European Enterprise PMO Manager


Dublin, IE

Company:  Canada Life Group Services
  • Full Time Permanent position
  • Hybrid role based in our City Centre offices



What we offer
We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few. 

Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (



Role Accountabilities

•    Build a PMO Community of Practice across European Technology to support the standardisation of processes, templates and ways of working liaising with our Global team in Canada where applicable
•    Ensure Project Delivery Processes are standardised and optimised, including the research of new delivery practices which could enhance the delivery of change across the Technology organisation
•    Establish Change Delivery Framework at the European Technology level ensuring appropriate governance standards and quality metrics are applied and measured
•    Establish Clarity as the Portfolio and Projects system of record across the European Businesses
•    Ensure Governance models are fit for purpose and delivering value and improving visibility of Change across Europe and facilitating quick decision making at Senior Stakeholder levels
•    Standardise Reporting Dashboards and Provide Regular Reporting of all European Technology programmes and own the collation for reporting of all Strategic programmes
•    Responsible for conducting QA Audits across European Technology to ensure the Change Delivery Framework is being applied 
•    Develop Health inspection criteria to determine Programme and Portfolio status ensuring early intervention for underperforming portfolios
•    Embed the Strategic Portfolio Management Tooling across European Technology ensuring User Readiness and Adoption is supported with training and ongoing support  
•    Support the improvement of the Portfolio Tooling set (Clarity) by managing a backlog of Product enhancements across European Technology 
•    Drive standard application of Benefits Realisation across the European Technology portfolio

Candidate Profile

  • Experience of leading a PMO or similar Governance function preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies and associated Governance Frameworks
  • Demonstrated understanding and proven track record of the full Delivery Lifecycle
  • >7 years experience delivering large complex programmes and projects in an Enterprise setting
  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong networking skills with ability to influence and persuade and manage change across a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to challenge stakeholders and peers to achieve best outcomes for European Technology and the Business

Leadership Skills

•    Mobilise and Motivate PMO Community of Practice across European Technology to ensure common standards are adopted and embedded
•    Work to identify and secure relevant resources to support the timely completion of templates and deliverables
•    Ability to lead experienced practitioners to drive successful outcomes 
•    Creates an environment of accountability amongst PMO community to drive standards and performance of portfolios

Key Competencies

Building and Maintaining Relationships
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Operational Excellence & Process Improvement
Communication and Influencing
Planning and Organising


About us
Canada Life Group is the top-level European holding company for the Great-West Lifeco Group’s European insurance, reinsurance, and asset management companies, with business operations in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and the Isle of Man.

European Technology sits within Canada Life Group and encompasses the technology community across all European entities, Irish Life Group, Canada Life UK, Canada Life Europe, and Central Technology Services. European Technology supports the business strategy and collaboration of technology across all European divisions.


There are multiple IT units within European Technology, each of which has its own individual set of technology platforms. Central Technology Services (CTS) provides IT infrastructure and security operations services to Europe. 


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Canada Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Canada Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Canada Life Group Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.


If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   

CLGS supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.