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IT PMO Manager (Portfolio Focused)


United Kingdom - Bristol Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations, and more people.

About the role

Reporting directly to the IT Director for Commercial and Connectivity, the IT PMO Manager will be responsible for improving the consistency, predictability and efficiency of project and programme delivery. The successful candidate will work with the Office of the CIO to build on best practice and combine with standard methodologies to run a world class delivery machine tailored to the Dyson start-up mind-set. This role would suit a high calibre PMO professional individual who is on an upward trajectory and has the vision and tenacity to setup and run a PMO in a fast moving and dynamic organisation.

  • Implement and maintain generic project management standards, processes, templates and procedures

  • Work with the Project/Programme Managers in maintaining and reporting of project finances

  • Ensure the completeness and regular maintenance of project plans; including an up-to-date repository of projects underway and requests pending review

  • Set up and administration of resource capacity planning and tracking to help understand resource availability and utilisation across projects

  • Lead reviews and audits of the management of projects and programmes to ensure conformance to organisation standards

  • Provide in-depth advice and support for project management, delivery and tracking software and tools (such as Confluence and JIRA)

  • Recruit and manage appropriate PMO resources to meet the needs of the PMO, including line management responsibilities for junior PMO staff

  • Coordination of regular departmental demonstrations to communicate programme progress to the wider team and stakeholders as appropriate

About you

  • Minimally 5 years supporting project delivery, ideally in a digital industry / area of delivery

  • Understand project management fundamentals and business management systems

  • Lead by example with a thorough understanding of how the PMO team assists the organisation

  • Ability to manage a PMO team, with full responsibility for that area

  • Proficient and can advise others in project management methods, principles, techniques and tools

  • Proven understanding of Financial management within a Programme or project, including understanding of standard financial models, invoicing, revenue recognition and forecasting

  • Individuals with smaller company enterprise PMO background would also suit this role

  • Strong working knowledge of Project tools including:  MS Project, JIRA & Confluence

  • Strong skills in MS Excel and Tableau

  • Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate at all levels of the business.


  • Performance-related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, and Swindon) Lifestyle

  • 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit, and hot drinks

  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, and lifestyle assistance (concierge)

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Ability to purchase additional holiday Health

  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme, digital GP, on-site physio and GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.