Senior Manager, Programme Delivery - Major Programmes Cross-Industry (Strategy Team)


Senior Manager, Programme Delivery - Major Programmes Cross-Industry (Strategy Team)

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Deloitte, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 19 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

  • Experienced delivery professional responsible for major programme delivery, including creating and evolving programme architecture, design and strategy.

  • Diagnose and lead interventions for struggling in-flight programmes and transformation workstreams, from identifying the root causes of issues to restructuring programmes for maximum value and coherence.

  • Assist in growing client relationships, identifying new opportunities with both existing and new clients, and supporting proposals to win work.

  • Drive the development of Major Programmes propositions, solutions, and methods for programme delivery, utilising and developing industry points of view.

  • Deliver excellent presentation, facilitation, and communication across client relationships, as well as with colleagues and other stakeholders.

    You're curious and comfortable taking the initiative. We have unique challenges to solve, and often operate in unique contexts.

  • Ideally you will have some experience in most of the following:
  • Ability to think creatively to solve client issues. Self-starter with a high degree of personal motivation and drive.

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop others and inspire teams to achieve successful outcomes.

  • Experience in a strategy, transformation, or delivery role working on public or private sector projects; OR experience in strategy consulting.

  • Demonstrable experience of building distinct client relationships and delivering a positive client experience.

  • Understanding of large/complex programme architecture

  • Understanding of Project Management Office (PMO) functions, top level design across workstreams and the critical paths, dependencies, reports, and scaled risks in a project.

  • Experience in developing new business, structuring work, and leading teams to successful outcomes - even in highly ambiguous situations.

  • Programme set up - delivery/operating model design, commercial model structures, definition and mapping of programme outcomes

  • Commercial and risk awareness, either in a professional service environment or as a customer of a professional services partner.

  • Programme delivery - project and programme management, programme controls/assurance, risk management, or operational readiness

  • Commercial and contract awareness, including engagement risk

  • Ability to present to clients/stakeholders at all levels of an organisation

  • Problem solving, attention to detail, creative thinking and analytical skills

  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary and remote teams and fast-paced project environments

  • Development and evolution of propositions for clients

    Connect to your Industry

  • Are you energised by the opportunity to tackle some of the world's biggest and most complex social, environmental and economic challenges?

    Do you get excited about working with a diverse and global team of experts and experienced professionals?

    Are you passionate about leading organisations through transformation to deliver value and sustainable benefits to their customers, clients and staff?

    If so, Deloitte's Major Programmes practice could be the place for you!

    Deloitte's Major Programmes practice (part of the wider Human Capital offering) is currently recruiting for individuals with industry and technical skills that can strengthen our capability to address complex programme challenges and create conditions for success for the world's most impactful programmes.

    Major Programmes typically involve the delivery of a major capital asset or infrastructure through large, complex programmes that require significant investments and span multiple years. Historically, most Programmes of this scale and impact fail to deliver value, on time and on budget.

    Over the last 50 years, the world has changed significantly, but the approach to tackling these increasingly cross-cutting, capital intensive and technologically complex programmes has not evolved at the same pace. Our clients look to us and our deep and broad programme delivery expertise to lead them through complex transformations and implement new and effective ways to deliver major programmes.

    Our market leading next generation delivery approach, Programme Aerodynamics, replaces siloed, conventional, linear thinking with multi-disciplinary capability to help our clients deliver their most critical and demanding programmes while reinforcing Deloitte's commitment to purpose-led change. Programme Aerodynamics is a fundamentally new approach bringing together mindsets, expertise, methodologies, and solutions from Strategy, Programme, Digital, Programme Leadership and Human Centred Transformation to better anticipate, shape and manage change in Major Programmes. It empowers project leaders to effectively anticipate and manage change, risk and uncertainty across a programme's lifecycle, shaping its success.

    Our practice comprises a blend of those who have worked previously in industry (in both technical and non-technical roles) and those who have prior consulting experience. The strength and value Major Programmes bring to our clients and Deloitte is a result of our collectively diverse and highly relevant industry insights and experience; the complexity of challenges our clients face requires us to leverage this diverse range of skillsets and experiences.

    You will have the opportunity to work across a range of impactful programmes, building your skills and experience on the job, as well as supported by our world class professional development approach. You will also experience the breadth of what Deloitte offers, working with colleagues across a range of disciplines in a dynamic and collaborative environment and drawing on our market leading methods, and our global assets and tools.

    Connect to your career at Deloitte

    Deloitte drives progress. Using our vast range of expertise, that covers audit, risk advisory, and consulting services across tax, legal, business, technology and corporate finance, we help our clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. To do this, we invest in outstanding people. We build teams of future thinkers, with diverse talents and backgrounds, and empower them all to reach for and achieve more.

