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Solutions Engagement Lead

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Role area:
Technology
Contract type:
Full Time
Location:
Cluj - Napoca
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Role purpose:

The Solution Engagement lead is responsible for the engagement with internal technology and enterprise stakeholders to analyse requirements and quantify demand on the infrastructure and workplace functions. By forming strong relationships with colleagues across Infrastructure, Workplace, Enterprise and Product engineering the role holder will ensure requirements are clearly understood and communicated to the relevant stakeholders/delivery teams for assessment and estimation.

The role requires engagement, analytical, technical, planning and documentation skills to assure that all considerations around requirements, resourcing, delivery planning and technical solution impact are surfaced, summarised and brought to the relevant prioritisation forums. They will provide a transparent and accurate view of the current resource allocation, delivery lifecycle and future demand.

They will also be responsible for supporting & facilitating cross function planning and reviewing sessions. This role reports into the SDPM Senior Delivery manager and will require some travel to other locations including Cluj, London, Dublin, Porto.

Accountabilities:

  • Analysis of enterprise and technology projects/planned initiatives to determine impact on infrastructure and workplace functions
  • Identify internal and external dependency projects/planned initiatives
  • Support Resource allocation and optimisation based on priorities and technical dependencies
  • Work together with the Delivery teams on initiatives planning and efficiencies implementation
  • Maintain the single source of truth on projects/planned initiatives timelines and delivery team allocation
  • Delivery Planning and Reporting of all Infrastructure lead projects/planned initiatives
  • Focus on continuous improvements across the value streams by ensuring that highest value work is prioritised
  • Create and present management level information clearly and concisely
  • Support team collaboration across technical and commercial groups to delivery fast and efficient outcomes
  • Contribution to the strategic outcomes as demonstrated by the defined KPIs. Ongoing assessment of these KPIs with clear and actionable insights.
  • Facilitate Technology input into Investment Requests and Business Cases

Key Strengths:

  • Experience in a related role is desired
  • Experience of delivering technology through multi-disciplinary teams using agile and lean software development methods
  • Structured thinking and a clear ability to plan and deliver outcomes
  • Ability to lead and influence teams to successful outcomes
  • Successfully managed engagements to completion and customer satisfaction
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to explain complex technical challenges in a simple and effective manner
  • Builds strong relationships with key stakeholders based on mutual respect, openness and transparency
  • Open to see change as an opportunity and thrive in a fluid environment.
  • Works at pace and conveys a sense of urgency to the team
  • Good understanding of project management and ability to prioritise work effectively
  • Works well under time and environmental pressures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Commercially aware with a strong customer focus
  • Gives honest, direct feedback to team members and stakeholders to help resolve issues quickly
  • Works at pace and conveys a sense of urgency to the team
  • Leads by example in terms of work ethic and professional attitude

Skills:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, ability to communicate succinctly
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to co-ordinate multiple stakeholders, requirements and priorities such that issues are successfully resolved
  • Knowledge of enterprise technology and SAS
  • Knowledge of online technology environments, private/public cloud computing, IAAS, PAS services
  • Highly proficient with office tools Education, Qualifications & Experience
  • Experience of working with agile development practices
  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in a business or technology discipline

Competencies:

  • INFLUENCING SKILLS –Good stakeholder management skills; able to collaborate well and develops strong relationships
  • CULTURE FIT – Appreciation for the products we build for the customers we serve. We deliver through multi locational teams the ability to deliver near shore relationships is key.
  • ORGANISATIONAL FIT – Pace, high self-awareness, high IQ and EQ, ambitious, low ego, transparent, entrepreneurial, high integrity, accountable, results-focused and flexible.
  • COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Good communications skills are a crucial requirement in this position, as plans and approach need to be clear articulated and technical solutions often need non tech-based explanations
  • RESILIENCE- Is resilient and confident under pressure; handles and manages crises effectively; maintains a positive attitude despite adversity; bounces back from setbacks; grows from hardships and negative experiences
  • NEGOTIATION SKILLS – Reach agreement by seeking mutual benefit and maintaining relationships