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IT Strategy Programme Director – Transformation – Up to £1000pd

Are you an experienced IT Programme Director availble for your next contract? Do you thrive on in a fast paced transformation environment? Do you have Financial Services sector experience in a smilar role? Then if so, this role could be for you.

The role

Our client, an award winning Financial Services client, with stunning offices in Brighton, will shortly commence the design phase of a significant transformation of the entire IT estate, which will include selection of an external delivery partner and working with potential partners to shape the target state architecture and roadmap.

The organisation now seeks an experienced IT Programme Director to lead this initiative. The successful candidate will have led several large scale technology transformation programmes, bring a solid understanding of enterprise IT architecture patterns and approaches to bring challenge and rigour to the programme overall, including deputising on behalf of the IT Director when required.

Purpose of the role:

The IT Strategy Programme Director will lead the next phase of the organisation’s strategic IT Transformation programme.

Having determined the intended direction of travel through a recent RFI process, they are now ready to move to a detailed RFP to assess proposals for the transformation of the IT estate from a shortlist of potential strategic transformation partners, define the target outcome (in terms of technical, operating & commercial models), make final selection of technology platform, components and transformation partner, shape the roadmap that will define what the transformation journey will look like, & mobilise the execution activities to deliver to plan & business case.

This is a significant and senior role, taking direction from the Director of IT&Change (the programme sponsor & accountable executive), while reporting in programme terms into the Design & Change administration & governance framework.

The underlying present-day architecture comprises a large application stack (circa 90 business systems), with the goal of the strategy to de-duplicate and decommission legacy platforms in favour of a strategic solution, simplify the technology proposition, reduce fixed costs and increase cost variabilisation to protect value for our two million members.

Experience required


  • Platform consolidation from concept through selection to delivery
  • Proven experience of leading compliant RFX procurement processes, including proposal assessment & contract negotiation
  • Design/shaping of target enterprise architecture in Financial Services
  • Significant background of strategic IT design, delivery and transformation programmes
  • Strong & articulate communicator, comfortable with both a technical and a business audience, both verbal & written
  • Demonstrated ability to face off to senior management stakeholders up to Board level with appropriate gravitas

Nice to have

  • Establishment & operation of strategic partnership between IT vendor(s) & corporate customer
  • Experience of BPO assessment, due diligence, delivery
  • Life and pensions and savings platforms industry knowledge
  • Formal qualification MSP/PRINCE

***Rate for this one is up to £1000 per day and they are looking for someone to start ASAP***

To apply, please send me your CV to ryan dot jones at kdrrecruitment dot com or connect to me on LinkedIn and send me a message ASAP.

Job Title: IT Strategy Programme Director (Contract)

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Salary: £800 – £1000 per day


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