Programme Manager- Core Systems Transformation

Location: Berkshire
Job Type: Contract
Salary: Competitive Salary

Role purpose

To manage a programme of activity transforming and re-aligning core operational systems, processes and data. This Programme will include the delivery of an implementation to replace legacy Finance systems with a new platform, including the migration of historic data and integration's with existing and new applications. Additionally, the oversight of a data transformation workstream to reduce duplication and share data across platforms and functions.

To ensure that the required changes resulting from programme and project activity become embedded in the business to deliver lasting and tangible business benefits by working closely with senior stakeholders, project sponsors and the Head of Change Delivery.

Job description

  • Manage a multiple stream programme of change, directing project management leads to ensure dependencies are understood and managed to deliver the desired outcomes
  • Work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and the senior Finance team to ensure that the solution is configured and delivered to meet the strategic vision and target operating model for the finance operations
  • Working with the change delivery team, ensuring the alignment of the Programme with all other strategic projects underway or planned across the organisation
  • Driving & facilitating the engagement of business stakeholders, key users and their leadership teams to evaluate business needs and contributing to the design and development of appropriate and efficient business solutions
  • Working with project sponsors to ensure that a business case exists, is understood and remains valid for business improvement projects, and that business benefits, budget and cost considerations are visible and managed
  • Creating and managing effective programme and project teams to an agreed plan to ensure successful delivery of business improvement projects
  • Responsible for identifying, escalating and solving a range of issues while providing strong leadership at all times. Accountable for high quality deliverables and solving a range of issues with autonomy
  • Management and implementation of projects and / or work streams ensuring key success criteria and time, cost and quality expectations are met
  • Ensuring all risk, issue and change management aspects of each project are understood and being actively addressed
  • Reporting progress and managing project team and steering group meetings, both internally and with suppliers
  • Supporting ongoing initiatives and work streams within BI&C and other projects as directed by the Head of Change Delivery

Essential skills

  • Multiple Finance ERP systems implementations, including capturing business requirements, developing business case proposals, delivery lifecycle management, user testing & training, and post go-live support and optimisation
  • Sound working knowledge of leading cloud-based Finance solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Oracle or NetSuite
  • Experience of integrating Finance packages with other strategic solutions including CRM and eCommerce platforms
  • Proven experience in delivering data transformation projects
  • Experience of and/or qualifications in Project Management methodologies, Prince 2 and PMP, MSP or Agile
  • Proven ability to operate at all stages of the project life-cycle from inception to delivery
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to engage stakeholders of all levels
  • An ability to develop an understanding of user needs and a required business outcome
  • Ability to oversee functional and user acceptance testing
  • A strong focus on managing change within the business (ensuring that cultural and behaviour change are managed) to ensure that benefits can be realised from project delivery
  • Familiarity with Risk Management, ISO 27001, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery will be an advantage
  • Flexibility to be able to work in an environment of continuous change (including priority changes) will be required
  • A hands-on approach to be actively involved in project delivery (inc. some business analysis and documentation creation)
  • Ability to assess and improve operational policy and procedures
  • An investigative nature and logical approach to problem solving
  • Effective time management and organisation skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience of delivering system change in a sales context

Core behaviours

To work with Huntswood's employees are described as dependable, driven and collaborative. The job holder should be able to demonstrate they are;

  • Confidential, reliable and genuine
  • Dynamic, passionate and determined
  • Friendly, compassionate and cooperative

"It's not just about what we do, but the way we do it. And it's our values that make us special."

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