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Job description

Portfolio Planning Lead

Reports to: Head of Portfolio Strategy & Planning

Location: Stratford, with flexible working. Work from home up to 3-4 days per week.

Working pattern: 35 hours per week (highly flexible)

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 p.a.

Application method: We have 3 questions we require you to answer as part of your application. Please note that we are unable to see your CV at the shortlisting stage, so it's important you parse your CV and ensure your work history is entered into Workday properly so that we can review your application fully.

We will keep this role open until we have suitable candidates, so please submit your application as soon as possible

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We are looking for a self-driven & proactive problem-solver to drive strong alignment of plans and priorities across CRUK's Marketing, Fundraising & Engagement teams to CRUK's strategic goals.

Our fundraising, marketing and supporter engagement teams enable CRUK to raise the vital funds needed for cancer research. We've recently changed the way we operate, creating a more matrixed structure that is helping us maximise the money we raise from our fundraising products to create more funds to spend on CRUK's life-saving research. The Portfolio Planning Lead plays a crucial role in helping our teams align their plans, through the leadership of our planning and prioritisation processes. You'll also support the Product & Portfolio Management department leadership team to identify and resolve issues impacting the delivery of our strategy. We're looking for a proactive problem-solver who can lead, unite and collaborate well with their colleagues to achieve shared goals.

What will I be doing?

  • Lead the annual operational planning process, enabling functions across?Marketing, Fundraising & Engagement and our critical partners in other teams to align their annual operating plans, focused on delivery of CRUKs strategic priorities.

  • Lead and facilitate?an effective approach to prioritisation across MFE, ensuring the impact of prioritisation decisions on delivery of MFE's strategic priorities is properly evaluated to enable effective decision-making.

  • Identify, streamline and improve issues around planning & prioritisation across MFE to ensure efficiencies for all MFE teams.

  • Work closely with our fundraising product & programme managers and MFE's performance managers to identify the critical issues affecting the delivery of the MFE growth strategy & product operational plans, proactively driving the identification of solutions to those issues, where needed.

  • Support the effective leadership of the Product & Portfolio Management (PPM) Department through planning, chairing and managing leadership meetings, ensuring the agendas are focused on strategic, performance, people & other relevant priorities.

What are we looking for?

  • Significant?experience in operational?planning and project/programme management.?

  • Significant experience building collaborative and effective relationships with internal stakeholders, including senior leaders.

  • Proven ability to work within a complex environment, ensuring speedy decision-making and the timely resolution of issues.?

  • A self-driven, proactive problem-solver and confident decision-maker who can use their own?initiative?and work autonomously?to deliver desired outcomes.

  • Adept at working in a highly matrixed environment with the ability to drive consensus around resource requirements.?

What's in it for me?

  • 25, days annual leave (plus bank holidays and the ability to buy up to 5 days per annum) and 1 CRUK day (Christmas Eve).

  • Pension (employer contributions of up to 12%), life insurance and a great benefit discount platform.

  • Highly flexible working culture.

  • An inclusive culture championed by our senior leaders, our strategy and a variety of staff networks, as well as relevant policies.

  • Parental and adoption leave, health and wellbeing opportunities and a brilliant learning and development environment

Closing date:

14th November - however, we encourage candidates to apply early as we may start interviewing before the closing date.

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Posted on: 21 October 2021
Closing date: 20 November 2021
Job ref: R019346
Tags: Project Management,Digital
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