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Head of Change Management

Job Title: Head of Change Management
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
REF: KGChange_1506611136
Contact Name: Kerrie Gaurd
Contact Email: kerrie.gaurd@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 19 days ago

Job Description

The Change Manager is accountable for developing and tracking against the integrated road map across all Transformation and other super circles critical to delivering the 5-year ambition

  • Work closely with business owners to translate and drive the execution of the Company strategy's key business objectives into a programme plan of Business transformation super circles. Driving the delivery of programmes in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Ensure high impact and timely communication with key stakeholders across the business
  • Lead the organisation to ensure Transformation Office solutions are fit for purpose and business case targets are achieved

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting opportunity where you will be working closely with Transformation super circle owners, you will be translating and driving the execution of the Company plan's key 2021 business objectives into a programme plan of Business transformation initiatives. This will consist of you driving the delivery of Transformation super circles in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

What does the role involve?

  • Work with super circle owners and teams to ensure detailed plans are in place, which are focused on decisions / milestones (not just activities)
  • Manage and resolve inter-dependencies between the super circles and ensure that delivery remains on track
    • Track progress against super circle plans and hold people accountable for delivering results
    • Understand timing and plans of other programmes that Transformation super circles depend on Identify issues and propose solutions
    • Communicate regularly and effectively with senior stakeholders, supporting teams including steering/governance bodies
    • Work closely with senior stakeholders across the company to identify opportunities to meet business goals. Champion Transformation Office goals throughout the business
    • Ensure high impact and timely communication with key stakeholders across the business
    • Lead the organisation in ensuring Transformation Office solutions are fit for purpose and business case targets are achieved
    • Matrix management of work stream leads and potential line management of project managers
    • Maintain customer-centric thinking throughout
    • Ensure effective stakeholder management across the company, including regular communication of programme status to stakeholders, business owners & senior management
    • Manage the priorities across the programme portfolio, and within the context of company priorities. Monitor and update plans where necessary to maintain the programme objectives. Remove roadblocks for project managers, and support their management of risks and issues.
    • Monitor overall progress and, working with the super circle owners, initiate corrective action, as appropriate, to ensure that deliverable are produced on time, within budget and to the desired specification.
    • Work with super circle owners and other Programme Managers to identify opportunities to improve process and communications between functional areas
    • Undertake some project management as required


The type of person we are looking for

  • Extensive end-to-end programme management experience in a fast paced changing environment with specific experience in managing Business Transformation Programmes
  • Ideally holds a Project Management Certification, such as PMP and/or Prince 2 (Practitioner)
  • Experience of applying different delivery methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean and Waterfall to planning activities
  • Proactive, solution-oriented approach to problem solving
  • Proven ability to coach and work collaboratively across levels and teams
  • Proficient in Relationship Management - ideally within a multi stakeholder environment
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and able to demonstrate working in a matrix organisation
  • Ability to understand organisation`s policy framework, management structure and reporting procedures for all aspects of the programme environment.
  • Expert in Programme Management Principles, methods, techniques and tools
  • Proficient in Project risk and issue management
  • Educated to degree level or holds a professional project management qualification

Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all level

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