Wood is currently recruiting for a Product Deployment Lead - West.
The primary purpose of this role is to support the delivery and embedding of Digital and Technology initiatives and capabilities within Wood. The role works in unison with the Digital and Technology function and acts as a strategic partner to deliver agreed initiatives in line with the business strategy and operational plans.
The Product Deployment Lead will nurture strong working relationships with leaders, managers and key stakeholders across all service lines within their assigned Region and serve as a single point of focus, working to align initiatives, technology strategy and delivery.
The role holder will also support the engagement of Wood's customers to support the repositioning of Wood as a market leader in Digital and Technology.
Take a consultative approach to support the business in understanding how to leverage technology to solve problems and create new capabilities in the Digital and Technology sector to support the strategic objectives
Work with the Digital and Technology function and other Product Deployment Leads to ensure best value, efficiencies of delivery and project synergies
Maintain awareness and understanding of internal, external and competitor technologies & capabilities to help inform and support the Regions and Business Units in identifying opportunities and challenges which could be addressed by Digital and Technology solutions
Support the region to drive a culture of creativity, innovation and shared ownership across the enterprise
The Product Deployment Leads will also be accountable for the following:
Partner with leadership to plan new initiatives, evaluate proposals, and determine the fit into the business capability strategies and tactical plans
Support the delivery of the Digital and Technology strategy, and enable delivery of the overall business strategies - both short and long-term
Maintain a solid understanding of the business service lines to inform Digital and Technology deployment and leverage current and emerging technologies to meet short and long-term business goals and objectives
Provide leadership across portfolio of projects while leading the implementation of two / three product line
Continually seek out and drive areas where technology could improve business delivery
Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management and anticipate risks and develop mitigations plans to maintain goals and completion dates
Proactively seek feedback on Digital and Technology performance from the business and share improvement opportunities with Digital and Technology leaders
Work with the identified Business Unit Partners to support governance arrangements around prioritizing, delivery and reporting of technology projects
Communications, Awareness and Relationships:
Build support and develop strong strategic, operational and tactical relationships across all service lines in their respective Regions to better understand the nature of the challenges and opportunities which could be resolved by technology
Key focal point for requests from senior leaders for Digital and Technology delivery / capability
Share current and best practice across the business drawing from internal and external sources
Partner with key stakeholders to help plan new initiatives
Coach others as required on innovation deployment methodologies and help to create a culture of innovation within the region
Maintain up to date understanding of emerging and developing technologies and solutions to assist the Regions in prioritizing areas for improvement / change
Support the effective utilization of innovation hubs to support innovation collaboration and development as required
Internal: • Key Relationship with the VP Product Delivery, Business Unit Partners and Product Line Owners • Working Relationship with Digital and Technology Leadership Team • Digital and Technology communities of practice
External: • External service providers to support and guide the delivery of projects and services to the business with a focus on continuous improvement • Technology development operators and partners • Government or independently funded or supported technology and innovation implementation partners (e.g. government technology accelerators)
Skills / Qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent in arts, science, engineering or IT
Knowledge, skills and experience:
Outstanding relationship building and development skills and capability. Adept at motivating, guiding and influencing senior management
Ability to succinctly articulate complex concepts, composed and confident self-starter able to build strong relationships with business contacts.
Experience of driving and implementing significant business transformation
Understanding of the software development lifecycle, agile delivery and innovation deployment and embedment techniques.
Track record and proven ability and experience of working up to senior management level
History of working in globally dispersed and multi-disciplined teams
Experience in working within a high-performance team
Demonstrate drive to solve problems in a matrix team environment with high energy and a positive attitude
Confident in defining business requirement and where appropriate recommending alternate technical or business approaches
Good understanding of Wood's strategic commercial and business models and how innovation can be delivered in a sustainable manner
Ideally prior experience in one or more of the following:
o Technology company and establishing revenue generating partnerships
o Operations: Operations/maintenance/engineering/construction
o Projects: Pre-FEED / FEED / detailed engineering / construction / commissioning
o Consulting: Environmental / Automation / Infrastructure
Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills to sustain productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the region
Flexible and adaptable to change whilst demonstrating innovative and creative approaches
Highly collaborative with the ability to sustain relationships with colleagues and customers to deliver successful outcomes
Willing to travel regionally (as appropriate)
Adherence to Wood Vision, Values and Behaviors and acts as a role model for those behaviors
Highly enthusiastic and motivated individual who is open to new ideas and ways of working and can promote same
Is recognized as an advocate of the Wood Leadership Framework and leads by example
Ensures that all work is conducted in a safe, secure, and environmentally respectful manner
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com
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