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Head of IT Delivery

Head of IT Delivery

Job Title: Head of IT Delivery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Salary: £130000 - £140000 per annum + + 40% Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ITD_1571731102
Contact Name: Christian Pampellonne
Job Published: 30 days ago

Job Description

The Consultancy Group are currently recruiting a Head of IT Delivery for a global Private Equity backed business based in Central London.

Project Planning - define and manage the portfolio of projects that will enable delivery of the business priorities over the next 3-5 years.

  • Map out status and value of current initiatives portfolio to identify point of departure and arrival.
  • Define and enhance a single portfolio of projects and create a project delivery roadmap for the next 6, 12 and 18 months, identifying clear timelines, owners and next steps.
  • Bring expertise in running projects through Agile and Waterfall methods. Support stakeholders decide which projects need to be executed through respective methodologies.
  • Oversee the execution of the roadmap and help PMs remove roadblocks and resolve challenges.
  • Procure and use project and portfolio management tools across all IT delivery.
  • Manage and control the use of resources in IT delivery.

Reporting and Governance - act as the main oversight and governance mechanism in the IT domain for globally.

  • Define a simple, scalable framework for IT delivery, and track resources, time and cost for all initiatives.

Collaboration and Relationships - work closely with the CIO, the wider business, project managers, product owners and SCRUM masters to drive and assure delivery.

  • Directly communicate with business stakeholders to discuss progress and update them on related projects. Be able to translate business requirements into IT delivery objectives.
  • Oscillate between the PE investor and the business at all levels to effectively communicate project progress.

Leadership - build, coach and lead a lean, motivated and competent Project Management team that can reliably deliver on the IT Roadmap, and that demonstrates values and behaviours.

  • Lead and motivate a team of Project Managers with the competency and skillset required to deliver on agreed goals / objectives and liaise with a wider team of initiative leads to ensure smooth delivery of IT priorities.
  • Challenge and support Project Managers with knowledge of execution techniques and expertise in the management of an end to end IT change portfolio of a high-growth business.
  • Develop team's specialist and relationship building skills, nurturing a mindset of partnering with the business.

Requirements:

  • Strong experience in leading portfolio and project management at a strategic level and high value, a global stewardship mind set and a talent for navigating cultural nuances to deliver the right outcomes.
  • A self-starter with results-driven approach and a desire to win, with strong business acumen and commercial focus. Takes on challenges and manages risk
  • Waterfall and Agile (e.g. Prince 2; DSDM)