Group Organisation Design Lead Delivery (Programme) Manager
Job Title: Group Organisation Design Delivery Programme Manager
Location: Perth PH1 3AQ
Salary: £61,400 - £91,800 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus
Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
The Group Organisation Design and Governance Team are responsible for defining and executing strategic change and governance at all levels within the organisation. Projects are commissioned by the SSE Executive Management Team to implement strategic transformational change or key corporate governance structure changes.
As the Group Organisation Design and Governance Delivery Manager, you will be accountable for defining and delivering large, complex, strategic, cross-functional transformation and business change projects across the SSE Group. Typical assignments include developing business operating models, governance structures and capabilities, strategic business transformation programmes, business separation or business integration programmes and cultural definition and change management.
Sponsors are likely to be members of the SSE Executive Team and you will lead and support the business change, acting as a single point of contact for senior stakeholders, facilitating relationships between them and managing expectations. This will involve ensuring that stakeholders understand the need for change, the available options, the analysis and decisions being made, and are committed to deliver it for their part of SSE.
You will form and lead the programme team from project design through to implementation and delivery, taking full accountability for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex programmes/large projects (typically 6-12 months).
Your Skills and Experience
As a highly experienced Senior Programme Delivery Manager, you will have a strong understanding of business change with full programme cycle experience from design to delivery and post-implementation review. You will be resourceful, with the ability to work autonomously with only high-level direction and adept at prioritising work to meet tight deadlines.
As well as exemplary project management skills, the role requires sound strategic business management knowledge and excellent stakeholder management skills gained through extensive experience working with Executive and Senior Leaders in a large, complex organisation (FTSE 100 or equivalent). You will have a high degree of political awareness and be highly skilled in influencing up to Director level.
Educated to degree level and preferably with a MBA or equivalent, you must be commercially aware. Sound financial and budgetary management knowledge is also vital to enable you to develop strong business cases and manage programme budgets and benefits. Understanding of IT architecture and IT project cycles is useful however, we are definitely looking for a candidate with a strategic and business programme background, rather than IT programme management experience.
Strategic management knowledge including operating models, corporate governance approaches and potentially business separation/integration will be crucial to your success as will the ability to structure and analyse business problems, grounding analysis with quantitative and qualitative evidence.
You must have relevant practitioner qualifications in Project/Programme Management or similar level of continuous improvement experience would be advantageous.
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We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
- Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
- Great share plans
- Group Pension Plan
- One day paid volunteering
- Tailored internal development opportunities
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Closing date for applications is: Friday 26 October 2018.
This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.