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Senior Project Manager

  • London
  • £400 - £525 per day
  • Contract
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication provider who have a requirement for a Senior Project Manager for an initial 3 month assignment.

Working within the GroupIT team, the Senior Project Manager will be required to lead teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. Manage resources, schedules, and financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Project Manager:

  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, and sponsors
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities, communicating across leadership
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Work as part of a wider team of project managers to collaboratively develop and continuously improve standard project governance process and procedures along with ongoing compliance

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong experience working in an IT role, comprising of a proven track record of successful project management delivering IT solutions.
  • Experience in project delivery using Waterfall, Agile, and SCRUM
  • Experience working with outsourced and internal delivery units
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills with ability to build relationships with technical, business and senior management stakeholders
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to produce project documentation – project charters, work breakdown structure, risk logs, change management etc.
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executives sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Support diverse and inclusive work environment i.e. off-shore, remote work locations, etc.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in the telecommunication industry and related IT systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft Project / MS Project Server.

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Management Accountant

  • Crawley, West Sussex
  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnering with a global leading within the telecommunication space. Our partner is on the lookout for a Management Accountant for an immediate start for a 3 month contract to be responsible for network revenue and COGS accounting, preparing budgets and forecasting. The role will support the CFO with analysis and financial planning.

The key responsibilities for the Management Accountant (Telecommunication) contract position:

Network Revenue and COGs

  • Develop and produce estimates and reconciliations to ensure accuracy of all revenue accounting, including the impact of retrospective and complex discounts
  • Understand and report on network revenue trends, risks and potential, through regular monitoring and investigation
  • Understand and forecast revenue-related cashflows
  • Continuously develop robust processes for accurate recording of network revenues
  • Monitor, manage and report on contribution including accurate calculation of COGs accruals, monthly monitoring of COGs and gross margin
  • Produce and distribute monthly contribution reports for Management, including detailed commentary and analysis of trends and variances
  • Maintain accurate calculations of Airline revenue shares, and produce and distribute quarterly revenue share reports to customers

Financial Planning

  • Produce the annual budget working with CFO, Financial Accountant, and wider colleagues
  • Produce the monthly P&L, Balance sheet and cash forecast
  • Work with internal partners Finance & to understand the program and activation forecast
  • Support decision making, especially in deal-structuring, and report on performance through responsibility for financial planning and modelling of IOT (Inter-Operator Tariff) discounts.

Other responsibilities

  • Assist in annual audit process
  • Support and take part in continuous review of accounting and month-end procedures and propose potential improvements to the CFO
  • Adhere to company values of fairness and honesty; embody a “compliance first” approach through daily activities of communication, promotion, enhancement, and education

Essential Knowledge and skills required for the Management Accountant ( Telecommunication) position:

  • Understands complex journal entries and reconciliations. Demonstrated ability for precision and detail in accounting. Practiced individual with the willingness to go above and beyond expectations to ensure accounting records are concise and accurate. Knowledgeable with how financial statements relate to each other and be able to prepare.
  • Strong knowledge and capability to perform report writing, with the ability to produce ad hoc reports on demand.
  • Strong ability to develop complex financial models for budget preparation and scenario forecasting to support decision making
  • Advanced Excel user.
  • Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, Sage 200.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP/ IFRS and accounting guidelines and applies accounting knowledge to ensure entries are properly journaled. Uses knowledge in providing guidance to
  • Very conscientious professional able to perform as a role model for other department members and to provide direction in the accounting area.
  • Uses professional concepts while applying company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
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Product Manager – Connectivity

  • London
  • £65000 - £75000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading technology business which specialise in providing connectivity services (Voice, Data, Security) to a number of safety critical industries.

Our partner is on the hunt for talented Product Managers with experience having responsible for the P&L for the products within his/her ownership. This would be best suited to someone with experience within a telecommunication, Satellite Communication or IT Managed Services model.

