Accountable for establishing and managing the EMEA regional Portfolio Management Office. The individual will be responsible for the corporate standards, project management and governance for all projects. Establish collaborative working with all Portfolio Management functions internally & externally.

Main accountabilities include:

  • Establishing the EMEA Regional Portfolio Management Office and delivering structured operational governance for central management
  • Establishing a weekly portfolio view of all activities and progress across the region including – station start-up/closure, new partnerships, acquisitions / divestment and overall services contracting and business innovations
  • Developing of key programme/project documentation, such as terms of reference, business case etc. to enhance the successful delivery of the strategic programmes and projects
  • Managing and developing the document configuration control process for the programme
  • Working with the senior managers and the accountable business owners to define and implement the programme/project governance framework, in order to achieve objectives
  • Implementing best practice processes for effective planning, monitoring and delivering of all programmes
  • Responsible for setting the corporate project standards relating to best practice governance.
  • Establishing close links with all projects and wider business within the organisation in order to build up a holistic view of the programme’s performance in the wider context of the 3-year business plan (3YP)
  • Facilitating the free flow & communication of key project information to senior stakeholders, accountable business owners and the programme team in order to allow effective prioritisation and strategic decision making
  • Implementing corporate delivery standards through project teams.
  • Reviewing the programme and its constituent projects through recommendations in structural changes to ensure meeting objectives
  • Generating, analysing and challenging programme/project data/reports in order to provide progress updates to the senior managers and programme board, both through the use of strong visuals, e.g. Programme dashboard and detailed status reporting
  • Driving quality and/or benefits reviews and provide insight to the senior stakeholders and accountable business owners on any gaps against delivery, including recommendations for resolution
  • Developing and refining effective risk and issue management processes, specific to each programme, ensuring these are continually monitored
  • Responsible for ensuring risk owners are identified and mitigating time bound actions are implemented as necessary
  • Implementing and maintaining the programme's Management Information (MI) function, including but not limited to, the programme's central repository of information for use in all senior stakeholder sessions including benefits delivery verses 3-year business plan targets

Essential Experience:

  • Experience of leading a portfolio management office function, supporting multiple, cross functional transformation programmes/projects with significant business complexity
  • Project or programme management delivery experience
  • Extensive senior stakeholder management experience (essential). Ability to develop and maintain robust relationships with all parts of the business, to ensure that all projects/initiatives meet the requirements of the programme board
  • Extensive experience of using data, reporting and insight to support the management of conflicting priorities and insight into contribution to business performance
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office tools (including; Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, MS Project,) to collate, analyse and present programme performance information

 Desired Qualifications:

  • P3O desirable
  • Professional Programme/Project Management accreditation e.g. MSP or APMP (Association of Project Management Professionals), Prince 2 or PM degree desirable


What you’ll get in return

In addition to a competitive salary the wider benefits of this role include, but are not limited to, opportunity to be considered for; Bonus Scheme, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Insurance, Savings Related Share Option Scheme, Car Allowance, Private Medical Insurance, Childcare Voucher Scheme and a Long Term Disability Scheme.           

To follow aviation security requirements, working in an Airside role you will be required to hold a full Airside Security Pass. To obtain this we will need 5 years' full referencing history, with a Criminal Record Check.


About Menzies Aviation

Menzies Aviation is a global provider of customer, ramp and cargo handling services. Our people are the friendliest faces and safest of hands for millions of customers, making sure that luggage is processed, aircraft are ready for boarding, and baggage is handled with care.

Operating at over 140 stations in 31 countries and supported by a worldwide team of over 21,000 employees, we serve over 500 airlines handling over a million flights, and 1.6 million tonnes of cargo every year... and, we’re still growing our business. We work to be the best at what we do, and that means employing and supporting the best people. 

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  • Salary:
    Commensurate with skills and experience
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  • Location:
    Heathrow - HQ
  • Region:
    Greater London
  • Function:
    Corporate Services
  • Vacancy Type:
    Full-Time Permanent
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