Director - Product Lifecycle Management Strategy & Transformation

Functional areas

At Capgemini Invent, we bring to life what’s next for our clients.


By combining strategy, technology, data science, and creative design expertise with an inventive mindset, we partner with our clients to innovate and transform their business, helping them navigate today, while plotting a course for the future.


About Capgemini Invent


As the digital innovation, design and transformation brand of the Capgemini Group, Capgemini Invent enables CxOs to envision and shape the future of their businesses. Located in more than 36 offices and 37 creative studios around the world, it comprises a 10,000+ strong team of strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists who develop new digital services, products, experiences and business models for sustainable growth.


Capgemini Invent is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 270,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50 year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported in 2020 global revenues of €16 billion.


Get The Future You Want

Digital Engineering is part of Capgemini Invent – the management consulting arm of Capgemini. Digital Engineering is an area of major growth potential for Capgemini and has major growth ambitions for the coming years. Digital Engineering aims to power this growth through developing innovative solutions for our clients and drawing on the extensive capabilities of Capgemini including Capgemini Engineering (formerly Altran), Hybrid Intelligence (formerly Tessella) and Cambridge Consultants.


An overview of the role

In this role you will be part of the senior leadership team of the Digital Engineering practice, which is one of the fastest growing areas of Capgemini Invent and focuses on helping our clients realise business value and competitive advantage by transforming the way they develop, commercialise and manufacture products.


As a leader in the practice, you will take on responsibility for developing and delivering major transformation programmes for our clients. You will use the leading digital technologies and techniques including PLM, MBSE, digital thread and twin and IOT to create innovative solutions to address our clients business problems.


You will have the opportunity to work on high profile, impactful projects with industry leading organisations to helping them to define new industry leading capabilities and to transform their existing operations.


Why this role?

As a Director (Product Lifecycle Management Strategy & Transformation in the business) you’ll help set the direction, driving forward the business, model our values and behaviours, and coach and develop junior members of the team. 


You will be able to use your entrepreneurial skills, knowledge and creativity to deliver truly inventive solutions to our clients. You will be at the forefront of driving the growth of the Digital Engineering practice and helping to realise our ambitions.


You will be able to draw on the wider capabilities of Capgemini; within the UK, we are amongst the fastest growing and most successful consultancies in the UK, a testament to the tangible results that we continue to deliver with our clients.  To continue this exciting growth, we are looking to recruit high calibre Digital Engineering experts who can really make a difference for our clients.  


Key expectations from this role include:

  • Driving the growth of the digital engineering practice by identifying and shaping project opportunities
  • Raising the profile of digital engineering and its capabilities, inside and outside of the Capgemini organisation
  • Development of thought leadership and relevant Points of View linked to MBSE, product development and PLM to discuss with clients and use to raise Capgemini’s profile at industry events and conferences
  • Supporting recruitment and the development of the personnel within the team

We’d love to meet someone with:

The ambition to join our team and to help us realise our growth objectives. We are looking for a person with:


  • Significant experience of engineering, product development, new product introduction and manufacturing.  This could have been gained through operational, technical or leadership roles in industry, or through delivering major consulting assignments for blue-chip consulting organisations. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), digital thread and digital twin concepts and the capabilities provided by leading PLM toolsets and their practical application for transforming product design, development, manufacture and through-life support.
  • Experience of operating as a trusted advisor in a C-level environment helping to develop roadmaps for transforming organisational behaviours and enabling the adoption of new innovative working practices

  • Proven ability to be successful in a matrixed organisation, and to enlist support and commitment from peers in selling and delivering consulting solutions.
  • Engaging with clients – developing relationships with senior leaders, VPs and Directors within Tier 1 organisations.
  • Experience of developing and delivering proposition product development, PLM strategy and organisational transformation.
  • Currently working in a major Consulting firm, and/or in industry but having a Consulting background.
  • Business development – utilising a combination of the organisation’s broader pre-existing relationships, company relationships and your own network, you’ll be generating c .£2m of consulting revenues.

Why Capgemini is unique

At Capgemini we don’t just believe in Diversity & Inclusion, we actively go out to making it a working reality. Driven by our core values and Active Inclusion Campaign, we build environments where you can bring you whole self to work.

We aim to build an environment where employees can enjoy a positive work-life balance. Through our New Normal campaign, we are looking to embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Employee wellbeing is vitally important to us as an organisation. We see a healthy and happy workforce a critical component for us to achieve our organisational ambitions. To help support wellbeing we have trained ‘Mental Health Champions’ across each of our business areas. We have also invested in wellbeing apps such as Thrive and Peppy.


Collaboration and Innovation:

We really believe in creating a partnership with our customers. Using our Accelerated Solutions Environment (ASE), you’ll get to know the customer’s needs and challenges, demo innovative solutions and quickly solve problems. It’ll help you discover unexpected answers together.

Learning and development:

There’s an endless amount to learn at Capgemini, and an endless number of ways to do so.  So, you’ll also have unique training opportunities to take advantage of. Some of our consultants even have the chance to go to Les Fontaine (near Paris, France), where we host a conference.  Outside of dedicated training, everyone makes time to help and support one another - collaboration is encouraged across all of our teams.


Whilst you will have London or Glasgow as an office base location, you must be fully flexible in terms of assignment location, as these roles may involve periods of time away from home at short notice.


We offer a remuneration package which includes flexible benefits options for you to choose to suit your own personal circumstances and a variable element dependent grade and on company and personal performance.


In order to commence a role with Capgemini UK plc you will be required to provide documentary proof prior to joining the Company that you are entitled to live and work in the UK.

Job information

Firm: Capgemini Invent

Location: London



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