3 key areas of focus:

  • You will provide a market focussed strategy and deliver profitable growth for your products
  • You will own the product roadmaps and lead matrix development teams with a strong focus on customers’ commercial requirements in the context of the overall market
  • You will bring clarity to the engineering development teams by providing them with a clear vision of what the product is required to do and in what timescale

Key Responsibilities for the Product Manager position:

  • Provide development teams with the customers’ vision and requirements – aligned to the defined commercial frameworks
  • Management of value propositions and business plans consulting with the commercial group and the Business Unit
  • Construction and refinement of yearly roadmaps, high level business objectives in response to the market & customer requirements and in the context of the competitive landscape
  • Create and describe the go-to-market channels, partners and support the Business Units who will implement the go-to-market plans
  • Creation of product documentation related to functionality, features, market introduction, positioning, differentiation and value proposition
  • Create the Marketing Requirements Document to articulate the end to end functionality a specific product must deliver. The Product Manager will give these commercial requirements and lead this team with a clear vision that describes what the product will do and manages product roadmaps and features as part of prioritised product backlog
  • Roadmap: Management of product requirements (product backlog) in the context of the committed product roadmaps, timelines and available engineering resource
  • Business Unit / Customer: Identify, gather and organise core requirements for major projects working closely with Inmarsat’s sales, business development teams and development teams

Key experience required for the Product Manager:

  • Strong understanding of the current and future competitive landscape
  • Experience of Telecommunication, IT Managed Services or Satellite Communication sectors
  • Must demonstrate strong commercial acumen
  • Pragmatic and results focussed
  • ‘Agile’ and ‘waterfall’ change delivery knowledge and experience
  • Data driven – highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills
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Senior Director, Product Strategy

  • London
  • £120000 - £155000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB 123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication which is going through a significant change period within their Commercial and Product Management function.

Our partner is looking for a Senior Director, Product Strategy to define and deliver the overall product strategy globally across all key verticals supporting a 5 year long range business plan. Also a primary focus will be to build close, influential and mutually beneficial partnerships with Senior Stakeholders across the business, adding value by providing strategic guidance and leadership.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Director, Product Strategy:

  • Define a strategic plan to win in order to deliver targeted opportunities
  • Build a Product Strategy that marries the individual product roadmaps with the current and future competitive context to deliver an all-encompassing product strategy that drives future investments and decisions.
  • Provide a framework for the strategic product roadmaps which supports the prioritisation identified through BU Business case reviews
  • Develop and proactively own a robust product strategy meeting our partners commercial ambitions and driving alignment of the business around a simplified modular offering, underpinned by a common platform architecture
  • Deploying significant influence through trusted partnerships with senior stakeholders, drive the business units to adopt and adhere to the new product strategy and ways of working
  • Translate the product strategy into a roadmap for delivery – working closely alongside technical, business unit and operational teams
  • Ensure the product strategies support simplification, in support of reducing cost to serve and driving up profitability
  • Establish the forum across Inmarsat to drive and align the overall strategic plan
  • Own the governance of, and be accountable for, the strategic direction through the forum
  • Establish strong connections with the Business Units to build a comprehensive understanding of the value propositions across all our products and in turn build the most profitable product strategy across Inmarsat

Essential Knowledge and Skills the Senior Director, Product Strategy:

  • Extensive experience and expertise in developing and delivering a product strategy – adept at translating corporate and go to market strategy into product strategy and cascading it through the product organisation so that it can inform their plans
  • A strong track record in driving a cultural shift in organisations towards customer centricity and simplicity
  • Satcom/IT managed Services or Telecommunication industry background and experience
  • Strong commercial background
  • Pragmatic and results focussed – a ‘self-starter’ who can take a ‘blank sheet of paper’ and rapidly deliver an approach and tangible outputs
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Experienced with work alongside and managing third party consultants
  • A strong track record in building, leading and influencing multi-disciplinary teams across technology, sales, operations, finance & commercial
  • Ability to operate and present at both a conceptual level and at a detailed assessment level
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills and stakeholder management at a senior management and executive level

Desirable Knowledge and Experience

  • Ideally an MBA, accounting qualification or equivalent
  • Experience with a management consultancy, major Telco or technology business
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Director, Digital Product Management

  • London
  • £100000 - £110000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication which is going through a significant change period within their Commercial and Product Management function.

