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Head of Strategic Systems

Saudi Arabia

Job ID SNS-0165

Posted On
(2137 days ago)

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  • Responsibility and authority for Strategic Systems Profit and Loss (P&L) portfolio of projects, including delivery of a major KSA wide IP telephony network and related subsystems.
  • Integration of system of systems to deliver required customer capabilities.
  • Delivery of all financial targets for the portfolio.
  • The portfolio includes responsibility for all stages of the project life cycle from design through to implementation, customer acceptance and technical transfer into operational use.
  • Member of the company's executive team, advising on overall business strategy in addition to portfolio responsibilities.
  • Responsible for leadership of a high performing team of project staff.
  • Develop a close collaborative relationship with senior representatives from both the UK and Saudi governments.
  • Ensure all portfolio projects develop technical and acquisition solutions to meet all customer requirements.
  • Work with the Project Management Office to maintain a complete set of project schedules for the portfolio.
  • Work with the Project Management Office to identify the overall programme resource requirement, control and manage overall headcount required to deliver the portfolio while maintaining overall financial targets.
  • Deliver overall portfolio revenue, sales and margin targets.
  • Ensure project risks are defined and managed.
  • Develop and deliver a communications plan for the portfolio.
  • Develop and manage performance of Project staff.
  • Develop excellent working relationship with the customer based on honesty and visibility.
  • Represent the portfolio at customer facing governance meetings.
  • Be able to report to the Managing Director on the full spectrum of business activities and advise on technical, budgetary and commercial issues.
  • Participate in senior strategic planning activities providing key recommendations and inputs across the programme.
  • Identify improvements to all supporting functions and sub-contractor processes in order to achieve project success.
  • Analyse and report measures of effectiveness of implemented recommendations.
  • Act upon any important short term issues requiring immediate resolution.
  • Overseeing highly prioritized projects.
  • Participate in the development of financial strategies.
  • Business experience in the Defence Sector.
  • Programme/Project Management qualification.
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge of telecommunications systems.
  • Preferably experience of living or working in the Middle East.