Coop Jobs 2023 – PMO Analyst

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PMO Analyst
£30,000 – £35,000 plus excellent benefits, including up to 10% employer pension contribution and health & wellbeing rewards through the YuLife app (Work Level 6A)
Manchester city centre
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We’re looking for a PMO analyst to join our Transformation team to support the delivery of some exciting programmes and projects. Our Delivery PMO team provide a support service to Co-op’s portfolio, programme, and project teams to support them with embedding the key controls of our delivery framework. At Co-op, our new change agenda is helping us create innovative ways of doing business that have lasting impacts on our customers, members, colleagues, and communities and will ultimately support the delivery of the Co-op vision “co-operating for a fairer world”. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play a key part in this.

In this role you’ll be allocated to a Programme of change and will work closely with other change professionals within our wider community of practice. You’ll provide PMO expertise across our Programme Portfolio – focusing on planning (including change control and dependency management), risk & issue management and reporting & assurance. If you’ve got the delivery and analytical experience we need, we can offer you a really varied role with exposure to lots of different areas in the business including Food, Life Services, Technology and much more.

What you’ll do

  • support the co-ordination of programme governance forums and cadence of reporting
  • manage assurance across allocated project / programme
  • ensure the effective running of the risk management process for delivery including analysis of risks and issues in order to provide a suitable mitigating action plan across your allocated assignment
  • maintain and track progress against project / programme milestone plan and critical path analysis, helping to identify potential issues and support their corrective actions and stage gate management
  • assist in the progress of change requests through agreed process to approval with the opportunity to continuously improve such processes
  • champion internal PMO standards, making sure the standard Co-op delivery framework has been applied in a consistent way and ensuring controls are adhered to
  • perform portfolio, programme, and project administration, including meeting preparation, co-ordination and minute-taking
  • assist in the identification, planning, tracking, and reporting of benefits
  • contribute to the continued development of portfolio, programme, and project management frameworks, tools, and processes

This role would suit people who have

  • previous experience working in a portfolio / programme / PMO role
  • a good understanding of project management and PMO
  • the ability to interpret data and present it in an easy-to-understand format
  • excellent analytical skills
  • strong Microsoft Excel skills, minimum intermediate level
  • excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to influence and challenge colleagues across all levels of the business
  • the ability to identify opportunities for improvement and make suggestions where possible

Why Co-op?

Here you’ll do work that matters. We’re a commercial organisation with a purpose beyond profit, you’ll have an opportunity to help us build a stronger Co-op and stronger communities. You’ll also get a package that includes:

  • competitive salary
  • coaching, training, and support to help you develop
  • pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • annual incentive scheme
  • health & wellbeing incentives and rewards through the YuLife app
  • Wagestream – a money management app that gives you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn it
  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 in line with service)
  • discounts on Co-op products and services

Building an inclusive work environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone. But simply having a diverse workforce is not enough. We aim to build an inclusive environment, where everyone can contribute their best work and develop to their full potential. We celebrate our differences and recognise the importance of teams reflecting the communities they serve.

We can make reasonable adjustments to our interview process according to your needs. And we offer a flexible working environment so you can adjust your hours to suit your personal circumstances.

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