Senior Manager - Project Management & PMO - Irish Life Digital & Technology


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Financial Services Limited
  • 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 Overview

This senior role will lead our Project Management Team and all project delivery for Digital & Technology.  The role will be responsible for all reporting requirements into our key stakeholders including IL Group CIO, SEO and European technology, along with overall stakeholder management. It will monitor our project costs against budgets ensuring we are utilising resourcing effectively. 

The role oversees implementation of agile ways of working to ensure the team deliver at pace and within budgets. 

What you will help us to achieve

•    Drive programme and individual project success by embedding and managing the PMO framework. Ensure consistent and efficient execution through adherence to our governance models and frameworks - providing coaching and guidance where needed. 
•    Develop & provide dashboards, reports and metrics (lead and lag) to ensure all key stakeholders are informed at the appropriate level, in the appropriate way, and at the appropriate time – across projects, programmes and the overall portfolio, including tracking and managing budgets, progress, outcomes and risk. 
•    Develop and maintain a resource plan across Digital & Technology to ensure resources are utilised in the most efficient manner. Create visibility of resource capacity and availability for all stakeholders. Forecast capacity vs. demand to identify shortfall or excesses of the resources. 
•    Develop and maintain ongoing updating and monitoring of finances and benefits ensuring the overall investment is staying within the planned timeline and budget. 
•    Support in the raising of internal approvals/Purchase Orders, management of supplier’s invoices and maintain record keeping relating to supplier Purchase Orders and invoices.
•    Update and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register. Act as a risk champion for the area. Ensure cross-programme dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately maintained.
•    Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office and project delivery framework processes. 
•    Schedule, minute, track and record all decisions at various meetings and forums throughout the lifecycle of projects. 
•    Act as the centralised point of contact across the business area ensuring transparent and consistent communication processes to stakeholders aligned to the project delivery framework.
•    Management of a team of project managers in the Digital & Technology function.

What you will need to be successful in the role


•    The right person will be analytical, structured and highly organised, with a problem-solving mind-set capable of understanding and managing large levels of ambiguity, complexity, organisational change, and risk.  
•    Demonstrated success mobilising, supporting and inspiring diverse and cross-functional teams to work as a single team with shared success, while holding them to account for outcomes and ways of working.     
•    Experience in a similar role and/or Program Management/Leadership working cross-functionally.
•    Development and management of Governance controls and reporting. 
•    Risk management, project delivery and execution across. 
•    Development and management of resource forecasting and scheduling. 
•    Oversight and management of prioritisation processes ensuring roadmap aligned to priorities and investment costs.
•    Design and embedding of PMO methodology & processes.
•    Demonstrate leadership skills, with an ability to build and maintain strong relationships. 
•    Proven ability to manage stakeholders at all levels– internal and external.
•    Ability/desire to be hands on and strategic in the day to day running of the function.
•    Strong project management experience.
•    Exposure to IT projects and change management methodology.
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, with the ability to work effectively with a peer group from different backgrounds and across business areas.
•    People management experience.


•    Primary degree qualification in Business/Technology. 
•    7 Years + experience in development and management of PMO framework.
•    Certification in PMO best practices and frameworks. 
•    Experience in application of Agile principles & methodology.

Key Competencies

Problem Solving and Decision Making
Drive for Results
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Planning and Organising
Communication and Influencing

About us

Irish Life is one of Ireland’s largest financial institutions with a presence across a range of financial services markets.  We are one of Ireland’s leading financial services groups with over 1.5 million customers. For over 80 years, we’ve been helping people to look after their life insurance, pension and investment needs, and more recently their health insurance.

It is a subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

We are proud of our culture of developing and supporting the growth and professional development of our people. The focus has resulted in a team of top talent with high standards, positioning us at the forefront of our industry.


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


Irish Life 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.   

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