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PMO Analyst

Job Introduction

Join our growing Transformation Team as we seek to hire two PMO Analysts! The ideal candidate should have proven experience in working within a PMO in a complex project management environment. Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data is a must.

As a PMO Analyst, you will champion best practice principles across all PMO functions, ensuring that all projects adhere to project management best practices and standards, in line with the Cardfactory Change Delivery Framework. You will provide project management guidance and support for a portfolio of projects. This will include management and administration of all the key project management governance and control processes, including planning activities, risk and issue management, change control, document management, project resource and budgetary management, reporting and governance, monitoring and coordinating tasks, negotiation, and conflict management.

The position is based at Junction 41 in Wakefield, just off the M1, and offers free parking and a flexible, hybrid way of working. However, all colleagues are required to work in the office for a minimum of 2 to 3 days per week, with the expectation of added attendance when needed.

Role Responsibility

  • Assist in maintaining project documentation, including project plans, status reports, meeting minutes, and other project-related documents
  • Ensure that project documentation is complete, accurate, and up to date, following established templates and standards
  • Monitor project progress and performance against established objectives, timelines, and milestones
  • Execute quality assurance activities on all project plans (e.g. there is a clear critical path, all tasks are logically linked etc.), and be able to produce a visually appealing plan on a page
  • Compile and analyse project performance metrics, identifying trends, issues, and areas for improvement
  • Prepare regular project status reports and dashboards for project stakeholders, highlighting key accomplishments, risks, and dependencies
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration among project team members, stakeholders, and other relevant parties
  • Schedule and coordinate project meetings, workshops, and reviews, ensuring timely distribution of agendas, materials, and action items
  • Deliver support to project managers in specialist deliverables such as planning, RAID and resourcing

The Ideal Candidate

  • Proven experience of working within a PMO in a complex project management environment
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, analyse, and interpret data
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software (e.g., MS Office, MS Project, SharePoint/Teams)
  • Attention to detail, organisational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall)
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, project management, or a related field.
  • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP, CAPM) is preferred
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software (e.g., MS Visio, Jira, PPM Tools (i.e. Triskell) (desirable)

About the Company

Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings, and gifts with over one thousand stores across the UK and Ireland.  In 2020 we launched our exciting 5-year business strategy including our vision of becoming a true Omni-channel retailer.  This strategy sees significant investment into our colleagues across the business creating multiple opportunities to join a fast-paced environment and be part of our exciting journey.  

In return, we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial well-being.

Benefits

  • 25% Card Factory colleague discount in-store and online
  • Save As You Earn scheme
  • Financial Wellbeing Support       
    • Financial Education Tools
    • Salary Advance
  • Seasonal incentive schemes
  • Retail Management Apprenticeship Programmes with local providers with access to a virtual internal network for learning together
  • Discounted gym memberships and mobile phone contracts
  • Discounts across 100’s of UK retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to tools to support mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Enhanced Family leave

This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. We advise applying early to avoid disappointment as applications will be reviewed regularly. 

No agencies, please.

Sportswift Ltd T/A cardfactory

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