Discipline: Change Management
Job type: Permanent
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Job ref: J4414
Published: 10 months ago
CHANGE & INTEGRATION – PROGRAMME MANAGER Looking for the opportunity to lead a portfolio of change programmes including M&A, integration and Group strategic projects for an ambitious, energised and rapidly growing company? We need a Programme Manager with first class stakeholder management and organisational skills to lead our most important change and integration programmes. The role reports directly into the Group Head of Change. You may be leading the programme to integrate a recent acquisition or leading the pan-European roll out for a strategic Group project. Whatever the challenge you will be driving change and leading from the front. RESPONSIBILITIES • Leading and executing delivery of integration and change programmes through the full change and implementation life cycle; • Defining and managing programme governance with internal and external providers - including planning the overall programme, monitoring progress and ensuring the delivery of the agreed business benefits; • Work with management to identify staffing and resource needs within the project and function and external (where required) teams. • Ensure management of the key risks, issues and interdependencies across the programme – including engagement with the risk and compliance functions. • Ensure a consistent understanding across Group and Local functions of the objectives, deliverables, benefits and any internal, statutory, and/or regulatory reporting obligations; • Manage the delivery in line with agreed budgets, identifying and mitigating deviations in a timely and visible manner; and • Manage communication to executive and senior stakeholders, building their trust and gaining confidence in the predictable quality of the delivery. • ROLE REQUIREMENTS • Exceptional people skills and ability to motivate and work with colleagues in different countries / offices and from different functions; • The ability to define the best way forward for programmes whilst aligning internal and external stakeholders; • Exceptional creativity and problem solving skills with the ability to look beyond the obvious and work out how to avoid and move around emerging problems; • Experience working within a life assurance / reinsurance business. Particularly where that experience came from leading change within operational and support function areas and/or leading cross border change; • Formal project management qualifications would be beneficial; • Willingness to engage in the detail at all stages of the programme lifecycle to ensure clarity of direction and informed prioritisation calls; • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to work to business-critical and regulatory deadlines; • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels with excellent communication, interaction and influencing skills, accepting and offering constructive challenge; and • French or Italian language skills would be a bonus