Our partner is looking for a Director, Digital Product Management to lead a team responsible for the strategy and the product business plan to monetise the data and network capability beyond connectivity across all of our clients vertical markets. This role includes P&L ownership

Key Responsibilities for the Director, Digital Product Management :

  • Ownership of the Digital product roadmap
  • Accountable for developing new product business plan aligned with the product strategy and commercial framework
  • Accountable for the product roadmap(s) In support of the overall Digital Product Business Plan
  • Owns the alignment of the group activities around the product business plan
  • Accountable for the Digital P&L
  • Develop new avenues to further monetize Inmarsat’s network capability to support both our indirect and direct businesses.
  • Develop relationships with new partners such as OEMs and other partners to monetise the data on our network.
  • Owns relationships with digital partners
  • Determine and develop business plans for OTT services such as IPTV, advertising, operational data monetization etc.
  • Accountable to deliver new/enhanced product requirements (MRD) for development that are driven by quantified customer needs and deliver more value vs. the next best alternative.
  • Develop and deliver the product business plan (activities / financial / operational KPIs to ensure product success from introduction to retirement)
  • Ensure proper product in life cycle management including product evolution to meet the business plan targets / KPIs
  • Lead / coordinate support required to end of life activities

Develop new business models and risk reward frameworks

Key Experience Required for the Director, Digital Product Management:

  • Strong understanding of the current and future competitive landscape
  • Experience with VAMs and or other developments specifically related to Satcom
  • Experience in Business Development with VAMs and/or OEMS (airframer, shipbuilders, etc.)
  • Must demonstrate strong Commercial Acumen
  • Experience in leading and managing a team with technical expertise
  • Experience in contributing to product strategy and roadmap
  • Pragmatic and results focussed – a ‘self-starter’ who can take a ‘blank sheet of paper’ and rapidly deliver an approach and tangible outputs
  • Data driven – highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent stakeholder management – at a senior management and executive level
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills
  • Fluent in English language
  • Experience in Over the Top (OTT) services such as IPTV, Cellular/WiFi roaming, Digital Advertising, OEM Data Delivery etc. is desired.
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Senior Director. Customer Insight

  • London
  • £145000 - £155000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication which is going through a significant change period within their Commercial and Product Management function.

Our partner is looking for a Senior Director, Customer Insight to lead the development of customer insights and ensuring that external customers and their needs drive strategy, planning, designs and delivery. You will drive effective collation and use of customer needs and data to underpin prioritization, design and evaluation of success of new and existing product and service projects. The key objectives for the Senior Director, Customer Insight is to drive increased customer loyalty, higher propensity to spend and greater customer satisfaction.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Director, Customer Insight:

  • To develop and mobilise an approach and operating model for gathering and using customer insights.
  • Use the insights in a pragmatic manner to effectively assess current and future customer needs, behaviours and experiences – and incrementally refine and improve the data and usage
  • To ensure all internal sources of customer insight are used and prioritised appropriately – including from sales teams, operations and technology
  • To develop new /source new external customer insight
  • To influence other parts of the organisation to fully utilise insights gained from customer data in developing future corporate, sales, ‘go to market’ & product strategy, product roadmaps, new product related design including service design, commercial offer development, marketing development and sales approaches
  • To represent customer in product related project prioritisation forums – using data to approve/reject ideas and proactively provide options for improving the fit with customer requirements at higher margin
  • Facilitate and support closed loop feedback approaches to continuously learn from and improve customer insight and experiences

Key Skills and Experience required for the Senior Director, Customer Insight:

  • Extensive experience and expertise in leadership and delivery of customer experience analysis and design
  • Business intelligence, data and analytics experience and expertise
  • Telecommunication or IT Managed Services industry background and experience
  • Strong commercial background
  • Pragmatic and results focussed – a ‘self-starter’ who can take a ‘blank sheet of paper’ and rapidly deliver an approach and tangible outputs
  • ‘Agile’ and ‘waterfall’ change delivery knowledge and experience
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent stakeholder management – at a senior management and executive level
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills
  • Fluent in English language

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ideally qualified to degree level
  • Strong customer insight experience, including ability to translate qualitative and quantitative data into actionable activities with clear KPIs
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Senior Director, Offer Management

  • London
  • £130000 - £155000 per annum + + Bonus
  • Permanent
  • DB121

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading communication which is going through a significant change period within their Commercial and Product Management function.

