Senior Manager - IT Led Business Transformation

  • NA
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions UK Ltd
  • 11 Dec 17 2017-12-11

We are building the most exciting and rewarding consulting environment at a time of phenomenal growth. You’ll be joining at a point in our journey where you will be able to influence how we work with our clients, how we reach new markets and take our brand to the next level.

 Already a global leader in business and technology services and a fortune 500 company with $6.1billion in annual revenues, we are agile enough to engage with clients on their most strategic initiatives and have the knowhow and financial strength to deliver the most challenging change programmes. We are one of only a handful of companies in any sector that have shown double digit growth for each of the last 11 years!


The purpose of the roles is to grow the CIO Advisory – IT Strategy consulting business, to deliver consulting revenue, improved client satisfaction and to leverage other Cognizant business.

Key Responsibilities


We are looking for candidates with proven consulting experience to provide leadership direction and are looking to shape their own career:


·         Delivery Lead

o   Lead the delivery of billable IT Strategy client engagements which may include:

o   Developing the IT strategy of how the client will meet the current and future needs of the business including leading strategy development and review sessions with SLT members and help monitor adherence to strategic direction

o   Understanding client’s key business drivers and how the IT function would need to respond to their implications

o   Analysing industry and market trends, including researching emerging technologies, methodologies, etc.  and determining potential impact upon how IT and the Business interact

o   Leading/facilitating the creation of governing principles to guide strategic IT solution decision making

o   Looking at various sourcing models and strategic supplier relationships to explore opportunities to meet strategic objectives

o   Identifying opportunities arising from technology innovations and market changes and respond to take advantage of these

o   Assess and influence the strategic alignment of business processes, change portfolios, architecture and IT spend


·         Business Development –

o   Assist in the development and presentation of client propositions with a focus on IT Strategy, working across Cognizant’s UK and Central European business units in the bid management process

o   Assist in the development of collateral to support practice ‘go to market’ propositions and service offerings

o   Assist in the production and evaluation  CBC practice collateral to support business development and growth

o   Use personal network and networking skills to grow the consulting pipeline within BFS


·         Subject Matter Expert –

o   Develop personal eminence as a Business Consultant and change subject matter expert, across Cognizant, our clients and wider professional communities and organisations.

o   Support the internal communication of CBC Strategy and Transformation capability and service offerings across the broader business

o   Act as an internal and external Ambassador


·         Business Performance

o   Manage personal utilisation and project team results, from pipeline to delivery and quality assurance

o   Ensure the development of practice members to ensure a consistency of service delivery and expertise


·         Methodologies –

o    Develop  and implement a coherent approach and appropriate frameworks to support business transformation proposals, that includes presentations, specimen RFI / RFP content, methodologies, toolkits and deliverables

o   Continually refine and develop methodologies and approaches in line with best practice


·         Thought leadership

o   Create a knowledge-management approach for IT strategy, including case studies and references

o   Prepare thought leadership collateral on IT Strategy that raises Cognizant’s profile in the market and with clients

o   Speak at conferences/networking events to present our thought leadership to increase the mindshare within client


·         People Capability Development

o    Build IT Strategy capability in either within CBC Strategic services, coaching and mentoring more junior consultants

o   Develop cross practice understanding of your service offerings to ensure effective cross selling

o   Support recruitment activities by taking part in candidate screening and interview sessions.


IT Strategy Scope:


We are looking for candidates to take up role as IT Strategy Consulting Managers  that have solid experience and can provide leadership in developing IT Strategy from some or all of the following areas:


·         Business driven IT strategy

·         Digital Strategy & Planning

·         IT organisation performance

·         Enterprise/ Business Architecture

·         IT sourcing

·         Application portfolio rationalisation

·         IT cost optimisation  and investment appraisal

·         Change Management


Essential Experience / Qualifications:


·         Successfully delivered multiple IT Transformation consulting assignments, with CX0 level stakeholder relationship management experience (IT enabled, programme environment)

·         Senior Management experience client-side in IT Transformation

·         Senior stakeholder workshop design and facilitation

·         Deep industry sector understanding and insight (able to shape and consult at a senior level in a key sector)

·         Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Useful other Experience / Qualifications:
·         CoBIT Certification

·         TOGAF Certification

·         ITIL Certification

·         Lean Six Sigma

·         Programme Management Methodology (e.g. MSP, PRINCE 2)

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centres worldwide and approximately 255,800 employees as of September 30, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.