848 Group, one of the midland’s leading IT providers has appointed a new Head of Project Management Office (PMO) to enhance the existing strategic relationship between the business and sales. Justine Slade joins 848 with over 10 years’ experience in the IT industry and has worked with clients across many sectors including telecoms, retail, financial services, legal, engineering, manufacturing and automotive. Heading up the PMO which Justine describes as “a company’s command centre for projects” means she will be focussing on project portfolio management at a strategic level. She said: “I’m looking forward to managing cross functional resource planning and project portfolio management as well as enhancing 848’s strategic relationship between Sales and PMO.”
Justine’s impressive portfolio includes successfully delivering multiple large-scale transformation programmes, including an 18-month warehouse migration programme for a leading Network Provider, and a 24-month implementation project of a new global platform for the EMEA (Europe & Middle East) territories. These projects came with significant budgets that had to be managed tightly through the business and third parties. Co-Founder
David Burn said:
“Justine is already proving to be an asset to the team and is drawing on her wealth of experience. She has delivered multimillion pound global programmes as well as key strategic projects. The knowledge and skills she developed over the past decade are perfect for the increasing demands of the business and we’re looking forward to driving the growth of the business together.”
“I am excited about joining 848 group during a period of massive growth and I can’t wait to be part of the momentum. Process is key to both myself and 848 so I’m thrilled to be a part of an agile and forward-thinking company. “I’m eagerly anticipating the challenge of growing professionally with 848 and supporting a team that drives growth and facilitates success with Business Changing IT.”
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