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Planning and Strategy Consultant

Job Description

Senior Strategy and Planning Consultant-6 Month Contract- Global Business-£750pd

This role requires someone with real IT and Business know how with ability to see where the 2 meet and effectively cross over. The right candidate will show strong data analysis skills which in turn will allow set up of new process that can stream line reporting lines ,technology functions and project management. This will also require impeccable presentation skills in Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to turn tech jargon into pragmatic language to deliver to C-Level stakeholders
With a £150 Million tech budget annually this company really do invest heavily but identifying where budget should be spent and why is a key responsibility of the role.

Strategy & Planning will cover
*maintain the technology vision and objectives; and help define the strategy, architecture, plans and tools to deliver it
*work closely with senior stake holders of all business, head office and technology functions (and partner directly with the Finance Global Technology function) to analyse data from the current operating model. Analyse technology cost, quality and efficiency drivers including resourcing, project prioritisation, cost charge-back and strategies for location, purchasing and vendor management to provide actionable insights to Exec level management
*provide recommendations on the effectiveness, efficiency and adaptability of the technology service, through defining, managing and refining value capture metrics.
*Identify gaps in tools, processes and governance practices and drive process improvement measures to address them
*work closely with Internal Communications to define and implement an effective horizontal and vertical communications and reporting strategy for technology

Key skills required include
*Effective senior technology and business stakeholder engagement in a fast paced international business
*Ability to work independently and proactively with a "getting things done attitude", often with limited or ambiguous data from a variety of sources
*Superior proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel and expert at presenting complex data in an insightful, informative and actionable way
*Demonstrable experience of the implementation and use of tools and processes to support Agile technology governance and controls

The JM Group is operating and advertising as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for interim / contract / temporary positions. The JM Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds.