Management Consultant - Portfolio Manager (London/Manchester/Glasgow)

Any UK base
Functional areas
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At Capgemini Invent, we help our clients to embrace innovation and transformation to get the future they want.


By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.


About Capgemini Invent


As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.

Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2021 global revenues of €18 billion


Our brand promise “Get The Future You Want” reflects our passion for people and technology and highlights the company’s commitment to inclusion and sustainability. 
An important aspect of ‘Get the Future You Want’ is to balance hybrid ways of working between your Capgemini office, home, and client location (where applicable).  We recognise that it is an imperative to create flexibility so you can enjoy an optimal work-life balance and feel empowered to achieve success.  When you come onboard, or before, please discuss this with your manager so you can agree the best ways of working for your role, team, and client.

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An overview of the role:


Our team is undergoing a transformative stage of growth. Our clients are looking for expertise from Capgemini Invent to define and shape their Portfolio Management capability against increasingly challenging times, with Covid-19 disruption, increasingly complex customer expectations, business agility and a rapid evolving Portfolio Function that needs to support traditional Waterfall along with both Agile and Hybrid delivery methodologies. 


We are looking for talented individuals to join the Digital Acceleration consulting team within Business Technology and help support our large-scale corporate clients in developing their Portfolio Management capabilities. We have a requirement for Portfolio Managers at Managing Consultant and Senior Manager levels.

Why this role?


As a Managing Consultant/Senior Manager in the business you’ll lead the client engagement, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team. You will be expected to:


•    Develop, maintain and improve Portfolio Management methodologies and processes such as demand management, governance and reporting, financial management etc. across both Business and IT Portfolios
•    Develop and support the creation of the investment appraisals and business cases for new ideas and demand
•    Participate in discussions and activities regarding project funding, resourcing, and prioritisation to support creation of the Portfolio Delivery Roadmap
•    Move programs and projects through portfolio planning and execution and co-ordinate with IT Programme and Project Managers to assess the portfolio status and health 
•    Understand, evaluate and manage risks to the portfolio
•    Develop portfolio level metrics, dashboards and reports for senior management and other stakeholders 
•    Work within either a Waterfall, Agile or Hybrid methodology depending on the client environment
•    Demonstrate the attributes required to be successful in a fast-paced Consulting environment 
•    Interface with client stakeholders across a broad level (junior through to senior), and able to communicate status and articulate effectively at decision-making meetings 


Why You ?


As an experienced Portfolio Manager, you will have the following skillset and experience:


•    Evidence of defining the Portfolio Vision and Strategy and aligning it with the emerging opportunities and the organisation’s vision and strategy
•    Evidence of assessing the current state of the portfolio function and recommending improvement initiatives to mature the portfolio management capabilities
•    Evidence of significant experience in understanding of business priorities, supporting business change and managing successful business partnerships
•    Evidence of leading the review and monitoring of the portfolio status and its impact on the current business and operations
•    Able to provide leadership and knowledge in the areas of Portfolio Office, Programme and Project delivery, portfolio management frameworks and tools for effective portfolio management
•    Evidence of subject matter expertise in facilitating business transformation and adoption of Agile and Hybrid best practices within the portfolio function
•    Evidence of excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence business decisions and command credibility at senior management level, managing complex relationships across an organisation
•    Evidence of strong people leadership skills, team building and effective coaching to increase the capabilities of junior associate consultant / consultant resources 
•    Evidence of career progression and expansion of roles / responsibilities as your career has advanced 
•    Currently working in a major Consulting firm, and/or in industry but having a Consulting background

Why us?


You’ll be free to make your role and your career what you want it to be.  Proactivity and ambition flourish at Capgemini Invent. There are countless opportunities available to propel your development forward: seek out those that suit you, and we will back you all the way. In summary, we believe the following make this a great place to work:


•    Show how single minds make for better teams:  Work alongside fierce intellects who love to collaborate.
•    Be comfortable outside your comfort zone:  Self-stretchers thrive in our environment.
•    Build momentum in your career: Make your role and your career what you want it to be.
•    Stay true to who you are: Play to your strengths and bring your individuality.
•    Aim for nothing less than leading edge: We thrive on the knowledge that the Digital work we do has real impact.
•    Give your curiosity freedom and focus:  A place where inquisitiveness and entrepreneurial thinking are encouraged.


The work:

No matter the project or customer, your work will have a meaningful impact on society, businesses and lives. It’s really rewarding. And it’s also really varied. You’ll potentially work on a huge variety of projects (some larger than others), so you could gain lots of experience in a short amount of time.


Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together. 


Capgemini positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to hiring, developing and retaining the best people to deliver innovative, world-class solutions for our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that enables everyone to achieve their full potential and enjoy a fulfilling career with us. Our comprehensive flexible benefits package and lifestyle policies enable our employees to balance their individual, family and work-life needs.


Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so.  So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference.  Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.


Work/Life Harmony:

We understand that everyone has varied lives and we want you to have a great work-life balance.  So, where possible, our Work Life Harmony policy will help you to work flexibly and juggle your work and home life.



We’re also focused on using tech to have a positive social impact. So, we’re working to reduce our own carbon footprint and improve everyone’s access to a digital world. It’s something we’re really serious about. In fact, we were even named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute for an 9th year.  When you join Capgemini, you’ll join a team that does the right thing.


Whilst you will have London, Manchester or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.


We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.


In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.


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Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: Any UK base