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Global Transformation Manager x 2


Company Profile

International client, Financial Services

Role requirements

Key Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • As part of the CTO team you will be responsible for:
  • Be the day to day focus for the management of the transformation project
  • Co-ordinate/support the activities of the functional and country leads
  • Manage high-level project budgets and status
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Manage project issues, risks and key decisions
  • Facilitate the project / portfolio governance process and ensure the project team comply with the governance procedures – aligned with GTO
  • Report progress to the business according to standard reporting timelines
  • Facilitate global programme “on-boarding” and establish disciplined and accurate tracking of high-level programmes status, risks & issues, financial/non-financial KPIs, aligned with GTO and jointly with Head of Portfolio - ensuring plans, budgets, critical success factors, metrics and key milestones are identified for all projects and programmes within the portfolio
  • Proactively support country teams in optimising country change portfolios and roadmaps
  • Keep track of financials, KPIs and milestones in line with business cases.
  • Drive issue resolution where required to improve return on investment and executional certainty.
  • Guide change programmes through transformation process.
  • Ad hoc deep dives and assurance/analysis of global programmes/portfolios

Key Developments

  • The challenge in this role is navigating and influencing the matrix, finding the right balance between our global strategy and local plans. The ability to effectively manage senior stakeholders (Business Portfolio managers, CEOs and Heads of Global Functions e.g. HR, Finance etc.) and create consensus while driving the change.
  • Ability to gain people’s commitment and achieve good cooperation between teams is crucial for the success of this position.

Skills required

  • c. 3-5 years experience in a project and/ or programme and change management role
  • Proven successful track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision across a range of projects, including those with a digital/IT focus and commercial management components.
  • Clear evidence of strong leadership, people and stakeholder management skills.
  • Experienced in managing virtual teams in a project scenario in global, complex matrix organizations.
  • High degree of organisational awareness (how to get things done in this organisation).
  • You will be experienced using both waterfall and agile project methodologies
  • Experience of Programme and project level financial management
  • Ideally has implemented change in a global context acquiring international experience on how change is designed and delivered across countries and geographies (sensitive to cultural differences).
  • Ability to flex style to meet the needs/expectations of very different cultures within the organisation
  • Consulting and/or finance background desirable
  • Experience in financial services desirable – good knowledge of complex Financial Services environments
  • Experience in operations or IT strongly desirable
  • Skilled in process analysis, mapping and design.
  • An understanding of technical designs processes to support the delivery of IT solutions desirable.
  • Certifications in any of the following are highly desirable: Programme and Project Support Office (BCS Professional Certification (formerly ISEB) PPSO); Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (APMG - P30®); Managing Successful Programmes (MSP™); Management of Risk (M_o_R®); Management of Value (MoV®))Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3®), or other PMO qualification
  • Degree/MBA qualified is desirable
  • Very strong Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Excellent written & spoken English essential. Multiple languages preferred

Salary details

Rate: Market rate

Start date: ASAP

Location: Amsterdam, NL

Duration: Long term project role




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