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technology consulting (Delivery) – Senior Programme Manager – Senior Manager

EY

New technologies and disruptive change are creating exciting opportunities: to work differently, to work better and to find new ways of creating value for us and the clients we serve. As part of our N

New technologies and disruptive change are creating exciting opportunities: to work differently, to work better and to find new ways of creating value for us and the clients we serve. As part of our NextWave strategy, Programme Managers will provide Programme Leadership, Support and Direction to support our client’s technology centric programmes. We are looking to recruit high performing individuals with a proven track record in Programme Management and/or Portfolio/Project Management be part of our leading and growing Technology Consulting business.


The opportunity

By joining the Technology Consulting team, you will be helping our clients solve a whole range of challenges – from the requirement to respond to the ever-changing demands of the market, to overseeing large and complex transformation programmes that truly transform our clients ways of working, As part of this growing team, you will also get to help shape the innovative culture that makes EY such a great place to work.

If you have a keen interest in Technology Enabled Change, as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then Technology Consulting could be exactly the right place for you and your next career move.


Your key responsibilities

Client Responsibilities

  • Takes end to end responsibility for the mobilisation, delivery and benefits of large scale complex strategic and/or transformative programmes in accordance with selected Project Management Methodologies.
  • Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a change programme roadmap from mobilisation through to implementation by leading, directing and overseeing a large team of programme resources working across multiple workstreams and projects.
  • Influences and negotiates programme outcomes, often across multiple functions. Prepares and presents analysis, insights and recommendation to assist defined governance forums and senior client stakeholders with decision making.
  • Maintains focus so that programmes deliver on key priorities and dependencies and are managed to realise business benefits to agreed timelines.
  • Identifies and advises on programme level decisions that influence significant programme direction and escalates decisions that cannot be resolved to the agreed governance forums.


Internal Responsibilities

  • Understand all our consulting service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients and be able to build meaningful external relationships with our clients and internal relationships across service lines.
  • Drawing on your skills and experience, you’ll create innovative insights for clients looking to leverage their vendor framework, improve their IT offerings, execute on Programme commitments and adapt methods and practices to fit operational teams and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.
  • Lead Technology Consulting engagements, managing team performance and commercials including conducting performance reviews and contributing to performance feedback for all levels of staff and managing engagement billings, and estimates to complete.
  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring all levels of staff
  • Understand, follow and lead staff in workplace policies and procedures


Skills and attributes for success

To do this role effectively, we are looking for people with knowledge and experience in the following areas:


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A strong academic record including a third level degree, preferably in a business or IT related discipline, from a recognised third level institution
  • Additional professional qualifications, such as PRINCE2®, PMP, PMBOK, SAFe or Diploma Level in Project Management or similar discipline from a recognised third level institution or accreditation body
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in a client facing role for a leading consulting or professional services company in delivery of large-scale complex change/transformation programmes or systems integration programmes or at least 10 years’ experience working for a leading company, in delivery of large-scale complex change/transformation programmes or systems integration programmes
  • Experience in one or more of our focus industries including Power & Utilities, Financial Services, Government & Public Sector, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Tech and Media, Advanced Manufacturing / Industry 4.0
  • Experience of one or more technology areas including but not limited to ERP, CRM. Digital Workplace, CX, Cloud Migration and/or integrations, Data & Analytics, RPA, Emerging Tech, IoT, Blockchain
  • Experience of working in a matrix managed organisation
  • Experience of working in the establishment, training and management of teams comprised of client, contractors and client’s strategic partners.
  • Excellent communication skills – tailoring communications to suit a mix of audiences and ability to translate strategy into measurable business benefits
  • Have a track record of delivery within several large-scale IT transformation programmes
  • Have experience in seeking the alignment of business and IT, operating across organisational and technology silos to drive common approaches, delivering sustainable, agile and re-usable solutions
  • Have a proven ability to be able to take a ‘big picture’ delivery and project management view as well as being able to work at a detailed level across a broad range of contract types and engagement approaches


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in tracking, monitoring, advising and maintaining status and actions across Project Budget, Risks, Issues, Dependencies and Benefits
  • Experience with Stakeholder Management and working collaboratively across IT, Finance and parts of the business to deliver project governance that meets client needs
  • Experience communicating and presenting project information to project team, finance and other stakeholders
  • A continued ambition to further develop and learn, fostering an interest in innovative technologies
  • A desire to identify new opportunities and help to create proposals to help solve our client’s most complex problems


What we look for

Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator and a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion for technology and making things happen in a dynamic organisation. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
  • Free enrolment in EY’s Tech MBA Programme accredited by Hult International Business School.


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services, we’re using the frameworks, tools, and accelerators we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer a reality!


Build your legacy with us.


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