Our partner is looking for a Senior Director, Offer Management to be accountable for ensuring the voice of the customer is heard and used in all aspects of defining their offering. Coupling customer insight with market intelligence, this informs their product strategy, their channel strategy and our commercial offer. In addition this will support the business to win, grow and retain customers as well as allowing our partner with other players who can create value.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Director, Offer Management:

To lead the development of customer insights and ensuring that external customers and their needs drive strategy, planning, designs and delivery. You will drive effective collation and use of customer needs and data to underpin prioritization, design and evaluation of success of new and existing product and service projects. The aim is to drive increased customer loyalty, higher propensity to spend and greater customer satisfaction

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Director, Offer Management:

  • To develop and mobilise an approach and operating model for gathering and using customer insights.
  • Use the insights in a pragmatic manner to effectively assess current and future customer needs, behaviours and experiences – and incrementally refine and improve the data and usage
  • To ensure all internal sources of customer insight are used and prioritised appropriately – including from sales teams, operations and technology
  • To develop new /source new external customer insight
  • To influence other parts of the organisation to fully utilise insights gained from customer data in developing future corporate, sales, ‘go to market’ & product strategy, product roadmaps, new product related design including service design, commercial offer development, marketing development and sales approaches
  • To represent customer in product related project prioritisation forums – using data to approve/reject ideas and proactively provide options for improving the fit with customer requirements at higher margin
  • Facilitate and support closed loop feedback approaches to continuously learn from and improve customer insight and experiences

Key Experience required for the Senior Director, Offer Management:

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive experience and expertise in leadership and delivery of customer experience analysis and design
  • Business intelligence, data and analytics experience and expertise
  • Telecommunication or IT Managed Services industry background and experience
  • Strong commercial background
  • Pragmatic and results focussed – a ‘self-starter’ who can take a ‘blank sheet of paper’ and rapidly deliver an approach and tangible outputs
  • ‘Agile’ and ‘waterfall’ change delivery knowledge and experience
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent stakeholder management – at a senior management and executive level
  • A strong communicator with excellent influencing skills
  • Fluent in English language

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ideally qualified to degree level
  • Strong customer insight experience, including ability to translate qualitative and quantitative data into actionable activities with clear KPIs
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Senior Company Secretary Assistant

  • Essex
  • £45000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • DB123

Holt Executive are currently partnered with a global leading technology organisation which require a Senior Company Secretary Assistant. This important and varied role will involve a broad range of general company secretarial duties with regular exposure to senior stakeholders in the business, ownership of projects and participation in transactions. The role calls for a confident and energetic self-starter with a good understanding of corporate governance and company law who is eager to learn and apply their knowledge.

The Senior Company Secretary Assistant will have responsibility for a variery of matters across the areas below:

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Company Secretary Assistant:

  • Advising the business on the application of the Group’s Delegation of Authority and signing policies
  • Supporting with the drafting and production of the Annual Report and maintaining the regulatory sections of the website
  • Managing the portfolio of UK and international companies, including providing support to ensure that the best standards in governance are adopted and maintaining statutory records on Blueprint
  • Organising subsidiary board meetings, preparing minutes and other ancillary documents
  • Supporting and deputising for the Deputy Company Secretary where required
  • Supporting on the end-to-end annual subsidiary accounts process in collaboration with cross-functional teams and external auditors; preparing and reviewing accounts, engagement letters, management representation letters and comfort letters
  • Assisting with general team administration
  • Providing company secretarial support on UK and international corporate transactions and intra-group restructurings, including: group acquisitions, investments and disposals, corporate simplification activities, equity injections, liquidations and inter-company dividends
  • Responding to ad hoc queries from international businesses, joint venture partners and third-party service providers
  • Responding to routine investor enquiries and assist with investor queries from around the business
  • Working with the reward function to assist in the Group’s management of executive and employee share schemes

Key Experience required for the Senior Company Secretary Assistant:

  • Must be part or ICSA qualified with a good working knowledge of company law and governance requirements
  • Experience of working in a listed company environment is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail is essential
  • Be able to work cross-functionally and form strong working relationships internally with senior managers and Directors
  • Have good project management, planning and organisational skills; must be able to manage own time, prioritise and meet deadlines without compromising on quality
  • Be able to adapt well to change in a fast-changing retail environment
  • Have strong PC skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and Blueprint (or similar entity management system)
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RF Test & Validation Engineer

  • Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • £35 - £45 per hour
  • Permanent
  • DB123

RF Test & Validation Engineer

Holt executive are actively supporting a global leader within the Satellite Manufacturing space.

We are supporting the hire of a RF Test and Validation Engineer – 12 month contract to work supporting their Satellite Manufacturing programme.

Key skills required for the RF Test and Validation Engineer:

  • Proven experience working on / with RF platforms.
  • Responsible for defining the test requirements and working with the customer and project team to ensure test strategies we are using are acceptable to the customer.
  • Will provide parametric data we need for testing to commence i.e. test matrix.
  • Defining path definition / payload configuration.
  • Individual will work alongside project QA team.
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