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Head of Innovation & Delivery

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Leadership Talent

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  • Salary:

    £790 - £800 per day

  • Contact:

    Amy Harris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3 - 6 Months

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Montash have been engaged by a Financial Services Company to source a 'Head of Innovation & Delivery for a 3 - 6 Month contract based in London, with some travel to Brentwood, Essex , required.

You will be supporting the Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the successful provision, delivery and operation of all programmes and projects within the Change Portfolios and IT Services. You will be driving and executing strategic decisions, ensuring that there is consideration for the regulatory landscape.

This role is the primary point of contact for key stakeholders (internal and external). You will be a trusted advisor on technology matters and transformation projects to the aligned business units.

This role will manage a team of experienced IT and Change Experts to deliver live support, BAU, CI and Change Projects.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Work with key stakeholders to deliver current and emerging business strategies and understand how these might impact current and future services delivered by technology
  • Work with key stakeholders to help define the platform strategy for the business and understand how this fits in with the wider bank strategies and work streams
  • Own the Change delivery process and maintain the overall portfolio plan by providing oversight
  • Coordinate resources across the CIO team to support the resolution of business critical and BAU and CI project
  • Represent business views and make recommendations to the transformation agenda to deliver the business plan
  • Responsible for a good sense process for technology products and service delivery
  • Deliver a high level planning, tracking and reporting of technology investment portfolio that provides informed MI for future agenda
  • Identify and roll out technology solutions to enable the delivery of business agenda
  • Deliver clear and tangible success criteria to effectively measure client expectations and satisfaction across transformation products and services
  • Differentiates the benefits of maintaining existing technology versus investing in new solutions
  • Owns external relationships with third parties providing services to the business
  • Accountable for the delivery of strategic and third party projects, ensuring all business/department/team leads understand their deliverables and address any gaps that merge
  • Leads the business change agenda on business line initiatives and identifies any conflicts that could impact and manage appropriately
  • Ensures clearly defined requirements are received from key stakeholders and responsible for execution of the project and manage any impacts effectively
  • Chairs or attends appropriate committees/forums
  • Ensures key principal risks are assessed and monitored, managed and controlled effectively aligned to the banks risk appetite
  • Responsible for ensuring IT & Change governance is followed
  • Ensure the adherence to IT security policies, in accordance with the client's risk appetite
  • Responsible for setting and managing the budget in line with financial expectations and escalate as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriate support is provided for live incidents and the necessary MI is produced for this

Personal Skills

  • Commercial Awareness with an operational and strategic mindset
  • Excellent Leadership Skills
  • Strong Stakeholder Management Skills in a regulated environment
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Experience in managing complex projects
  • Excellent understanding of strategic planning techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of IT sourcing, contracts, supplier management and outsourcing
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Customer Focused Approach