Senior Programme Manager
- Role Type
- £60400 to £95000 depending on experience
- Closing Date
- Company Info
Working here is about being there for our customers; we’re available should the worst happen and we work together to enable social and financial equality across the UK. But it’s also about you –how you develop and what you can achieve. We’ll help your talent thrive in an environment where you’ll be supported to work flexibly and autonomously, sharing in our success and rewarded for a great performance with a generous benefits package.
- Department Info
With around one million customers, our retail business helps turn customers’ pension savings into lifelong retirement income and our corporate business looks after our defined benefit pension schemes ensuring they are effectively managed to protect against risk and achieve their maximum potential.
- Job Duties
Accountable for a squad of project managers, business analysts, scrum masters and test analysts to drive and deliver transformation services for one or more key business sponsors and/or value streams. Work in close partnership with business sponsors to deliver a complex portfolio of transformation initiatives using innovative solutions and appropriate controls to reach the desired outcomes.
Identify transformation opportunities for the sponsor or value stream owner, shaping ideas and developing a transformation portfolio to support divisional strategy and business sponsor objectives. Choose and oversee implementation methodologies that best fit the desired business outcomes.
Effectively manage the commercial aspects of the programme, ensuring that the appropriate financial controls are in place and that there is a clear alignment and measurement between costs and a strong business case. Accountable for the accuracy and validity of data in reporting and in the portfolio management system.
Own relationships with key business stakeholders in the value stream, ensuring that they receive the right service standards and can derive measurable benefits for the business from the portfolio. Represent the programme at change councils and steering committees as appropriate, acting as positive disruptor when working with business sponsors and stakeholders, challenging the status quo, while focusing on the ‘art of the possible’ to continually add value to the business in line with LGR strategy and vision.
Lead a squad of transformation professionals, developing skills and standards to ensure the effective delivery of the squad’s objectives. Develop talent and future leadership capabilities to support a development path for team members in the squad.
Ensure that all programme risks are identified, monitored and mitigated and are appropriately reflected in risk returns.
To take the lead in all matters with regard to the management of squad members, ensuring that management discretion is used in a consistent manner and that the area follows the Group’s policies and procedures including the Partnership Agreement to maximise business performance.
Ensure that the principles of Conduct Risk are embedded into your day to day operations to deliver good customer outcomes at all times. Ensure that all business processes and internal controls within the squad are designed and performed in a way that delivers good customer outcomes and demonstrates effective management of Conduct Risk
- Skills Required
Prince 2 Qualification
PROSCI - Agile af Scrum - desirable but not mandatory
Financial Services Background specifically in Life and Pensions insurance
Asset and Liability mgmt. understanding
Change/Transformation management disciplines with track record of deliver or cultural change and transformation expertise
Large complex programme delivery experience and track record of delivery
Provision of change consultancy services
Proven track record of delivering large, complex, multi supplier transformation/change projects
Product and technology savvy with an aptitude to bridge the gap between business and IT to deliver pragmatic, cost effective solutions
Track record of building effective relationships in complex environments
Proven background in influencing senior stakeholders and developing outcomes that challenge their original thinking
Proven background in adapting to trends and openness to new ideas.
Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, lead multiple projects, ruthlessly prioritise, and manage a high-volume of tasks, deadlines, requirements, and decisions
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with an ability to clearly define issues and make tough decisions in the face of ambiguity and incomplete information.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully engage and influence a senior stakeholders and a broad range of individuals across various disciplines
Senior Leadership presence; ability to comfortably interact with all stakeholders (board, customers, employees, partners, suppliers
Track record of strong leadership and employee engagement
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 30 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, as well as a 12% car allowance scheme, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.
For further information about the role, please contact Lynn Morriss, UK Resourcing Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org