PMO Analyst

Location: Comber

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 08 July 2022

Salary: competitive

PMO Analyst


Reporting directly to the Senior Programme Manager, within the Eakin R&D business, this is an exciting new role providing the opportunity to become part of a newly established Programme Management Office (PMO). Critical to the role is to provide support to the Head of Programmes and Programme Managers across a range of PMO initiatives. The successful applicant will be required to carry out the following but not exhaustive - project co-ordination, resource planning, reporting, analysis and insights.



  • Provide administration support to the programme / project resource planning process across the organisation
  • Support the championing and embedding of resource management practices across the organisation
  • Co-ordinate the collation of PMO reports and produce project performance data to support key review meetings and highlight resourcing constraints - both under and over capacity
  • Provide project support where required across the organisation
  • Support the delivery of process improvements in line with agreed project management procedures, processes and tools across the organisation
  • Provide general support to the Head of Programmes, Senior Programme Manager and Programme Managers as and when required
  • Adopt a risk-based approach
  • Adhere to ISO 13485, FDA CFR 820 and associated design control requirements
  • Establish and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate creativity and innovation by maintaining up to date knowledge of advances in resource planning and project coordination

Other activities

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required




  • Proven experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience working in a project management environment
  • Knowledge of project management tools and techniques
  • Previous experience of resource planning
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally
  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Process focused mindset
  • Experience of collating, summarising and presenting information with different purposes and for different audiences
  • Highly organised individual who can juggle high priority and time sensitive tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Passion for PMO and the role it plays in driving business growth
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards in a similar industrial environment


  • Educated to degree level
  • Qualification in Project Management
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Manufacturing background
  • Knowledge of medical device standards and regulations, such as ISO 13485
  • Project Management Office (PMO) experience



This role interacts across the Eakin Healthcare Group of companies and will have an influencing role with the following:


  • Clinical and Regulatory, Innovation, Development and Industrialisation teams
  • Commercial, Marketing and Product Management
  • Operations to include Manufacturing and Procurement
  • Finance, in particular costing


Manage the outputs from:

  • Key suppliers of equipment and components
  • Contractors and specialists such as Design houses & IT system suppliers



  • Able to travel frequently between our various locations



Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively.

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments.  Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail.

Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data.  Likes to be well informed and drills down into details.  Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and when solving problems.

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.


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