CIB Markets Technology - Project Management Office Lead (PMO) - VP

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


The Markets Modernization Delivery Team is seeking a VP-level colleague who will play a key role in supporting the delivery and execution strategy for the largest and most ambitious program within Markets Technology. The team are responsible for Modernization delivery assurance and strategic approach, with the objective or delivery commercially driven, efficient and effective modernization across the CIB Markets Technology application landscape.

The successful candidate will be based in London and join an established team with members also situated in Bangalore, US & other UK sites. As an experienced Project Management Office professional you will be responsible for setting up (including the definition of standards and solutions), maintaining and the efficient running of a cross-portfolio governance and oversight function. This role requires a structured-approach, excellent attention to detail, good inter-personal & communication skills, a questioning mindset, the ability to analyze and question status updates – including large amounts of underlying data, whilst also be an expert in the creation of efficient and engaging governance materials and slide decks.

Job responsibilities

  • The definition and implementation of a cross-portfolio governance and oversight function which delivers quality materials, on time with the minimum amount of effort
  • The creation of high-quality status updates and meeting materials for senior Technology stakeholders
  • The definition of a project/program delivery framework that ensures all projects/programs consistently adopt the highest standards and ensure as a function that the group is always audit/inspection ready
  • The organization and hosting of key governance forums
  • A detail-driven and structured approach to the review of material submissions to ensure updates are both pitched at the right level and consider prior messaging
  • A comfort and the ability to question material submissions even with a limited underlying knowledge of the subject matter

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • First hand experience running a PMO with a clear focus on governance, reporting and communication
  • Clear understanding of Risk, Issue, Execution & Escalation Management with first-hand experience supporting this across a number of projects/programs
  • Proven skills chairing and facilitating global meetings with senior audiences, including the definition of a concise agenda, identifying, communicating and assigning actions/decisions and bringing the meeting focus back to the agenda where required
  • A solid analytical background with strong skills using Excel, PowerPoint, TEAMS, SharePoint and Confluence
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to adapt style and level of detail based on the audience
  • Proficiency in creating executive-level communications with an eye for slide design
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance multiple priorities effectively
  • An ability to pick up new concepts and information quickly and to be comfortable questioning team members and stakeholders

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Formal Project/Program Management qualifications such as PRINCE2, PMP etc.