+ years experience with Project management
  • Demonstrated influence & communication skills across all levels of IT & third-parties.
  • Strong organizational & communications skills with multiple examples of being able to convey complex ideas in a manner that resulted in a definitive direction & result
  • Strong personal & work organisational skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Experience as a coach &/or mentor in developing people
Occasional travel may be required.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK

Portfolio & Team Operations Manager – Contract – Basingstoke