Programme Delivery Manager

10 Mar 2018
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Programme Delivery Manager

£Competitive + Benefits


Job Role

* Be passionate and responsible for delivering great technology to Cadent to improve our business
* Manage either large programmes of work or a portfolio of programmes and projects to achieve brilliant business outcomes and value
* Delivery technology and business change from initiation to completion to deliver business benefits
* Leveraging the range of resources and experience across the full IS function whilst influencing key stakeholders to achieve successful delivery
* Mentor and coach more junior members of the IS Solution delivery team

Key Accountabilities

* Successfully shape and deliver a range of complex and challenging projects and programmes to deliver business value
* Embed a culture of commercial rigour to the team
* Ensure the rationale for all projects is underpinned by a strong business case which is transparent to the programme sponsor within the business and maximises investment in technology.
* Ensure that the value of each programme is evident using business models
* Directing programmes utilising all available resources and relationships
* Managing dependencies, risks, plans, costs and resourcing needs across multiple programmes
* Ensures that the Programme implements a change which achieves the objectives that have been set and that the business benefits are realised
* Initiates formal reviews of the Programme and its achievements
* Engage and influence stakeholders
* Introduce best practice programme and project management principles and ensure these are adhered to.
* Operate as a role model Valued Business Partner, championing similar behaviours across IS

Key Skills

* Extensive experience at successfully delivering challenging and complex technology programmes/ business change involving working with field based employees and outsourced development partners.
* Has the ability to influence and manage senior stakeholders at Director level.
* Has proven leadership, relationship, communication and presentation skills.
* A good knowledge of working in regulated businesses and IS strategy and drivers.

* Understands policies, management structures and reporting procedures for all aspects of Programme Delivery.
* Extensive experience of delivering in a multi-vendor environment with strong commercial acumen and vendor management skills.
* Demonstrate the Valued Business Partner capabilities and behaviours in all interactions with IS Colleagues, vendors and business stakeholders.
* Significant domain knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Infrastructure, Business Applications, Critical National Infrastructure and/or Enterprise Level Applications

A little more about us

Over the last few months, you may have seen media coverage about National Grid selling the majority stake in its gas distribution business to an investment group. The sale has recently completed, and we now have a new identity – Cadent.

Ultimately we’re still the same sizeable organisation, with the same 200 year heritage, but now we can exclusively focus on what we do best - keeping the energy flowing for our customers. We want to ensure you understand that by applying for this role, you will be applying to join a bright future with Cadent.

For further insight into us please go to – (url removed)

What happens next?

The closing date is 22nd March 2018.

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