Portfolio Analyst / PMO

Employer
Avencia Consulting
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum
Posted
Jun 28, 2022
Closes
Jul 12, 2022
Ref
15628908
Job Function
Insurance
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Avencia Consulting are an RPO who provide a recruitment service to our client Markel International.

Markel Corporation (NYSE - MKL) a fortune 500 company with over 60 offices in 20+ countries, is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, specialist advisory and investment operations around the world.

In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and adaptable customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our approach is disciplined, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience.

The role

Portfolio Analyst/PMO

London (Hybrid working)

£ Competitive + Bonus & Benefits

Are you looking for a new challenge working within Strategic Change?

Help us deliver a high level of change across our strategic project portfolio globally partnering with some of our most senior stakeholders.

We have a rare opportunity for a Portfolio Analyst/PMO within the Strategy and Development team. We are looking for individual with a strong understanding of the project lifecycle partnered with excellent organisation and stakeholder skills

The Strategy & Delivery team is a global function that works with the Board and executive management to provide a full research and development function to inform and develop critical initiatives. For the team's credibility and long-term success, it is essential that it can lead and implement initiatives and projects. Demand for the team's services has grown and continues to grow.

Working as part of a small team, the individual will be responsible for collating and analysing project related information to enable coordinated delivery and use of resources across the portfolio. The portfolio comprises MINT critical initiatives, ranging from setting up new functions / teams, to acquisitions / due diligence and operational improvement programmes.

If you're looking to further your career then this may be the role for you!

Duties and responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Head of Strategy Delivery to maintain and report MINT portfolio:
  • Strategic deliverables
  • Milestones and dependencies
  • Resources
  • Finances
  • Review project plans and controls to provide insight and ensure MINT / IDF project governance standards are adhered to
  • Provide guidance and support to the Strategy Delivery team when following MINT / MNA governance processes e.g. acquiring approvals for funding
  • Support the Head of Strategy Delivery with ad-hoc Executive business requests and reports
  • Implement continuous improvement initiatives to improve project delivery and drive efficiencies

Technical skills, knowledge and experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the full project lifecycle
  • Expert use of MS applications, for example Excel in the manipulation of MI and portfolio data
  • Understanding of key trends in project management
  • Collaborative engagement with multiple stakeholders

What's in it for you?
  • A very competitive basic salary plus bonus & benefits.
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays, with the opportunity to buy / sell extra leave.
  • Company matched pension scheme, private medical and dental cover, life assurance, travel insurance cover, income protection, a cycle2work scheme, season ticket loan, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), maternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay, paternity pay.....and plenty more.
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts and cash back on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology.
  • The possibility of working from both the office and from home (hybrid), flexible working or other options are available.
  • You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere within Markel.
  • You'll be joining a global network of experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple teams and countries. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that.

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