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PMO Programme Lead


£Competitive + bonus + benefits
Information Technology
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.  Dyson IT are mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

Our Infrastructure and End User Services (EUS) Team

Dyson’s Global IT Infrastructure and End User Services teams have end to end accountability for the design, delivery and support of all IT hardware and software enabling Dyson's global commercial, operational and enterprise business to operate. Both teams run a wide ranging portfolio of projects across the globe deploying and upgrading IT systems to support the Dyson's business.  

Assignment Specific Details

Over the course of 2019, the Global IT PMO team transformed their Programme Delivery capabilities. At the core of this Transformation was creating the role of the Global IT PMO Programme Lead. The vision for this role is to act as the Programme Manager’s right hand person. For this to be effective, the Global IT PMO Programme Lead needs to be an effective leader of the Programme. Not just waiting for task management activities from the Programme Manager, but actively identifying and fixing challenges across the Programme.

About the role

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the PMO Programme Lead will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Programme Manager to track and manage the project portfolios including supporting the capture of new requests from the business and internal IT teams and working with our strategic partner to fulfil requirements

  • Work with the other Global IT PMO Leads to ensure that we are working to best practices and a high quality standard.

  • Ensure that the Programme Cost Forecast is maintained in line with the financial control processes and utilises the correct templates and artefacts.

  • Ensure that the Programme aligns to the Demand Forecasting (Resources) process and ensure that Demands are captured using the correct templates and that Forecasting is done in accordance with the agreed standards.

  • Embed the RAID Management capability into the Programme and ensure that RAID Management standards are maintained at all times.

  • Lead the day-to-day management of the Programme Team – acting as the “right hand” of the Programme Manager.

  • Ensure that the Planning Standards are deployed across the Programme. This includes ensuring that Project Managers are using the correct planning tools at all times.

  • At the Programme Level – lead the capturing and management of inter and intra Programme Dependencies – ensuring that they are properly controlled and managed across the Portfolio.

  • Support the Programme Manager with effectively identifying, engaging and communicating with Programme Stakeholders – collating and owning the creation of programme reports in line with the Stakeholder Management standards and using the correct tools.

  • Build strong relationships with both internal (i.e. Infrastructure and EUS) and external (e.g. the IT Strategy and Transformation team) to influence thinking, drive outcomes and deliver greater ways of working.

About you

Person specification / Core Competencies:

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong leadership abilities

  • Powerful change agent

  • A visionary with a proven track record in strategic planning, individual/team development and service delivery

  • Tenacious and able to “bounce-back” from challenging circumstances

  • Able to operate and thrive in situations with high levels of ambiguity

  • Able to effectively prioritise their own and their team’s work load

  • Clear thinking

  • Self-starter

  • Unwavering in the face of obstacles

Essential skills: 

  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods

  • Clear communication skills – able to understand high level concepts and fill in the detail themselves

  • Practical execution of change management

  • Good understanding of communications and how to convey complex messages to large audiences

  • Ability to develop a strong team

  • Organisational design, business change management / communication planning


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
Pension scheme
Performance related bonus
Life assurance
Discounts on Dyson machine
Free Sports Centre on site 

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.