Programme Director - Cloud Strategy

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    £1000 - £1200 per day + Inside IR35

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    Abbie Levens

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    5 months ago

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    6 months

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Cloud Strategy Programme Director,
£1000-£1200 per day (inside IR35)
6 months+

The role

* Define the Transformation strategy and approach for Clients Cloud ambitions. Proactively work with senior stakeholders across the Client business to align and build working level consensus
* Design and embed the programme structures. Implement the required PMO artefacts required for a programme of this size, complexity & profile
* Own the production of an overall transformation plan with key milestones, dependencies and success criteria. Drive the activities, demonstrating exceedingly high levels of ownership and initiative to secure the planned outcomes
* Create robust reporting & governance metrics, suitable for operational and ExCo level audiences that will track programme progress and give early visibility of issues, successes etc.
* Define and allocate transformation targets across the organisation and ensure delivery, taking remedial actions as required
* Rapidly understand the Client & IT Architecture processes and ways of working. Ensure these are adhered to or provide early visibility of any blockers
* Ensure alignment with other areas of hyper-scaler action i.e. our data & analytics programme, other commercial initiatives with AWS beyond 'own use'

* Get into detailed delivery by managing the migration of the first few applications. Use this phase to obtain 'hands on' experience to better understand the challenges and create the programme plan for the full application scope
* Able to operate at pace, quickly developing a good understanding of the problem and outcomes
* Must be able to respond appropriately and flexibly. Experienced in using a range of project management approaches to drive towards the best outcomes
* Must have excellent attention to detail, finisher-completer skills. Own tasks, actions and plans through to completion

* Large Cloud Transformation and Migration experience
* AWS experience
* Experience delivering change in a changing environment
* Strong stakeholder Management
* Shape/craft programme view & strategy

* Have a high level understanding of technology components
* Previous experience in delivering multiple cloud transformation programmes, within medium - large organisation
* Cost/Benefit management post-business case
* Have a good understanding of the procurement lifecycle and vendor management

* Extremely strong written and verbal communicator and collaborator
* Clearly communicate milestones and deliverables to the wider project team. Is able to articulate risks and issues in a business context so that the full impacts are understood
* Can obtain stakeholder support for the plan. Able to get stakeholder buy-in to key milestones and delivery dates
* Able to understand when an issue requires escalation and articulate this clearly through the correct chain of command to obtain resolution
* Able to communicate clearly with vendors within the parameters of the procurement boundaries
* Able to identify sensitive / confidential information and manage it in line with the Client protocols