Portfolio Manager (Business Systems)

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK


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Portfolio Manager (Business Systems)

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a considerable contribution to Professional Services at one of the world’s leading Universities? Do you have experience in Finance and/or HR transformation, ERP/cloud implementation, people change management & service adoption?

We are looking for an experienced IT delivery professional to join us as a Portfolio Manager to oversee a newly-created Business Systems portfolio. You’ll lead and facilitate work to define and deliver IT services, programme and projects covering HR, Finance, Estates, Legal, and other services. There are currently no active programmes in the Business Systems Portfolio; it’s anticipated that major HR and finance transformation programmes will start to take shape during the coming academic year, and you’ll contribute your knowledge and experience to enable these initiatives to be successful.

Prior experience as a Portfolio Manager is not essential, but you will at a minimum have strong experience in Programme and Project Management. You’ll be familiar with service management, and a key part of the role will be helping University stakeholders guide UIS in investing people and money in the right balance of projects and services in support of the University’s mission.

You’ll be an excellent communicator able to build strong delivery-focussed relationships, and someone adept at balancing structure and governance with empowering teams to deliver. You will work with senior stakeholders across the University such as the Directors of HR and Finance, the University’s Registrary and other senior staff to evaluate and prioritise the investment in systems and staff supporting key professional services areas.

You’ll have a passion for the people side of change, and for coaching and helping organisations prepare for and navigate difficult changes. Cambridge is a complex environment with a highly devolved organisational structure, and patchy change management skills and experience. To help counterbalance this, you’ll be adept at influencing and problem solving in a consensus-based organisation where successful outcomes are as dependent on organisational support and change as on the technology that we deliver.

This position is based in the Delivery Management Office (DMO) within University Information Services (UIS). UIS provides University-wide Information Technology services for both the academic and professional services activities of the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge is a world leading university and this is an exciting new challenge. Coupled with a competitive benefits package, the practical advantages of working in a purpose built working environment in West Cambridge with good transport links, schools and a range of housing, is a combination that is hard to beat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact UIS admin office, adminoffice [at] uis[.]cam[.]ac.uk

Please quote reference VC20529 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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11 September 2019

Closing date

3 October 2019


In your application, please refer to myScience.uk
and reference  JobID 173179.

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