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Transformational Programme Director (12 MTH FTC)

IQ EQ Administration Services (UK) Ltd
Belfast, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jul 2, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

We are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Strategic Transformation Director to lead our global team in delivering a critical programme of work across the group. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale strategic transformational programmes that are complex and span multiple jurisdictions.

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with a proven track record of delivering high-performing solutions and driving continuous improvement with robust analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, to be able to lead the execution of complex customer facing products and services. You'll be proficient with change and transformation methodologies and how to translate these into simplified practices.

  • Lead the planning, development, and execution of a high-profile strategic transformation programme that aligns with IQ-EQ's long-term goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders and stakeholders to define the strategic vision and ensure alignment across the organisation.
  • Manage a global team of project managers, analysts, and other professionals to drive project delivery and ensure successful roll-out of transformation initiatives; leading and motivating teams to effectively transform and embed cultural change.
  • Identifying, assessing, and mitigating potential risks that could impact the project. This includes creating risk management plans and monitoring risk throughout the project lifecycle to ensure successful delivery.
  • Proactively anticipate potential refinements or problems that could arise during programme delivery and take necessary steps to address them in a timely manner. This includes conducting regular reviews, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing corrective actions to ensure project success and mitigate potential delays or setbacks.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and agility within the team and across the organisation.
  • Develop and implement robust change management strategies to ensure smooth adoption of new processes, technologies, and ways of working.
  • Monitor and report on programme progress to senior leadership, making recommendations for adjustments as needed.
  • Act as a trusted advisor to senior leadership on strategic transformation initiatives, providing insights and recommendations based on industry best practices and emerging trends.
  • Make recommendations to influence decision-making in order to maintain progress towards delivery and benefits realisation with the ability to influence key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate cross collaboration across functions by establishing communication channels, fostering a culture of open dialogue, and organising cross-functional projects to encourage collaboration and knowledge-sharing between departments.
Key competencies for position and level
  • Strategic mindset
  • Drives vision and purpose
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Global perspective
  • Manages complexity
  • Situational adaptability
Key behaviours we expect to see

In addition to demonstrating our Group Values (Authentic, Bold, and Collaborative), the role holder will be expected to demonstrate the following:
  • Strategic Thinking, Acting, and Influencing
  • Adaptability
  • Inspires a Shared Vision - the successful team member identifies and anticipates the business needs of their stakeholders and customers and seeks to understand how they can create a more meaningful and stronger business relationship with them.
  • Working Across Organisational Boundaries - Today's successes are not enough for our strategic thinkers, who are forever looking for ways to reach the next level.
  • Enables Others to Act

Required Experience
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Management, or a related field
  • Proven track record of successfully leading large-scale strategic transformation initiatives in a global, matrixed organisation.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of how strategic change can drive business performance and growth.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • Highly proactive and results-oriented, with a strong sense of initiative and self-motivation
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and managing multiple priorities simultaneously
If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for driving transformational change and have the skills and experience to lead a global team through this critical programme of work, we invite you to apply for this role.

Additional information


As a forward-looking business, sustainability is integral to our strategy and operations. Our sustainability depends on us building and maintaining meaningful, long-term relationships with all our stakeholders - including our employees, clients, and local communities - while also reducing our impact on our natural environment.

There is always more we can, and should do, to improve - whether in relation to our people, our clients, our planet, or our governance. Our ongoing success as a business depends on our sustainability and agility in a changing and challenging global landscape. We're committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture for our people, led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion steering committee.

Our learning and development programmes and systems (including PowerU and MyCampus) enable us to invest in growing our employees' careers, while our hybrid working approach supports our employees in achieving balance and flexibility while remaining connected to their colleagues. We want to empower our 5,500+ employees - from 94 nationalities, speaking 41 languages across 25 countries - to each achieve their potential. Through IQ-EQ Launchpad we support women managers launching their first fund, in an environment where only 15% of all private equity and venture capital firms are gender balanced.

We're committed to growing long-term relationships with our clients and supporting them in achieving their objectives. We understand that our client's sustainability and success leads to our sustainability and success. We're emotionally invested in our clients right from the beginning.

Company description


We're a leading Investor Services group offering end-to-end services in administration, accounting, reporting, regulatory and compliance needs of the investment sector worldwide."

We employ a global workforce of 5,500+ people across 25 jurisdictions and have assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$750 billion. We work with 13 of the world's top 15 private equity firms.

Our services are underpinned by a Group-wide commitment to ESG and best-in-class technology including a global data platform and innovative proprietary tools supported by in-house experts.

Above all, what makes us different is our people."Operating as trusted partners to our clients,"we deliver intelligent solutions through a combination of technical expertise and strong relationships based on deep client understanding."

We're driven by our Group purpose, to power people and possibilities.

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