Implementation Director – Strategic Growth Projects
(18 months – 2 years)
Flexible working, office in Birmingham B4
: Limited Term
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Main purpose of the role:
As Implementation Director - Strategic Growth Projects you will join the Firm's leadership team to drive forward our ambitious programme of growth projects ensuring each one delivers on the stated goals. You will have strong personal drive coupled with a track record of successful collaboration with multiple stakeholders to make material progress in a busy strategic projects portfolio.
Working flexibly, working fairly
Agile working offers people more freedom and flexibility in where, when, and how they work. As technology advances and our workforce becomes more diverse – and with clients often working to a 24/7 rhythm – having extra flexibility is key to helping us balance work and other commitments sensibly and productively.
Under our Agile+ policy, we offer a hybrid approach to office and remote working, with up to 50% remote working available over the course of an average month.
By supporting people to choose where and when they get their work done, we help them to make a full and fair contribution to their team – while maintaining that all important work-life balance.
Standard hours of work are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch (35 hours per week). We will consider requests for flexible working, please indicate on your application if you wish to work different hours.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Working alongside the CEO, Executive Board and Project teams to deliver the programme of International and UK strategic growth projects that accelerate the delivery of our ambitious strategy.
Focused on execution and achievement. This is a role that requires you to be willing to roll up your sleeves to ensure success whilst at the same time maintaining a high level overview of deliverables across the projects portfolio.
Supporting the development of the narrative behind the strategic growth projects ensuring the benefits for our clients and people are clear.
Overseeing the portfolio of strategic growth projects identifying and managing risk and ensuring achievement of goals within the agreed timescales and cost.
Ensuring each project is delivered and embedded to create lasting change and success.
Providing visible and passionate leadership to maximise the success of our strategic growth projects. You will also develop the skills of other leadership team resources and others as required to be able to effectively deliver the strategic growth projects portfolio.
Anticipating and proactively seeking out and tackling issues that will prevent the delivery of business benefits in each projects. This will require facilitating open communication, influencing, consensus building and discussion between stakeholders.
Undertaking trouble-shooting activities on projects as required by analysing the problem and putting in place the appropriate corrective actions.
Key Skills and Experience:
As an individual, you will:
Be self-directed, able to work individually and within project teams to deliver successful outcomes.
Already be operating at Board level, able to influence senior leaders and through effective influence coalesce views to form clear goals.
Able to build support for ideas, inspire others and deliver enduring change through engagement with stakeholders who will be diverse in outlook and demanding with respect to making progress.
Be resilient and able to be agile in the face of challenge or conflicting priorities.
Have an engaging personal style with the ability to motivate others and to forge relationships across geographies and at all levels.
Be a change management expert that can consider the strategic agenda and has the capability to roll sleeves up to help with delivery.
Be a role model in change leadership and deployment. This will include a track record of developing and coaching others to build internal capability and broader organisational resilience.
Have an understanding, and ideally experience of, working on strategic projects across Europe and South East Asia in particular. That experience will have equipped you with the cultural sensitivity to ensure strategic projects will be delivered successfully in partnership with local stakeholders.
Have an appreciation of Partnership/Professional Services environment ideally having been built by spending a material amount of time on strategic projects in the professional services sector.