Director of Strategy & Planning

Location Manchester
Discipline: Internal
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Neil Camfield

Contact email: Careers@co-operativebank.co.uk
Job ref: 006942
Published: 19 days ago

Director of Strategy and Planning

Manchester/Agile

Full Time

Competitive Salary

 

 

This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to develop and own the Bank’s aggregate investment plan on behalf of the Managing Director Strategy & Simplification and ensure the operational effectiveness of executing the work in line with the Bank’s policies, risk appetite, ethics values and culture. 

 

Key accountabilities for the role include:

 

*       Ensure investment portfolio delivers to agreed performance targets (cost, time, quality).

*       Ensure that the investment portfolio regulatory obligations are met, within agreed timescales with the regulatory bodies.

*       Manage investment portfolio finances, reporting and financial control point updates

*       Co-ordination and management of IPOC, acting as Deputy Chair where required.

*       Oversight of Investment Portfolio and Annual Prioritisation Process.

*       Update and maintenance of the Bank Change Methodology (CTQ)

*       Manage Exec and Board quarterly transformation portfolio updates

*       Maintain and manage risks and issues at Bank investment portfolio level.

*       Ensure investment portfolio delivers to agreed performance targets (cost, time, quality).

*       Ensure that the investment portfolio regulatory obligations are met, within agreed timescales with the regulatory bodies.

 

Knowledge Skills and Experience required

 

*       Experience in strategic planning and execution including implementation of complex IT and business change

*       Numerically proficient with strong financial experience to drive value and costs benefit realisation

*       Experience and expertise of information technology and financial services operations, gained from working extensively with large, complex businesses.

*       Expert knowledge of programme and project management techniques (essential).

*       Deep understanding of process, technology and operational needs and challenges in large scale UK financial service organisations

*       Extensive track record in leading and transforming large scale IT organisations

*       Strong programme management / planning expertise required to co-ordinate and prioritise multiple projects simultaneously, adapting to changes in business requirements.

*       Experience of managing third parties to drive value through mutual, win-win outcomes.

*       Experienced at managing executive level regulatory relationships.

*       Adept at building high performance, assignment-based teams.

*       Track record in safely deploying change with minimal risk to service stability

*       Ability to shape own team, build capability and drive change, leverages diversity across teams, businesses and cultures.

*       Ability to build constructive strategic relationships across technology and business domains

*       Ability to influence at Exec and Board level

*       Excellent presentation skills, both written and verbal.

*       Track record in waterfall and agile software development methodologies/mindset.

 

Our Bank is committed to continuing to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment where all colleagues can fulfil their potential. We welcome applications from talented individuals from all backgrounds and lifestyles who can work with us in maintaining a culture of belonging, where people are valued and respected.

 

As a reputable employer regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, all offers of employment for this role are subject to a series of background checks, including criminal (DBS) and financial checks.

 

Please note we may withdraw this vacancy once sufficient applications have been reached.