Head of IT & Business Change

6 days left

Newbury Building Society
South West / Wales / South East
£75,000 to £85,000
13 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
CIO, Department Head, Director
Contract Type
  • Head of IT & Business Change to join Newbury Building Society
  • To lead three teams IT, Core systems and Business Change

About Our Client

The Newbury Building Society story began in 1856 and has been serving the community ever since in the provision of mortgages and savings for its members. We believe strongly in the development and wellbeing of our employees and demonstrate this through our caring culture. At the Newbury you will be part of a team who are critical to making a difference. We are at the beginning of our digital journey and this role is key to delivering our corporate plan.

Job Description

Head of IT & Business Change to lead three teams IT, Core systems and Business Change in defining the execution steps of a strategy that will digitise our business and help deliver revenue growth and higher levels of customer satisfaction.

Head of IT & Business Change Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of IT, systems & Change through management of 3 core teams
  • Executive voice for the infrastructure, system and processes and key role to support change
  • Develop the future capabilities and resilience in direct reports required to support the business
  • As part of a senior team develop and implement the Digital change agenda - managing multiple projects at any one time from conception to fully operational
  • Collaborate with other executive peers to create alignment to people and customer strategies
  • Collaborate with stakeholders inside and outside of the organisation to define requirements and to assess inter-dependencies
  • Act as the 'go-to' person for the senior team in respect of all aspects of the projects you are accountable for
  • Manage the total cost of the project to budget and track that benefits will be realised in line with plan
  • Develop risk scenarios and mitigation plans
  • Define business readiness criteria and manage the project to them
  • Track and report issues and plans
  • Define and measure success metrics
  • Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications (both internal and external)
  • Financial Services would be an advantage
  • Job Functions
  • Information Technology
  • Project Management
  • Strategy/Planning
  • Education and experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Financial services experience desirable but not essential

The Successful Applicant

Head of IT & Business Change:

  • Experience delivering digital transformation projects
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles and tools
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
  • Forward looking with a holistic approach
  • Organised with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills
  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with other members of the executive team and through others
  • Understanding of organisational issues and challenges and how to mitigate issues

What's on Offer

75k to 85k + package

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPFE14032346Z

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