IT Strategy and Transformation Consultant

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Please note: We're all currently working remotely due to Covid-19. We hope to be back in the office later this year.

We are looking for people who want to play a key part in our vision to maintain our market leadership in IT Strategy and Transformation. Our clients look to us for help in re-imagining and transforming their IT organisation, from defining an ambitious future through to driving performance improvement and operational efficiencies.  As part of PA’s IT Strategy & Sourcing Capability, you’ll join an environment where your individuality and ideas matter. You will help us work with clients to develop and implement technology and digital organisations that drive the business’ ambition.

As an IT Strategy and Transformation consultant, you will help your client to define their IT and digital strategy, design target operating models, improve service management and deliver transformation programmes to create future-ready IT organisations. You will demonstrate initiative, drive and a commitment to helping your clients succeed.

At PA you have the license to think innovatively when it comes to achieving the best outcomes for our clients. We build multi-disciplinary teams to achieve our clients’ ambitions so you will have the opportunity to work with colleagues with a range of business transformation, technology and digital expertise across a range of sectors. 

We are looking for IT Strategy and Transformation Consultants in every stage of their career with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Your responsibilities will depend on your grade, however at all levels you will have the opportunity to;

  • Work with business and IT leaders, up to and including the CIO/CTO/CDO and Executive team.
  • Draw on your knowledge of the principles of service management, agile, lean and Dev Ops as well as the opportunities that are possible through emerging trends in digital architectures, process automation, cloud infrastructure, strategic sourcing and artificial intelligence.
  • Collaborate with your colleagues to manage some of our most exciting projects across our portfolio of FTSE100 and Fortune 500 clients.
What we're looking for

You may not have had a traditional consulting role, but you should have a desire for change and natural curiosity in technology and digital.  Although consultancy experience will be valuable, we are also interested in candidates with relevant experience from within IT organisations and a passion for solving IT challenges.

You should have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant Strategy or Transformation experience in an IT or digital context, although more would be expected for senior roles.
  • Knowledge of the general principles of information technology and technical/process experience in the following is essential: IT strategy development, IT operating model design, IT service management, digital and agile/lean transformation
  • A passion for adding value to clients’ business and embracing change driven by IT, technology and digital
  • An ability to demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • A desire to develop PA’s internal IT Strategy and Transformation Capability as well as working with our clients
  • Flexibility to travel both nationally and internationally to our clients for varying durations

Advantageous to have:

  • Experience of working with IT leaders or equivalent (CIO, CTO, CDO) to define their vision and strategy
  • Knowledge of IT Service Management (ITIL) and IT Controls (COBIT) frameworks
  • A proven ability to think conceptually, solve problems and to deliver practical results
  • Experience of working in large transformational programmes 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to manage a large and varied workload, to prioritise and multitask
  • Bringing knowledge and practical experience of working in at least one of the following market sectors :
    • Healthcare & Life Sciences
    • Transport
    • Financial Services 
    • Defence and Security
    • Energy and Utilities
    • Consumer and Manufacturing
    • Public Services
Benefits

• Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

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