Agile Transformation Consultant - Financial Services
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.
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 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.
We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.
PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.
Would you like to be part of an inspiring global team that leads the way in improving the performance of Financial Institutions?
We are the leading consultancy and thought leaders in changing the way organisations work to accelerate the pace of change and delivery of value to customers. We are experts in applying organisational agility, lean, design thinking and embedding systematic changes to operating models. We have clients spanning across the UK, US and Nordics and increasingly in AsiaPac.
As such, we have unrivalled experience, collateral and insight. We have accelerated drug development, helped transform the world to green energy, catapulted a fintech of 400 people into the S&P500 and reimagined visas and immigration. That’s just a few of over 200 incredibly inspiring assignments that we have delivered!
We are looking for exceptional Transformation experts with experience in Retail Banking/Insurance/FinTechs to join our growing team. Candidates will have the opportunity to:
Design, and embed, best-in-class consultancy solutions that set us apart from our competition
Take early opportunities during the sales lifecycle and perform a variety of roles across the whole change lifecycle
Provide coaching and training services that will ensure we achieve our goals, working closely with clients, often in blended teams.
Combine your cross-functional skills in complex change delivery to create scope for continuous improvement
Be part of an exceptionally vibrant Agile community, and work with Growth Strategy, Digital, People & Change practitioners to grow your broader skillset.
We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and have a significant number of overseas assignments that offer the opportunity for travel. We are particularly looking for candidates that are amenable to travel, or secondment, in the AsiaPac region.
We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.
You will have some, if not all, of the following:
Knowledge of the retail banking and/or insurance sector, and industry ‘challenger’ trends such as partnerships, broker APIs and payment gateways
An understanding of how to scale development and operations, including when not to scale. You have experience of frameworks including SAFe, LeSS, Scrum@Scale and application to teams of teams and portfolios.
An ability to oversee transformation backlog creation, refinement and prioritisation with well-defined acceptance criteria, as well as an understanding of how best to set up and run a transformation at scale
Experience leading, and coaching, multiple cross-functional teams (e.g. using Scrum of Scrums, as an Delivery Enablement Lead, RTE or Kanban Lead)
Experience of operating model design, at an enterprise level, or helping teams apply patterns to work in more agile ways, for example with ‘Team Topologies’
Experience supporting an organisation move from Project to Product, developing and maturing a Product Management capability
Experience in Product Management, for example as Product Owner with accountabilities for managing a product end-to-end; developing value propositions through growth, maturity and decline
An understanding of how to apply Lean principles and Lean Portfolio Management
Portfolio level experience. A proven track record of delivering complex business and technology change using Agile methodologies
You may also have:
Experience supporting the introduction of Design Thinking practices into teams
Experience in coaching leaders to adopt agile ways of working and a servant leadership mindset
Training qualifications in a scaling framework such as SAFe SPC or Certified Kanban Management Professional.
Experience of introducing new regulatory focuses innovatively and improving quality, for example the consumer duty
Experience of leading and running consulting assignment teams
Experience in Change Framework design and evolution as an organisation introduces or moves more fully to agile ways of working
Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.
We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.
Find out more about Life at PA here.
We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:
- Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
- 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
- Generous company pension scheme
- Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
- Annual performance-based bonus
- PA share ownership
- Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.