Senior Consultant, HR Portfolio Manager

Job id:  34231
Job location: 

London, GB DE Bangalore, IN Sibiu, RO Vienna, AT Barcelona, ES GB

Colt provides network, voice and data centre services to thousands of businesses around the world, allowing them to focus on delivering their business goals instead of the underlying infrastructure.  

Function: Technology and Security Office, Project and Portfolio Delivery (PPD)

Job Level: S1

Reporting: Director Serve to Renew

Location: Europe and India


Role purpose and key accountabilities

The Project and Portfolio Delivery (PPD) team work in partnership with the business to deliver projects and portfolios that drive Colt’s success. We are brave in what we do, trusted by the business, and creative in our thinking.

The PPD team are responsible for:

  • Process optimisation and re-engineering.
  • Business delivery and business acceptance of key strategic projects and programmes and training of the operational teams on new technologies.
  • The PPD team is organised into key business portfolios, each responsible for project delivery and process transformation.
  • The PMO sits within the PPD, guiding the portfolios through the delivery of projects and programmes in line with our project methodologies; the PMO are responsible for providing quality assurance, reports and tools and leading the portfolios through all planning activities.
  • The Portfolio Manager is responsible for the successful management and execution of a portfolio of projects from initiation through to delivery, ensuring that the projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in project management, as well as experience in leading and managing a portfolio of projects. The candidate will also have excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.


Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all matters related to the assigned portfolio
  • Oversee and manage a team of analysts, and Project/Program managers
  • Conduct regular reviews of the portfolio to ensure that it is performing in line with expectations and make recommendations for changes as necessary
  • Responsible to run the impact assessment workshops during project ideation to estimate resource, system, process and cost impact. Help Project owner in Business case creation
  • Ensure project and portfolio governance in place.
  • Identify the optimal grouping of deliverables to maximize the risk-adjusted portfolio in the given budget
  • Portfolio Planning – Optimize the sequencing and timing of approved projects based on resource constraints and dependencies
  • Resource Capacity Management and Planning – Compare future resource utilization of project resources against available capacity to do work
  • Portfolio Risk and Issue Management – assess the risk nature of projects and manages portfolio level risks, escalate issues where needed
  • Portfolio Budget Management and Forecasting – Roll up project forecast and actuals and oversee Portfolio Budget
  • Portfolio Communication –Communicate all aspects of project and portfolio progress
  • Portfolio Reporting and Analytics –Analyze and report against the value and progress of the portfolio
  • Portfolio Monitoring – Measure and track the portfolio health and performance, managing any escalations, including stakeholder issues and risks
  • Contribute to the establishment of common practices, tools, and templates for portfolio and project management, and ensure adherence to company and legal standards
  • Facilitate Project and Portfolio reviews and checkpoint meetings
  • Analyse key performance indicators to produce reports on portfolio and projects
  • Direct line management of multiple levels of resources such as project managers and Business/Process analyst to deliver the portfolio under management.
  • Develops strong business relationships with key stakeholders; utilising these alliances to drive delivery in line with the business strategic vision.

Essential requirements [skills, experience, qualifications]

  • Demonstrable experience in developing project specifications, agreeing project plan baseline including scope, key activities, deliverables, resource requirements, milestones, and deadlines
  • Strong Stakeholder relationship management
  • Proven track record of success in managing and growing a portfolio of clients
  • Extensive knowledge of investment products, services, and strategies
  • Strong understanding of markets and trends
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational and time-management skills
  • Qualifications
  • APM (Association for Project Management), PRINCE2, Agile or other industry recognised project management qualification or equivalent

Desirable [skills, experience, qualifications]

  • Experience in business transformation is desirable
  • Knowledge of IT stack build and OSS structure
  • Worked in a virtual team across various time zones and geographies
  • Worked in a Technology transformation organisations
  • Up to speed on latest industry and market developments & technology.
  • Certified Agile Leadership (CAL)

What we offer

Colt is a growing business that is investing in its people. We offer skill development, learning pathways and accreditation to help our people perform at their best, regardless of role and location. 


In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:

  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Pension and insurance options
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring
  • Discounts with local hospitality and retail providers

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