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Head of Transformation

Head of Transformation

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    £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits

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    Alex Burgess

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group have just been briefed on a very exciting Head of Transformation role working with a well known business based in the Coventry. This role would be suited to an experienced change professional who has previous experience leading a large change function and has worked on a variety of different transformation projects.

You will manage portfolio of high value, high risk, high complexity programmes focused on delivering strategic objectives ensuring long-term delivery and programme effectiveness.

You will ensure current and future programmes are delivered in line with best practise programme/project management techniques appropriate to the type and scale of programmes and delivering the identified business benefit.

Responsibilities will include

  • Providing exceptional leadership to a team of c. 80 capable and highly engaged change professions and line management
  • Direct Line management of c.10 Programme Managers or equivalent
  • Ensuring the team's plan is continually reviewed and enhanced in light of the evolving and that it is delivered in a fun and engaging way
  • Managing a portfolio of multiple projects, ensuring their interdependencies, resourcing and any proposed changes which may affect project priorities are managed
  • Monitoring the quality of project outputs to ensure strategic objectives are met
  • Establishing effective working relationships with the team's key customers
  • Working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to define an approach to create a roadmap for future development of products, processes and systems
  • Designing, developing and critiquing proposed project plans based on sound judgement and analysis
  • Listening for, uncovering and resolving potential conflicts or disagreements about project priorities
  • Ensuring portfolio resources are appropriate to enable the necessary operational and strategic capability

Required Experience

  • An experienced portfolio manager with a strong background in portfolio assurance, governance and methodology
  • Demonstrated ability in delivering sustainable benefits and business change
  • Experienced in strategic planning, including requirements definition and business case
  • Experience of delivering strategic change programmes of over £10m
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong commercial focus and financially astute
  • Experience in influencing senior leadership and gaining commitment to change and the business readiness activities needed to make it successful

Personal Attributes

  • A proven influencer and communicator with stakeholders at all levels
  • An inspiring leader with the ability to lead a team to out-perform targets and objectives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
  • Excellent analytical skills and strengths in creative thinking/problem solving
  • Ability to communicate concepts in a clear and compelling way that resonates with business stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate complex subjects at different levels
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

If you have the required experience and would like to find out more about this position, please apply here!


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