Portfolio Planning and Delivery Assurance

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We’re passionate about helping our 29,500 people to do the best work of their lives, to enable them to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers.

Aviva have a fantastic opening and actively seeking a variety of roles to support the IT Transformation, we are flexible on location; ideally based in London, York, Norwich or Bristol.

IT is a critical enabler to the business and one of the largest areas of expenditure. A robust, secure and leading edge IT architecture is essential for Aviva to become a super accelerator.

The IT Transformation team leads the governance of all strategic investment for the Global IT function, which is comprised of 4500 people. The Change portfolio consists of 200 programmes and >£350m spend. Data led decision making, robust governance, pace, and strong programmatic diligence is needed to Aviva is successful in delivering its strategic outcomes.

Global IT has a significant year-on-year Change Portfolio of Initiatives, as part of a rolling 3-year Strategic Roadmap. You will be required to lead activity to ensure that both the IT-initiated Change Portfolio and the IT elements of Market Change Portfolios sustain Aviva’s current operation and enable future ambitions.

Nature of Work (the “what”)

•Group CIO Roadmap construction, and submission and approval of Business Cases
•Benefits tracking at Portfolio level – financial and non-financial
•Maintaining the Portfolio governance framework, and providing training and guidance in its use
•Maintain appropriate records and ensure that controls are sufficiently well designed and operating effectively to mitigate risk
•Operational problem solving to optimise the running of the Portfolio Planning and Delivery Assurance processes, and to inform and drive the continuous improvement of them .
•Accountable for making suggestions for improvements and taking personal initiative in adapting to change
•Day to day engagement with a range of local stakeholders involved in all aspects of Portfolio Planning and Delivery – with a focus on driving flawless delivery execution

The Person (the “Who”)

•Strong communicator. Persuasive and articulate, able to influence and negotiate at senior level
•Ability to quickly and effectively work with other teams
•Facilitation skills
•Relationship management skills
•Change management
•Dependency management
•Financial management
•Proven track record in successfully operating Portfolio-wide governance
•Track-record of successfully operating along-side a range of stakeholders
•Good understanding of the IT Strategy and IT Change activity

What will you get for this role?

•Salary up to £59,000 + 10% annual bonus
•Generous defined contribution pension scheme
•Annual performance related bonus and pay review
•Minimum holiday allowance of 29 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days
•Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through “My Aviva Extras” plus discounts for Friends and Family
•Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save scheme

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is brought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies.

We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if you require an alternative method of applying please contact Zainab Ahmad in the Resourcing team.