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Transformation Programme Manager

Date: 29-Nov-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ has ambitious plans for Growth and to help achieve these has created a Transformation directorate under the leadership of the Group Director Transformation within the Enterprise Services Function. 
In order to support the Group Director Transformation discharge their global responsibilities two transformation theme leads have been appointed, Group transformation and Digital & Data transformation. The transformation leads will develop the strategy and lead the transformation change projects or programmes throughout the organisation, influencing and engaging senior leaders to deliver the agreed outcomes.


The Group Director Transformation will be responsible for:

•    Developing an integrated approach to organisational performance management that results in delivery of ever-improving value to customers and stakeholders and improvement of overall organisational effectiveness and capabilities, including development of our organisational structures, KPI’s and culture to improve our customer-focus and competitiveness.
•    Refining and implementing our QinetiQ Operating Model processes, governance mechanisms and metrics. The QinetiQ Operating Model includes bringing together Operating Sectors and Group Functions to deliver to our customers in a consistent way across the globe.

The Transformation Programme Manager will support the Group Director Transformation and take day to day responsibility for the first of these responsibilities in implementing the QinetiQ Operating Model across QinetiQ globally.

They are required to act as a QinetiQ leader first and foremost, working across the Group, supporting the Businesses and Functions to develop our organisation.
This is a unique business leadership position, focused on driving change and transformation, including driving improved productivity, improved employee engagement, and improved business performance all of which will help contribute to delivering the Group ambition. It will involve working across all of QinetiQ’s Businesses and functions and will provide excellent career growth future opportunity.


Key Accountabilities

1.    Implement the Transformation programmatic’s, such as developing Programme management plans, managing risks through Predict!, schedule using PPM and aligning to benefits whilst working with Work Stream Leads in order to achieve the outcomes.
2.    Coordinate and manage the transformation artefacts and formal QinetiQ Operating Model documents on behalf the Group Transformation Director and update quarterly.
3.    Manage interdependencies across Group Functional transformation programmes and the Digital and Data Programme ensuring alignment between both transformation entities and each internal customer requirements (Operating Sectors).
4.    Implement the appropriate governance regime required to demonstrate command and control of the transformation deliverables and to facilitate good decision making practices at pace. 
5.    Support implementation of internal processes, tools and systems to ensure clarity on customer journeys through the organisation, covering end-to-end internal processes, working across Operating Sectors and Group Functions.
6.    Conduct cultural change impact and readiness assessments to identify key changes or readiness gaps and develop and execute change management activities to minimise risk, including communication plans, change impact studies, readiness assessments, end user training adoption curve tracking, and benefits realisation.
7.    Liaise with the internal communications team and lead of global communications campaign on behalf of transformation and throughout the transformation lifecycle. Ensuring the appropriate communications and target audiences/countries.
8.    Role model the QinetiQ Values and behaviours to enable a collaborative business environment.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

•    Strategic thinker: ability to think beyond immediate area of responsibility, requiring:   business awareness, critical analysis and integration of information, ability to bridge “old and new” ways of working and to develop action-oriented plans.
•    Customer orientated: ensuring changes deliver appropriate customer focus, with strong partner and customer orientation and ability to deliver outside formal line management arrangements.
•    Results Orientated: focused on improvement of business results.
•    Leadership: able to deliver the vision and direction for the Perform Transformation Programme, to influence and align others towards this common purpose 
•    Change Leadership: transforming and aligning the business through its people to drive for improvement in new and challenging directions.
•    Team player: focusing, aligning and building effective groups within immediate business and across different functions and locations, encouraging innovation and fostering an inclusive environment.
•    Communication skills: being able to effectively communicate as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
•    Stakeholder Management: being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the Transformation outcomes.
•    Change Management: being able to develop and enact a structured approach to organisational change in support of QinetiQ’s vision, overcoming resistance to change from the impacted people. 
•    Benefits Management: being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from change programmes.
•    Industry: Understanding of the Defence & security industry and the issues and opportunities it faces, in areas such as technology, data and business change.


Experience & Qualifications

•    Experience & understanding of Project & Programme management including tools and practices.
•    Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, project management, problem-solving, and influencing skills.
•    Must be a clear and articulate communicator and have professional poise and presence with a diverse set of audiences, with the ability to partner across all levels.
•    Demonstrated experience working with multi-skilled teams on projects to deliver robust programmes.
•    Demonstrated an understanding of the Defence & Security environment and working in a technical organisation.
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience either leading a complex project or global in scale, or leading programmes or having a significant role in their success.


Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.