Head of IT PMO

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Employment: Full Time

As the Head of IT PMO, you will lead and manage the strategic IT project portfolio across various business areas. You will be responsible for developing business cases, securing project approvals, executing plans and ensuring successful project delivery within budget and agreed timelines

Client Details

A government owned entity in the UAE who have experienced significant growth in recent years


* Develop a comprehensive project management framework in collaboration with multiple business departments, including PMO standards and procedures for all project lifecycles and development methodologies
* Plan and schedule project goals, milestones, deliverables and risk mitigation activities whilst also ensuring you avoid conflicts within the IT portfolio
* Oversee IT operational effectiveness and functions related to technology business management, performance, contract management and complex billing
* Report on project progress including advancements, challenges, risks, issues, mitigation and resolutions to C-Level and Senior Management
* Extensive engagement with internal stakeholders to diplomatically challenge existing processes to promote new and agile ways of working

Job Offer

* Attractive, tax-free salary
* Excellent benefits and allowance package

* Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in IT or Engineering. Additional professional certifications in PMI, ITIL, Six Sigma etc highly preferred
* Minimum 10 years' experience in managing large scale IT projects for multinational companies with a diverse workforce
* Exceptional communication skills that you leverage to engage with staff at all levels, including the ability to break down complex technical language for non-technical audiences
* Exposure to working with senior stakeholders and developing strategic partnerships with key providers
* Experienced in workforce planning for large scale IT departments


Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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