Job Description

£750 - £800/day

Director Delivery, Transformation (Guidewire)

Our client, a leading Consulting multi national company, is hiring for a Program Director- Delivery and Transformation with proven experience in Guidewire specific to Insurance domain.We are looking for a seasoned Senior Programme Delivery Manager to manage the End to End delivery of a strategic GBP100 Million Technology change programmeThe programme entails replacing the legacy mainframe policy servicing platform with new state of the art Policy Servicing Platform (Guidewire) coupled with new CRM front end.As a Program Direcror, Guidewire (Insurance), you will be expected to:• Be part of the programme leadership team reporting to the Programme Director and other ExCo members
• Chair various Steering and Working Group meetings, providing updates to ExCo members and other relevant committees
• Oversee the programme baseline development and implementation
• Work with Technology Teams, Business Heads, Implementation Partner (System Integrator) and members of the core Programme Delivery Team
• Define and maintain various releases through the use of the project work breakdown structures, product backlogs, sprint backlogs, project and programme charters
• Be part of the leadership team, the role will also include business development and development of market leading collaterals and capabilities
• Have excellent planning, problem solving, project management and leadership skills. The ability to communicate effectively with technical personnel as well as management/executives including verbal, formal presentation and written communication skills is essential.
• Define the communication and governance plans, risk and issue management logs, scope definition, schedules, resource requirements & allocation, removing blockers and managing commercials, budgets and people
• Deal with Group Audit requirements and supporting auditsAs a Program Direcror, Guidewire (Insurance), you must have experience of:• Successfully managing and delivering large scale transformation / technology change programmes with budgets in excess of GBP 25-50M
• Managing big delivery teams – in excess of 200 members
• Managing Executive level sponsors and managing large scale System Integrator led deployments
• Having in depth knowledge of agile and other methodologies
• Understanding, managing and communicating between complex stakeholder groups, balancing priorities
• Supporting the Programme Director by overseeing the delivery of their vision for the programme
• Supporting and coaching delivery managers