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Integration Delivery Lead – Oxford

Shaw Gibbs is a Top 50 accountancy practice who provide expert solutions for entrepreneurial businesses and private individuals in Central and Southern England. Shaw Gibbs invest in their teams of high-quality specialists who work with the best-in-breed technology to create value for our clients which exceeds expectation.

Our culture is very important to us and is based on our company values of expert, respectful, innovative and collaborative. We develop high performing teams diverse in experiences, backgrounds and ideas. As a growing company, there are plenty of opportunities for development and quick progression. Our practice is known for having a friendly and supportive team culture where everyone receives training and development to increase their technical knowledge and their commercial and management skills. We put our people first and are constantly looking for ways to improve our people experience.  With respectful as one of our values, we are committed to creating an inclusive culture that respects, values and celebrates cultural and individual differences. 

We have several offices in Central and Southern England and have ambitious plans to expand our business. To support the organisation’s growth, we have created a new opportunity for an Integration Delivery Lead to join our Oxford Operations team.  This is a permanent full time role reporting to the Managing Partner with hybrid working and flexible working options (flexing your hours on different days to suit your lifestyle).

Key Responsibilities

  • Own key projects – Take full ownership of agreed Onboarding, Integration and Consolidation projects and ensure successful completion
  • Framework and Runbook – Utilise and help contribute to the maintenance and continuous improvement of the Shaw Gibbs defined framework and runbook for Onboarding, Integration and Consolidation of newly acquired offices
  • Project Management and Delivery – Clearly define and agree project scope, objectives and deliverables that deliver business goals in collaboration with sponsors and stakeholders, develop high level and where required detailed project plans, managing project dependencies and critical path, engaging others stakeholders to play their part in the delivery and tracking progress. Follow best practices and Shaw Gibbs standards and work with stakeholders to improve them. Where required, establish benefits, develop business case and seek & obtain necessary funding approvals.
  • Problem Solving – Where problems and issues emerge, put in place corrective actions, identify root cause of problems and generate preventative actions to resolve, evaluate the solution options, apply the solution and assess its effectiveness, providing necessary trouble shooting and defining any next steps where needed
  • Governance and Scope Control – Put in place lean and consistent governance for all projects that is focused on delivery and enables quick escalations when needed and proactively manage changes in scope
  • Manage Risk – Put in place a framework for managing onboarding, integration and consolidation risks and issues to mitigate the risks, resolve the issues, identify potential bottlenecks, and devise suitable contingency plans
  • Manage Interdependencies – Understand the interdependencies of activities in the acquisition, onboarding and integration stages with wider changes underway in the business and ensure that any impacted areas are informed and plans updated
  • Stakeholder Management - Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the smooth and successful onboarding, integration and, where required, consolidation of newly acquired firms into Shaw Gibbs, liaising with different functions (Operations, Finance, HR, IT, Compliance, Marketing)
  • Change and Transition Management – Establish the impact of change on stakeholder groups and put in place measures to alleviate undesired impact while building buy-in for the planned positive outcomes. Ensure that robust plans in place at the point of implementation to ensure a smooth transition from the as-is to the to-be state.

What we can offer you

  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • A varied role in a talented and experienced team
  • Joining a company with an exciting growth plan ahead
  • Plenty of opportunities to increase your technical knowledge and skills
  • Tailored career progression plan
  • Competitive salary and benefits package including pension, life assurance, health cash plan, retail discount scheme, electric vehicles salary sacrifice, cycle to work, hybrid and flexible working. 
  • Generous core holiday allowance plus holiday trading, flexible bank holidays and additional holiday with service
  • Wellbeing programme with regular events and activities focused on your physical and mental wellbeing.  We also offer all employees a Wellbeing Day each year – a day dedicated to boosting your wellbeing.   
  • Comprehensive induction to help you get up to speed

What you will need to succeed

  • 4+ years’ experience in project management with demonstrable on time, to budget and successful delivery of project objectives
  • Successful track record of problem-solving and delivering change in an operational environment, preferably in professional services
  • Able to demonstrate definition and delivery management of critical path as well as successful mitigation of risks and issues
  • Well organised with proven track record of organising others to achieve a goal and plans ahead and manages time carefully to ensure all tasks are achieved within stated timeframes
  • Demonstrable analytical and practical problem-solving capabilities with understanding of challenges to integration and how to address them
  • Must have understanding of Operations and IT in a business context and what is needed to align processes and ways of working
  • Extensive experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders including third parties
  • Advantageous to have experience in business process improvement and delivery of efficiencies through targeted projects as well as continuous improvement
  • Advantageous to have worked in a Professional Services environment with clients and/or in Operations
  • Experience in delivering projects that involve a combination of people, process and technology change
  • Be able to travel between sites within the Shaw Gibbs group dependent on project delivery requirements and within a 2-hour journey time radius in most cases

How to Apply

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Additional Information

We believe that diversity makes Shaw Gibbs a stronger firm and we look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to Shaw Gibbs’ goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status

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