Programme Director - Transition & Transformation

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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    Up to £0.00 per day

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    Mike Tripp

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Programme Director - Transition & Transformation to be based in Edinburgh on an 6 Month contract. Experienced Programme Director needed to lead the successful delivery of large and complex customer IT Transition & Transformation Programs from planning, design to implementation.

Job Title - Programme Director - Transition & Transformation

Location - Edinburgh

Rate - Market Rates per day

Duration - 6 Months

Transformation Program Director

  • Leads the successful delivery of large and complex customer IT Transition & Transformation Programs from planning, design to implementation.
  • Manages the program from start to completion including the resolution of project risks and issues.
  • Provides leadership and management of the various project managers, PMO and teams within the program.
  • Ensures program objectives and performance metrics are achieved.
  • Ensures that program deliverables meet the required quality standards and are accepted by the customer.
  • Responsible for regular customer and internal program status and financial reporting.
  • Responsible for organizing and leading the various project teams and program governance team meetings.
  • Accountable for the delivery of the Program Budget.
  • Achieve excellence on defined internal success parameters such as schedule, cost, and process adherence, quality of deliverables, minimum rework, planned effort and higher customer satisfaction.
  • Achieve excellence for customer success parameters such as meeting customers' business objectives, planned budget, on time delivery, leading to satisfied customers)
  • Establish connect across customer CIO organization, client business functions and suppliers in order to deliver a successful Transformation program.
  • Develop and manage service partner relationships together with the CIS SI Procurement team.
  • Ensure profitability of the overall engagement, by meeting customer profitability objectives as per plan.
  • Ensure that integrity of the program is maintained focusing on internal consistency and compliance to standards, processes and strategies.
  • Adherence, to standard document quality checks and control. Adherence to quality procedures such as Six Sigma, ensuring quality orientation for self and team.
  • Active participation during presales cycle and enable CIS PS to win additional business.
  • Build tight working relationship with CIS PS Transformation offshore delivery teams.
  • Good business judgment, a comfortable, open communication style, and a willingness and ability to work with customers and teams.
  • Candidate will report to CIS PS lead Europe and be part of the European T&T Program Expertise team.
  • Extensive travel will be required to/from customer project location, if needed.

Skills required

  • Executive presence, experienced in directly consulting IT Executives of large Enterprises.
  • Excellent consulting skills:
    • Requirements gathering and problem solving methods
    • Communication and presentation skills
    • Client management.
    • Capability to support the sales team to identify and develop business opportunities, both within the existing work scope and more widely.
  • Strong commercial orientation, with excellent negotiation skills.
  • Extensive background in Infrastructure Transformation Program Management and delivery.
  • Proficient/certified in Program Management Tools and Processes, such as PMI and/or Prince 2.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder management & conflict resolution.
  • Proven people and customer management skills.


  • Experience with executing large and complex multi-technology Transition and Transformation Programs including leading teams of several project/program managers.
  • Extensive external client-facing Program Management experience.
  • Experience with large scale IT Infrastructure Transition programs.
  • Extensive background in IT Infrastructure Transformation Program Management.
  • Achievement of high level of Customer Satisfaction.
  • IT infrastructure domain knowledge is a must.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects with competing priority or multiple interrelated projects to deliver
  • Demonstrable thought leadership, through authorship (or participation in) white papers or presentation at conferences.
  • Team leading and/or management, including team planning, prioritizing & goal setting
  • Working collaboratively with clients to develop and execute solution strategies to support organizational direction

Degrees/Certifications Earned

  • University degree, preferably in Computer Engineering.
  • Prince 2 or PMI certification.


  • 20 or more years of IT experience.
  • Minimum of 10 year experience as an IT Infrastructure Transformation Program Manager.
  • Exposure and working level knowledge of working with and interfacing to global delivery teams
  • Fluent in English.

Candidates should submit CVs in the first instance. Mike Tripp 0161 924 3631