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Portfolio Manager

Portfolio Manager

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required No
  • Job category HR Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 138111BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Services + Solutions (S+S) is an internal global shared services and technology organisation within the People & Culture entity. They are responsible for innovating & delivering HR services and solutions for the BP group globally, from a number of delivery centres located on each continent. Services & Solutions are the first point of contact for HR related matters; the team are policy and process experts, dedicated to delivering the best customer experience.
As part of the Portfolio team, they will support the VP Portfolio (services + solutions) and SVP P&C services + solutions by delivering the above areas through effective performance measures. The incumbent will help drive a culture of data driven decisions, value delivery and customer centric change projects. They will build strong partnerships across People & Culture (HR) and Innovation & Engineering (IT) in particular with the prioritisation teams as well as relevant centre(s) of expertise, integrators and services teams.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Build the portfolio roadmap and management framework that is effective for activity, workforce and financial planning

  • Build the annual projects plan and oversee successful delivery

  • Help drive a culture of agility by providing coaching at all levels in the team

  • Facilitate forums to prioritise activities and facilitate approvals for projects

  • Monitor interdependencies and critical paths, and intervene on projects as necessary

  • Capture the risks across the portfolio and formulate mitigation plans

  • Build key relationships across P&C to ensure s+s roadmap is well informed, stays integrated and underpins the people agenda

  • Support relevant internal or external audits as appropriate

  • Supporting financialising the roadmap and facilitate the investment approval process

  • Assist in the annual budget to ensure we deliver within targets

  • Plan both short and medium term outlooks on resource commitments in order to forecast and build resource plan

  • Track the delivery of the SVP performance plan through KPI monitoring

  • Facilitate the S+S risk mgmt. process including the risk register. Facilitate the regular update and review of the risk register

  • Act as the initial contact point on new projects as required

Skills and Experience

  • Proven project delivery experience with complex service projects and technology transformations.

  • Champions Agile values and principles

  • Significant experience of an agile framework or method (i.e. Scrum, Kanban), or understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices

  • Significant experience of project management toolsets e.g. MS Project, Project Server JIRA, Azure Dev ops

  • Significant experience in use of collaboration tool sets e.g. Sharepoint, Teams, G Suite

  • Significant experience of visualisations tools e.g. Power BI, Excel VBA, Power point etc.

  • Delivery of technical and IT solutions in a corporate environment

  • Monitoring execution performance and being able to take corrective action where needed

  • Excellent problem solving and business analysis skills: timeline planning, requirements definition and documentation, test planning, deployment approaches

  • Ability to accurately collect information in order to understand and assess the clients’ needs and situation. Adept documentation abilities, with experience in preparing business requirements,

  • supporting documentation, test scripts and meeting notes.

  • Experience of contributing to great employee / user experiences – leveraging design thinking and service-centric design methodologies.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and execute tasks independently, providing timely follow-up and resolution

Why join us?


At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

Diversity Statement:

At bp, we provide an excellent environment and benefits such as an open and inclusive culture, a great work-life balance, tremendous learning and development opportunities to craft your career path, life and health insurance, medical care package and many others!
Diversity sits at the heart of our company and as an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone's place. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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