FinOps Lead

Birmingham Temporary
  • Opportunity to work for a fast growing business
  • Hybrid Working

About Our Client

The FinOps Lead will provide strategic leadership while supporting tactical execution and be responsible for leading a small team, managing technology costs of the organisation, and ensuring the delivery of identified savings initiatives. The leader of this function will have responsibility for creating, sustaining, implementing, and adopting efficient and effective operating processes to support the financial needs for the portfolio. This individual will collaborate with leaders and stakeholders across the organisation to ensure coordination and execution of activities related to the delivery of technology projects. Essential duties will include managing governance around financial processes, articulating, and helping to define project direction and priorities, communicating project status and issues, and actively acting to reduce risk and resolve issues. In addition, the FinOps leader will support training and development specific to program delivery process, operational tools, and status reporting. The position requires significant interaction with cross-functional departments within the business, collaboration across the technology portfolio, and excellent communication and relationship management skills to influence and resolve issues.

Job Description

  • Lead multiple Portfolio(s) in support of business/CTO objectives.
  • Update, advise, and collaborate with senior and executive leadership regarding the ongoing alignment of the portfolio to the business and technology strategy.
  • Collaborate with business, technology, and finance teams to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Ensure that portfolio is complying with delivery processes, IT Governance, internal and external audit requirements and standards.
  • Apply best practices to the development of operational and financial process and procedures; tailored to the needs of the technology team, finance team and all stakeholders.
  • Play an active leadership role to coordinate the budget and funding process for the fiscal year, considering savings initiatives.
  • Experience managing and developing teams to success.
  • Responsible for vendor management & vendor consolidation where appropriate.
  • Ensure that financial and operational benefits are defined and managed during the portfolio lifecycle, and that the realisation is monitored.
  • Identify, track, and help resolve cross-portfolio dependencies and conflicts.
  • Serve as the point of escalation for stakeholders with issues directly related to financial operations.
  • Engage with business transformation team to ensure business continuity and control.
  • Present a consolidated view of costs across the business.
  • Be an integral part of the Spend Control Tower implementation and as BAU.
  • Provide regular communication on improvements and achievements.
  • Work with procurements, vendors and other stakeholders on a new contract management solution.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree or other related experience.
  • Ten years combined Operations and Finance experience, with preferred focus with IT/Technology businesses.
  • Successfully managed a large portfolio with multiple business stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and executing large scale, cross functional initiatives that lead to measurable results and/or top-tier consulting experience.
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining accurate key performance measures relating to operational and finance best practices.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
  • Ability to think strategically in a structured manner and to influence IT portfolio plans, delivery, and recommendations.
  • Established reputation for building relationships with senior leaders in a large, complex organisation and effectively leveraging those relationships to engage/influence outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with both technology and subject matter experts in the business.

What's on Offer

  • Hybrid working opportunity
  • Competitive day rate
Lloyd Hughes
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+44 207 269 2459

Job summary

Job function
Banking & Financial Services
Accountancy & Finance
Technology & Telecoms
Contract type
Consultant name
Lloyd Hughes
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2459
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