Area Of Business: Leadership
Reports to: Head of Delivery
SFIA Level: 5 - Ensure / Advise
Nimble is a user-centric product and technology consultancy. Our HQ is in Sheffield with growing hubs in Manchester and Leeds. We have over 100 consultants across approximately 20 clients, with plans for significant growth through 2022/23. As a rapidly growing consultancy, we operate in both private and public sectors. Our clients are medium to large scale enterprises in industries ranging from education, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, betting and gaming, fintech and utilities.
At Nimble we believe in Lean, “necessary and sufficient” principles and we wish for structures to be as flat as possible and for all staff (especially senior staff) to be task not role oriented and to execute “servant leadership” where possible. Our Delivery Leads put quality at the centre of everything we do, and maintain our core values of ‘Best for Consultants’, ‘Best for Customers’.
Who this is great for:
Our Managing Consultants have consulted at Principal level, are capable of being an exemplar in project and product delivery, have a detailed knowledge and deep understanding of Agile, as well as delivering within commercial environments and providing quality professional services to customers.
The Managing Consultant will have experience in:
Business Development - Selling into both existing and prospective customers
Commercial - Understanding how to maximise profits at individual project, account and portfolio levels
Coaching/Mentoring – Coach and mentor members of the Delivery Community within the Division, supporting career development and advising on career paths
Leadership – Show effective leadership and drive to the Division and wider Nimble Community.
Management – Provide management control and guidance to consultants within the division
Communications – Provide excellent communications to teams, clients and at events.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion - Ensuring we create an inclusive culture for all our Nimblers
Key Elements of the Role:
While we expect our Managing Consultants to be accountable for all aspects of delivery within a portfolio, we also recognise that some of these activities and tasks may be delegated to other members of the team as we scale.
It is also expected that our Managing Consultants play a billable consulting role on some of our more complex, high profile or high opportunity projects. This may include setting up new projects and teams, as well as helping teams troubleshoot, and mitigate, project issues and risks.
- Write & input into case studies, articles, blogs etc to promote our delivery capability both within and outside of Nimble
- Sales Discovery calls - scoping out new work and opportunities
- Contribute to and support sales activities for bids, tenders, pre-sales work
Good Project Outcomes:
Responsible for health of all projects delivered within the portfolio, escalating issues with proposed solutions / options where appropriate
Ensure projects are delivered in line with Nimble’s cultural values
Ensure consistency of approach across projects
Empower and coach teams to deliver good outcomes for our customers. Teams may be made up of a combination of Nimble Staff, customer staff and partners
Ensure project delivery teams are setup for success, including makeup, organisation and delivery processes
Provide lightweight supportive independent monitoring of projects within the Division
Engagement with existing customers, identifying customer satisfaction, cross sell, marketing opportunities
Write Statements of Work, taking input from business, client and technical stakeholders
Track and forecast commercials at project, account and portfolio levels
Understand gross margin targets for each engagement, and impact of decisions on these
Work with Head of Division and Tech Lead to ensure projects and engagements are commercially successful
Able to work independently to achieve agreed objectives, making decisions and gaining consensus on appropriate actions and decisions
Able to escalate when issues fall outside ability or remit, proposing potential solutions and options for resolution
Able to effectively manage time across multiple projects, clients and internal responsibilities
Build strong relationships with senior delivery stakeholders within clients
Lead on engagements with customers throughout all stages of work
Create and support collaborative ways of working within Nimble
Build relationship with the wider delivery community, promoting Nimble and our technical opinions
- Carry out and contribute to vetting, scenarios, and interviews
- Make hiring recommendations based on existing skills mix within the business and expected project needs
What we offer:
- Private healthcare for you and a family member through Westfield Health
- Flexible / Hybrid working
- Enhanced Parental pay
- Volunteer Days
- Multiple Qualified Mental Health First Aider’s with regular 1-1’s available
- £2,000 champion fund to spend as you wish on your own L&D each year
- Referral scheme (£3,000) for every successful applicant
- Lots of career progression opportunities
- Laptop and any practicable equipment provided (either a Mac or Windows)
- Regular Nimble Socials (both virtual & physical) including Escape rooms, Gin tasting, Lunches, Award nights, Bowling, Bouldering and more!
- Relaxed and fun working environment
- Engaging and collaborative communities to be involved in
- A chance to be involved in company OKRs and shape how we will be in the future
- 25 days holiday allowance + bank holidays
- Company pension (with employer contributions)
If you think this sounds of interest, please apply with your CV.
(Unfortunately, we cannot offer sponsorship for permanent candidates at this moment in time, so you must be UK based)
Equal Opportunities Statement:
At Nimble Approach, we strongly believe that discrimination and victimisation is unacceptable. It is our duty to ensure that no employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) in recruitment or employment on grounds of age, disability, gender / gender reassignment, marriage / civil partnership, pregnancy / maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation (the protected characteristics).
Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We want everyone at Nimble and those applying to join us to feel safe, supported and encouraged so if we can make any adjustments to help with your application or you require any assistance, please reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us on 0114 345 0540 and we are happy to help.