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Portfolio Planning Manager

Employer
Data Communications Company
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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At the Data Communications Company, we believe in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. We've built the secure infrastructure that's supporting the mass roll-out of smart meters across the country. Our universal, secure network will be in 30 million homes and small businesses, making it the largest network in Britain. So it's a truly exciting time to join us. You'll be part of a team that's supporting the country's transition to a low-carbon economy, and helping to ensure an affordable, secure, and sustainable energy supply for the future.

Operating independently of its parent company, Capita plc*, the DCC is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We're directed by the Department for Business and regulated by OFGEM. We collaborate with the Government and leading telco and utility industry service providers to help protect consumers and give them better energy choices. A finalist in the Top Workplace Awards in 2018, we reward professionals who thrive in an environment of change and innovation. Watch this video and if it ignites your interest, apply below.

The Role:

DCC is seeking a skilled and experienced Portfolio Planning Manager to join our talented and dynamic team supporting a significant portfolio of change. This is a key role that is critical to the successful delivery of the DCC change portfolio.

You'll be working as part of the DCC Portfolio Office and help continue to develop a high performing and progressive team that challenges and enables the business to keep moving forward and works with them to deliver our collective goals.

Reporting to the Head of Portfolio Office, the Portfolio Planning Manager is responsible for developing and embedding programme and project planning standards and capability and building and maintaining the pipeline of planned and in-flight work. Working with business stakeholders across the DCC, including programmes, projects, operations and commercial teams you will capture key strategic initiatives, in flight programmes and continuous improvement activities (including operational maintenance activities) to be scheduled for delivery, onto a detail Plan on a Page

Key Accountabilities:

Working with business stakeholders, Finance and Planning teams, establishing an enduring process for maintaining the Portfolio roadmap covering potential and planned work for the Programmes and Change Team.

Maintaining a business-wide understanding of strategy and planned change initiatives - including programme and project, operations, maintenance schedules, 3rd party tech refresh.

Providing insight into opportunities and impact arising from planned change, in order to inform optionality and support decision making.

Building and maintaining a Portfolio Plan on a Page (POAP) showing key milestones, decision points, interdependencies, conflicts, opportunities that enables customer impact, service impact and delivery impact to be determined.

Work with Programme and Project practices and cross-business stakeholders to establish best practice planning standards, guidance and templates that enable improvements in planning completeness and accuracy.

Lead on planning skills training and ongoing quality assurance and continuous improvement of planning disciplines.

Collaborating with DCC Portfolio team to innovate and constantly improve ways of working, tools and frameworks.

Skills and Experiences:

Enterprise Programme Delivery - 5+ years experience of leading / delivering successful change planning in large, complex and regulated technology centric programme environments with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups.

Leadership - significant experienced in leading, managing and growing planning capability and enabling optimisation of processes and ways of working. A recognised leader of people with the ability to influence, shape and drive improvement initiatives across teams and the broader change delivery community.

Collaboration - Excellent relationship development/ management skills with the confidence to effectively challenge others where appropriate.

Effective communication - with an ability to filter/interpret technical programme updates and provide clear, concise reports for non-technical audiences.

Attention to detail and an analytical ability - to help propose solutions to problems and appropriately prioritise activities.

Strong initiative and drive, self-motivated with an aptitude to work well under pressure and with low supervision.

Tooling - Advanced user of MS project and proficient user of PPM applications (e.g. Clarity) and MS applications including Sharepoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.

Desirable

Experience of working within the Energy Sector.

Knowledge of the Smart Energy Code and DCC Licence Conditions.

Knowledge of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme and DCC's role.

Qualifications

Preferred but not essential subject to experience:

Batchelor's Degree qualification

Industry recognized certification preferred but not essential subject to experience (e.g. APM, PMP, P3O, PRINCE 2)

What's in it for you?

Become part of our team at DCC and you'll find an inclusive culture which prizes mutual respect, innovation and high performance. It all adds up to make DCC a great place to work. Hard work deserves great benefits, and we offer our colleagues a range of reasons to enjoy their time at DCC:

Bonus scheme

Pension

Private medical insurance

Extensive personal development and training opportunities

Hybrid working - Many of our people work 1 to 3 days in the office..

Flexible holidays - increase your standard 25 days by purchasing extra days.

Dental plan.

Cycle to work scheme

Childcare vouchers

Headspace free membership - a popular mindfulness app.

Season ticket travel loan

Charity days

Retail discounts.

Discounted gym membership

RAC discount

Income protection scheme

Choose 'Apply now' to complete our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

Your application will be carefully considered, and you will hear from us regarding its progress.

The parent company, Capita Plc*, are a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We're supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We're always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you'll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions. You'll also become part of a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do deliver. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you
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