Do you want to take the lead in establishing a combined Commercial and IT portfolio function (PMO) across Specsavers’ five expanding optical and audilogy Northern European markets? Do you have the willpower to juggle many different priorities and support the delivery of an extensive portfolio of projects in an ever-changing environment? If so, we have an exciting and rewarding position for you at Specsavers’ Northern Europe support office in Copenhagen, in a brand new role as our Senior Portfolio Manager.

As our new Senior Portfolio Manager, we offer you a unique opportunity to establish a combined Commercial/IT portfolio function for Specsavers’ Northern Europe region. Here, you will be leading our portfolio team / PMO consisting of 3 members to ensure the IT and commercial change agenda is well supported with clarity of reporting and effective resolution of risks and issues. The Senior Portfolio Manager will be jointly accountable to the Head of Change in IT and Head of Commercial programme delivery, to ensure effective delivery and control of projects across Northern European business 

Directing, leading and supporting our Northern Europe change agenda
The role of the Senior Portfolio Manager will be to direct, lead and motivate a team who are responsible for providing portfolio support and analysis, as well as managing resource data and accurate financial processing. The role will support the delivery of the whole Northern Europe change agenda across a broad portfolio of projects, and our five markets (Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark). The team will control and follow-up on individual project forecasts/actuals and resources in the KeyedIn management software, to ensure tight financial control and optimum deployment of resources.   

Effective communicator capable of analysing and prioritising projects
We are in search of a Senior Portfolio Manager with clear and confident communication skills and an ability to juggle multiple priorities and support cross-functional projects. As Specsavers operates in a high-paced, ever-changing environment the task of coordinating accurate and timely forecasts becomes vital to our business. Here, the Senior Portfolio Manager is required to ensure clear visibility and understanding of issues across the in-flight projects, with value added reporting to senior stakeholders. The Senior Portfolio Manager must accommodate the following professional qualifications:

  • Experience in leading a high performing PMO function
  • Track record of developing processes and reporting
  • Strong team management experience
  • Ability to collaborate, support and challenge with colleagues
  • Good attention to detail 
  • Good understanding of IT and business change

 “Are you ready to help transform and grow a successful international business across 5 countries?!
Fantastic! We would be delighted to hear from you. To apply send your application to us using the link below. We are on the lookout for the right person to join us as soon as possible, so please apply with your CV, and you will hear from us soon. The position will be filled directly when the best candidate is found – which could be you! If you have any questions about the position, please contact Head of IT Change Delivery, Marena Christensen, at +4530763068  

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