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Technology Programme Lead

Date: Jan 6, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Technology Programme Lead – B Grade

Role Purpose
The Senior Technology Project Lead will work as part of a central programme and project management centre of excellence within Technology, working with internal and external clients to deliver end-to-end solutions across our digital platforms. The purpose of the role is to manage the project, client expectations, and support delivery from the other functions of the team. Each of our Project Managers are consummate team players who know when to lead and when to step back and support their team and are comfortable with both roles. They are problem solvers who enjoy immersing themselves in new domains.
The role involves working across Technology and the wider KPMG client and internal facing community to drive delivery excellence; agility in our delivery approach to ensure the business can remain highly responsive to market demand and can bring services to market quickly and safely.

Role Responsibilities
• Track record of shaping and leading teams to successful delivery of significant technology, data and business transformation initiatives.
• Experience of managing multi-faceted programmes and mutiple projects, co-ordinating tasks and activities, managing to deadlines, anticipating challenges, difficulties and pressure points.
• Experience of identifying and mitigating delivery risks, as well as leading the resolution of issues / blockers.
• Experience in managing third party vendors and providers.
• Manage programme / project procurement.
• Adept at working closely with business, technology and data teams.
• Understands relevant legislation, governance models and processes.
• Protects against scope creep against the solution design and establishes robust change control processes.
• Cost management, including the establishment of baseline costs and tracking, and contingency planning. Expected to manage budgets of significant value that attract significant investment (£xm)
• Delivery excellence; agility in our delivery approach to ensure the business can remain highly responsive to market demand and can bring services to market quickly and safely; a culture to re-enforce technology as a technology enabler for our clients
• Manage programme and project deliveries to time, budget and quality, directly and indirectly through oversight of other project managers
• To be seen amongst peers as a role model and SME in hybrid - agile/waterfall programme / project management
• Deliver robust and business relevant project reporting – to include Steering committee packs.
• Lead the Technical, Product Owner, Business Analyst and Design Leads throughout a project
• Ability to build/drive the project assurance capability
• Has thorough knowledge of Technology wider strategy and how project assurance fits into the strategy
• Ability to coach the organisation and key stakeholders relating to the benefits and advantages of relevant programme / project methodologies, thereby contributing towards the overall organisation's maturity.
• Ability to coach and guide other team members relating to every aspect of the programme and/or project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.
• To develop tools and techniques for disturbing distributing tasks according to the skills of every team member and also to evaluate the performance of all the team members
• To provide clarity around priorities and goals of programme – also quick wins where appropriate
• Ability to identify all internal/external resources required in completing the programme successfully
• To keep an eye on the latest strategies, tools, terminologies used in project management – i.e. a commercial lens - so that you may adopt those to increase productivity
• To develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy for ensuring communication with all levels of management within the team
• To have excellent stakeholder management and ability to challenge the status quo in an innovative way
• Participate in sales and contribute to winning engagements
• Ensure the project delivery team complies with KPMG standards and frameworks
• Forecasting of resource utilisation, time, costs, and other commitments required.

Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications
• The successful person will drive strategic offerings which position our programme management capability as a function of knowledge and expertise, supporting the wider business objectives.
• A track record of delivering complex technology programmes on time and on budget
• Programme management experience in one or more of the following technologies/platforms; end-to-end system integration, data analytics, digital and web, .Net/C#/SQL, network, server and storage infrastructure, data-warehousing, Appian and BI, cloud hosting, Oracle environments including Fusion, eLearning.
• Have an industry recognised project management qualification, ideally Prince 2, APM Practitioner or Certified Scrum Master
• Expert in the use of standard project management tools (e.g. MS Project, JIRA)
• Budget management experience
• The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, handle quickly changing priorities on multiple projects, and be capable of managing resources to achieve maximum results
• A history of building solid relationships with senior stakeholders including customers and teammates
• Experience interfacing with a customer’s C-level executives and senior internal stakeholders
• Vendor management experience
• Exceptional organisational skills – able to work without supervision
• Commercial in engagement style and thought; good negotiator
• Excellent leadership qualities and a passion for technology

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