Careers at MAXICA

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We want to hear from you if you are an exceptional consultant or have extensive experience of delivering complex change within organisations.

We have built a solid foundation and a strong reputation of delivering amazing results for our clients and need like minded people to help our rapidly growing portfolio of clients.

If you think you have the necessary skills please email us your CV. 

Our Opportunities

Consultant (Projects & Programmes)
Up to £45k + Benefits
DOE, Hybrid Working

The Consultant (Projects & Programmes) is responsible for planning, leading, organising, and motivating project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality in delivering projects that provide exceptional business value to users. The Consultant (Projects & Programmes) may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Agile/Waterfall/hybrid methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple client business divisions or multiple clients. The Consultant (Projects & Programmes) may also play a number of different roles in actual practice:

  • At an enterprise level, leading and managing large, complex enterprise-level projects consisting of multiple resources and/or requiring integration with other activities outside the scope of the project team.
  • At a team level, playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, process, and tools; coaching members of the team as needed to optimise the efficiency of the project team.
  • In situations that require a hybrid Agile approach, using good judgment and skill to develop a project management approach that is suitable for planning and managing the effort to achieve the project goals within designated project constraints.

In performing these roles, the Consultant (Projects & Programmes) will be expected to apply adaptable governance using a high level of knowledge and experience in blending traditional Waterfall project management principles and practices with an Agile approach in the right proportions to fit small and large, complex, mission-critical projects with the appropriate level of planning to provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Key Responsibilities
Take overall responsibility for the delivery of projects using appropriate Deployment Methodology or Framework (e.g. Prince 2, Agile/Scrum, Hybrid), including but not limited to:

  • Project Planning and Management – Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organise and lead project status and working meetings; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.
  • Financial Management – Define, agree, manage, track and report on the project budget, including accurate actual costs, Estimate to Complete (ETC) forecasts, in project and post project operational costs and the realisation of financial benefits.
  • Team Management – Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members.
  • Product Owner / Sponsor Support – Support the Product Owner or Sponsor in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
  • Process Management and Improvement – Define and manage a well-defined project management process and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices.
  • Team building – promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team.

Essential Skills

  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • Prince 2 and / or Agile Practitioner accreditation or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding of traditional project management principles and software development life cycle models as well as good knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall practices with the ability to blend them together, if required, to fit a project and business environment.
  • Management of the full life-cycle delivery of key business application projects including the required business process changes to enable successful go-lives and embedding. E.g. CRM rollouts, finance system migrations / ERP system implementations, monolithic application to micro architecture.
  • Record of successfully implementing software, digital, infrastructure and cloud services projects using Waterfall or Agile methodologies including 3+ years of experience as a Project Manager managing large, complex projects.
  • Solid understanding of SCRUM/Agile methodologies with team-level application and infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to oversee multi-function project teams with up to 20 team members / stakeholders including Developers, Infrastructure engineers, Solution Designers, Business Analysts, Project Analysts and QA Test.
  • Experience delivering projects, with or in large complex organisations to Senior Managers and / or Executives.
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen will be required.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience within a Business and IT Consultancy practice would be highly desirable.
  • Membership to a professional organisation (e.g. APM (RPP) / PMI / BCS))
  • Proof of technical background through previous or current accreditations
  • Awareness of other methodologies (e.g. Kanban, Unified Process (UP))

If you believe you have these skills please send us your CV, we would like to hear from you.

Consultant (Business Analysis)
up to £42k + Benefits
DOE, Hybrid Working

The Consultant (Business Analysis) role will work closely with client businesses and project teams to identify and capture business and IT change needs, analysing and assessing the impact of the change and documenting requirements. They will support development of the required solutions to meet these requirements by representing the business needs throughout the delivery lifecycle ensuring the focus is on quality outcomes. The Consultant (Business Analyst) will undertake different functions based on the requirements of the project. These will cover some or all of the following:

  • Situation Analysis to identify opportunities and challenges to the organisation, service or product.
  • Business Process Improvement to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes by removing ‘waste’ or using automation via technology. This will typically involve an ‘as is’ to a ‘to be’ blueprint.
  • Requirements Definition to determine the functional and non-functional requirements of software solutions.
  • UI / UX Wireframing to define the user interface and user experience configuration with the end users and project team prior to the build function.
  • Quality Assurance ensuring the solutions are meeting the functional specification agreed by the end user / client team.
  • Problem Solving in identifying the root cause analysis of issues and determining the most suitable methods for resolution.

In performing these roles, the Consultant (Business Analyst) will be expected to apply adaptable governance using a high level of knowledge and experience in blending the right business analysis tools, techniques and approach in the right proportions to fit small and large, complex, mission-critical projects with the appropriate level of planning to provide the right balance of agility and predictability.

