• Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • M&G Prudential
  • 2019-05-19

Technical Delivery Assurance Lead

  • Full time
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 19 May 19

Technical Delivery Assurance Lead

Working with M&G Prudential as a Technical Delivery Assurance Lead means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Context for the role:

The Technical Delivery Assurance Lead will oversee a cross section of the technical delivery programmes that are executed by the Technology organisation across M&G Prudential. This is c.£100m investment in 2019 and cover c.50-60 programmes and projects. The role holder will drive rigour and discipline in delivery management upon a cross-section of the technical programmes that are being delivered and being mobilised. In doing so will provide a single view of major technology delivery milestones, critical path and risk, ensuring that the Technology organisation meets its commitments to the M&G Prudential Organisation/key stakeholders/customers.

This role requires a strong customer focus, combined with problem solving and technical expertise. The role holder should drive rigour on technical delivery, identifying critical path, dependencies, and risks and work with the technical delivery leads to drive certainty in the technical deliveries.

The role will require significant management of interdependencies, collaboration and stakeholder management across the M&G Prudential organisation. Therefore, the ability to build and manage complex relationships will be key to the success of the role.

Purpose statements:

Responsible lead for creation, management and reporting of technical delivery status upon a cross-section of the technical delivery commitments in Technology (c.£100m investment and c.50-60 programmes and projects)
• Responsible lead for driving rigour and discipline across a section of the technical delivery programmes
• Responsible lead for driving identification of critical path, dependencies and risks to Technology technical delivery commitments and securing mitigations through the relevant technical delivery teams
• Responsible lead for determining senior management priority deep dives required within the cross section of Technology technical delivery programmes to enable focused support and interventions
• Responsible lead for providing the framework and support model to the relevant technical delivery teams to enable them to deliver in a standardized rigorous manner
• Responsible lead for build, maintenance and adoption of a single technical delivery methodology across the relevant technical delivery teams in Technology
• Responsible lead for operating an optimised technical delivery assurance model across the relevant technical delivery teams in Technology through a combination of centralised and federated teams

Experience/Capabilities statements

• Experience of influencing stakeholders at senior level
• Significant experience of generating practical solutions to complex problems
• Significant experience of providing complex recommendations and inputs to technical delivery deliveries
• Significant experience of working in complex and ambiguous environments
• Significant experience of leading a matrix team, building, organising and providing leadership
• Significant experience of delivering complex technical programmes
• Significant experience working across many parallel technical delivery commitments
• Significant experience working in a fast moving and constantly evolving environment
• Significant experience of delivering software delivery life cycle (SDLC) change and continuous improvement
• Detailed knowledge of information/digital technologies
• Detailed knowledge of IT Platforms, systems and processes.
Personal attribute/skills:
• Collegiate and skilled relationship management across multiple stakeholders and cultures
• Analytical mindset - to critically analyse plans and highlight critical paths, risks and gaps
• Strong influencing skills - to effectively drive the leadership team and delivery leads
• Compelling communication skills - to connect with technical teams in the detail as well as senior stakeholders in clarity of status
• Strong teaming skills - building a mutual beneficial relationship and developing a culture of "one team with common aligned goals"
• Effective coaching and empowering skills - strengthening the capabilities of the technical delivery teams and stretch them individually and collectively
• Considerable resilience - to achieve the level of change and resistance to that change
• Continuous improvement - mindset that takes every opportunity to improve the world around them

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.