    What brings us all together at Deloitte? It's how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

    Connect to your opportunity

    Within Major Programmes, you'll be part of a cross functional team of practitioners who serves to support delivery of our clients' most exciting and business-critical transformation programmes. Whether it's helping FTSE100 companies transform into digital businesses, new entrants responding to evolving customer and societal needs, financial institutions adapting to global and local trends or governments transforming the services they provide to citizens, our teams work at senior levels across all functions to help deliver valuable outcomes and benefits.

    We work across a variety of locations and there is flexibility in our ways of working. The dynamic nature of the work keeps professional engaged and motivated, ensuring that no two days are alike.

    Our connections and network enable us to draw on the wider expertise of the Deloitte business to bring new approaches and perspectives to our team's offering, in order to deliver the right outcomes for our clients. You will have access to market-leading frameworks that have been successfully implemented on high profile projects by our team, whilst having a positive social impact at the heart of what we do. We are looking for people who share our values, as well as a passion for positive change.

    We have a strong community of people who are passionate about making a difference and impact to citizens and businesses. We work across the Public, Private and Financial Sectors, working closely with Consulting colleagues and the wider Deloitte firm in accounts and project teams that cover Central Government, Transport, IT & Digital, Security, Banking, Telecoms and more.

    We are particularly focused on large-scale transformation programmes, including programmes that form part of the Government's Major Project Portfolio and/or entail large-scale technology transformation.

    The Strategy & Architecture team is a high-performing unit, serving clients across all industries and sectors. The team is recognised as a centre of excellence for next-generation programme delivery, known for bringing innovative, tangible and tailored solutions to clients to deliver major programmes at pace and at scale. We work across Major Programmes, collaborating with different teams and across the globe to execute with excellence. We are seeking candidates who will help cement our position as the go-to team for innovation, strategic thinking and getting big things done - and who will help us as we continue to set the standard for major programme delivery.

    Our Major Programmes business sits within Human Capital - the world's leading people and HR transformation business. As part of a practice that brings research and analytics expertise together with deep industry knowledge, you'll develop change programmes that are not only innovative, but deliver the most positive impact for all, and in doing so you'll develop trusted relationships with senior business stakeholders., Connect to your business - Consulting

    Distinctive thinking, deep expertise, and collaborative working. That's what connects us. That's what makes us Deloitte. If you want to help solve some of the biggest challenges around, join us. Together, we'll make an impact that matters.

    Personal independence

    Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints (e.g., in relation to any financial interests and employment relationships). This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm, and also prohibitions on certain employment relationships (e.g., you are not permitted to hold a secondary employment role with SEC audit clients of the firm whilst being employed by the firm). The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process or you can contact the Independence team upon request.

    Connect with your colleagues

    "The great culture, flexibility, and range of experiences that Deloitte offers is what sets this firm apart. In Human Capital, Deloitte is far ahead of any of our immediate competitors."

    -Sophia, Consulting

    Our hybrid working policy

    You'll be based in one of our UK locations with hybrid working. Our hybrid model enables our people to collaborate, connect and innovate in both a virtual and physical capacity. As well as remote working, you'll attend your local office, virtual collaboration spaces and client sites, depending on the requirements of the role.

    At Deloitte we understand the importance of balancing your career alongside your home life. That's why we'll support you to work flexibly through our hybrid working policy. Depending on the requirements of your role, you'll have the opportunity to work in your local office, virtual collaboration spaces, client sites and remotely. You'll get the chance to meet face to face when needed, while you collaborate and learn from colleagues, share your experiences, and build the relationships that will fuel your career and prioritise your wellbeing. Please check with your recruiter for the specific working requirements that may apply for your role.

    Our commitment to you

    Making an impact is more than just what we do: it's why we're here. So we work hard to create an environment where you can experience a purpose you believe in, the freedom to be you, and the capacity to go further than ever before.

    We want you. The true you. Your own strengths, perspective and personality. So we're nurturing a culture where everyone belongs, feels supported and heard, and is empowered to make a valuable, personal contribution. You can be sure we'll take your wellbeing seriously, too. Because it's only when you're comfortable and at your best that you can make the kind of impact you, and we, live for.

    Your expertise is our capability, so we'll make sure it never stops growing. Whether it's from the complex work you do, or the people you collaborate with, you'll learn every day. Through world-class development, you'll gain invaluable technical and personal skills. Whatever your level, you'll learn how to lead.

    Connect to your next step

    A career at Deloitte is an opportunity to develop in any direction you choose. Join us and you'll experience a purpose you can believe in and an impact you can see. You'll be free to bring your true self to work every day. And you'll never stop growing, whatever your level.

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