Key Responsibilities
Work closely with the project manager and client stakeholders to deliver high quality business analyst artefacts using industry recognised techniques and standards. In achieving this the role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with key stakeholders and Project Manager(s) to identify and prioritise business needs.
  • Undertake detailed analysis of processes and procedures to capture the As-Is environment and define the To-Be environment..
  • Ensure that detailed business requirements are documented and understood by those developing solutions and implementing the process/procedures or solution.
  • Support the communication and delivery to the business and stakeholders through the implementation process and quality assurance.
  • Develop test plans and other quality measures to ensure successful transition of changes to normal operations.
  • Build excellent relationships with a diverse number of people, working across multiple operation teams.
  • Setup data analytics and business intelligence reporting from various data sources.
  • Compiling and processing, supplying information and data to both internal and external contacts

Essential Skills

  • Degree level education or equivalent.
  • ISEB or BCA Certified or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience working as a Business Analyst in large complex environments across an array of different projects, both IT and business.
  • Experience with industry standard business analyst techniques such as MoSCoW, SWOT, BPM, Design Thinking, PESTLE etc
  • Understanding and practical experience in value stream mapping, LEAN / Six Sigma.
  • Demonstrable experience in gathering complex requirements to build detail requirements specifications capturing both functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Experience of producing detailed written documentation such as Business Requirements and Specifications.
  • Good understanding of all underlying technical platforms within business and IT solutions.
  • Ability to contribute to and write detailed and good quality documentation to support technical implementation work of multiple projects.
  • Experience of designing & facilitating workshops for clients
  • Developed skills in forming effective working relationships with team members and stakeholders at various levels.
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen will be required.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience within a Business and IT Consultancy practice would be highly desirable.
  • Membership to a professional organisation (e.g BCS / IIBA)
  • Proof of technical background through previous or current accreditations.
  • Awareness of other methodologies (e.g. PRINCE, Kanban, Agile)

If you believe you have these skills please send us your CV, we would like to hear from you.

Consultant (PMO)
Up to £37k + Benefits
DOE, Hybrid Working

The Consultant (PMO) will support the Portfolio Management Office in managing, maintaining, reporting and maturating the delivery of projects within the business and IT by:

  • Defining and maintaining the policies, processes and standards relating to portfolios programmes and projects for Business and IT Projects.
  • Managing and maintaining data integrity, including, but not limited to, project KPI’s, cost metrics and project documentation accuracy.
  • Assisting with the setup, management and development of the Portfolio or Programme Management Office as appropriate.
  • Providing a holistic view, metrics and recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team based on the portfolio of projects being executed and demand pipeline.
  • Composition and development of programme and portfolio reports, as appropriate.
  • Leading and undertaking delivery assurance reviews and the assurance of quality artefacts throughout the programme / project lifecycle.
  • Management of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) application(s).

Key Responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for the establishment of policies, procedures, standards and frameworks within the Portfolio / Programme Management Office:

  • Support the development of Portfolio / Programme Management tools and practices.
  • Support the creation and distribution of accurate reports.
  • Support resource and capacity planning.
  • Provide specialism support in key programme requirements, such as Risk Management, Change Management, Planning, Quality Management and Financial Management.
  • Contribute to the development of the Portfolio / Programme Management Office (PMO).
  • Lead on the development of an internal communication strategy and communications plan to stakeholders.
  • Manage communication channels and promote use of collaboration tools as a key communication channel.
  • Engage with the PMO and Project Management maturity plan.

Essential Skills

  • Degree level education or equivalent.
  • PRINCE 2 and / or Agile Foundation accreditation or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3+ years in a similar role working in a Portfolio / Programme Management Office (PMO): Demonstrated experience working within a PMO, supporting project, programme, and portfolio management activities.
  • Experience with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) application(s).
  • Experience of supporting the establishment, operation, and improvement of PMO functions: Assisted in setting up PMO processes and tools and contributed to the ongoing maturation and efficiency of the PMO.
  • Experience working in a project / programme environment: Supported project or programme managers in planning, executing, and closing projects.
  • Exposure to holding roles within PMO functions: Practical experience in Analyst level or support roles within a PMO in a multi-national or large organisation.
  • Experience in PMO specialism support in key programme requirements, such as Risk Management, Change Management, Project Planning, Quality Management and Financial Management.
  • Experience in tracking project progress, preparing status reports, and maintaining project documentation.
  • Experience in applying project management principles in medium or large organisations: Assisted in implementing project management processes, tools, and best practices within the organisation.
  • Clear experience of supporting stakeholder management and communication: Assisted in managing stakeholders and supporting the communication needs of projects and programmes.
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen will be required.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience within a Business and IT Consultancy practice would be highly desirable.
  • Membership to a professional organisation (e.g. APM (RPP) / PMI / BCS)
  • Professional Portfolio, Programme, Project Accreditation, such as, MoP, MoR, MoV,MSP,P3O
  • Awareness of other methodologies (e.g. PRINCE, Kanban, Agile)

If you believe you have these skills please send us your CV, we would like to hear from you.

Call us on
+44 333 700 2014
to discuss any of these opportunities further
or email us on
recruitment@maxica.com

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