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    PMO Senior Manager, Centre of Excellence

    • 17827
    • Project Management
    • Experienced Professionals
    • IPG
    • IPG Central Ops
    • UK
    • Cambridge


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    Job Description

    The Project Management Office (PMO) sits across the Arm business to support successful delivery of projects. We are responsible for evolving a strong governance framework, robust project delivery process, training and development to evolve our people, the tools to enable successful projects and the data and reporting to understand delivery status and to support decision-making.

    You will lead a team of forward-thinking people providing consultancy, mentoring, training, good practice and support in all things Project, Agile and Program management. You will be taking a key role in leading our Governance and Assurance strategy, working closely with our customers to maintain our delivery standards.

    You’ll also be working to ensure that we have the right capabilities in place within the PMO to support the business as it evolves. Being close to our customers, understanding their challenges and developing different services as appropriate to support.

    We are based in Cambridge, UK and this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and driven team.

    What will I be accountable for?

    Governance and Assurance

    Being a champion for delivery standards and policies, working with the community to maintain their relevance

    Working with business intelligence to determine trends that help the business to be more effective and spot at risk delivery.

    Leading the Delivery Lifecycle Management process that defines the framework that Arm undertakes the management and control of projects and programs.

    Customer Engagement

    A proactive dialogue with internal customers to; understand, agree and prioritise their operational needs; develop and manage expectations on delivery schedule; engage appropriately to sensitively deliver agreed requirements; ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

    Support & Guidance

    Support the team to provide training, mentoring and mentorship to help address specific challenges the organisation may have with delivery.

    Thought Leadership

    Developing common understanding of problems, utilising both internal and external knowledge/data sources to illustrate problems and solutions. Socialising ‘white papers’ that encapsulate research findings and engage A community around a better future.

    Team Management

    Work management, setting delivery objectives, management of work pipeline, allocation of work and monitoring and reporting on delivery progress.

    Line management of the team, setting development objectives, providing stretching work opportunities, considering succession planning and undertaking the annual review process.

    We are looking for someone with a driven,‘can-do’ attitude and a strong sense of ownership that enables you to get the job done in a practical and pragmatic fashion.


    Job Requirements

    You will have a range of experience in project management and demonstrable experience of some though not all items below. We recognise the list represents a broad range of capabilities, lack of knowledge in any area will not preclude success in this role, as long as there is an ability to learn!

    • Practical experience of project delivery and good knowledge of different approaches including techniques for planning, monitoring, data analysis, reporting etc. Alternatively you may have worked in a consultancy environment and can use wide experience to coordinate and provide inhouse consultancy to the business in both a traditional waterfall or agile context.
    • You understand and can advocate for the value and concepts that underpin good governance and assurance. Practical experience and understanding of concepts of auditing, auditing qualifications or history working with assurance and quality teams in the past would be advantageous.
    • Understanding of the support a PMO offers and the experience to enable you to have immediate impact within the business.
    • Experience with compliance to key standards including ISO9001; providing quality assurance reviews and health checks on projects.
    • Experience of having supported the implementation of business change within organisations perhaps using tools like ADKAR to help embed change.
    • Develop strong, trusting and credible working relationships across the business, demonstrating that you can consult and guide effectively.
    • Qualified as a PMI PMP, Prince2 Practitioner, SAFe, MSP Practitioner, ScrumMaster or equivalent.
    • Knowledge of key project management tools including Microsoft Project, JIRA, Business Objects, PowerBI, Tableau and the Microsoft suite of applications.
    • Written and oral communications skills and great interpersonal skills that can be executed credibly to encourage confidence in you and the team!

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our unique culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary:

    We not I

    • Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive
    • No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective
    • Information is crucial, share it
    • Realise that we win when we collaborate — and that everyone misses out when we don’t

    Passion for progress

    • Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up the pool of people you connect with
    • Difficult things can take unexpected directions. Stick with it
    • Make feedback positive and expansive, not negative and narrow
    • The essence of progress is that it can’t stop. Grow with it and own your own progress

    Be your brilliant self

    • Be quirky not egocentric
    • Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’
    • Make trust our default position
    • Hold strong opinions lightly

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse organisation of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling a vibrant, inclusive, meritocratic, and open workplace, where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their outstanding contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

    About Arm

    Arm is at the heart of the world's most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tablets, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

    Our innovative technology is licensed by Arm Partners who have shipped more than 50 billion Systems on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies.



    ARM Benefits


    Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.

    • Annual Bonus Plan
    • Discretionary Cash Award
    • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
    • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
    • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
    • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
    • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
    • Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events

    About Arm

    Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

    About the office

    At our global HQ in Cambridge, England we house the majority of our engineering and our corporate groups that deliver our extraordinary success. As a world-renowned university town, Cambridge boasts both a beautiful countryside and a historical town center. Local activities include punting on the River Cam and the many museums that reside within Cambridge University.

    Cambridge, UK - Global HQ
    Arm Ltd.
    110 Fulbourn Road
    GB-CB1 9NJ
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