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Delivery Director



United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

About the Role

We work closely with clients and partners to take full advantage of the opportunities of technology. We mobilize expert teams that create custom solutions from existing and emerging technology to deliver viable outcomes at speed. We call this 'Value in the making.'

Part of the Capgemini Group, Sogeti makes business value through technology for organizations that need to implement innovation at speed and want a local partner with global scale. With a hands-on culture and close proximity to its clients, Sogeti are currently looking for a Delivery Director to join our expanding delivery function to focus on growing our Sogeti offering. You'll play a critical role in helping businesses save time and money and delivering overall business growth for Sogeti.

Mandatory Skills:

Strategic Test Leadership

  • Define the overarching test strategy, roadmap, and governance for the multi-year, multi-workstream program.
  • Provide executive leadership and oversight across a large, globally distributed test practice.
  • Ensure testing activities are tightly aligned to program objectives, timelines, and quality targets.
  • Thought leadership in test strategy, automation, DevOps, Agile, and modern testing practices.

Stakeholder Engagement and Influence

  • Develop and cultivate strategic relationships with executive stakeholders from Clients, suppliers, and customers.
  • Effectively communicate complex testing concepts, status, risks, and issues to leadership.
  • Represent the testing practice in key governance forums and decision-making bodies.
  • Cultivate a high-performance, collaborative environment for the global test practice.
  • Negotiate and secure test environments, data, and other critical dependencies across organizations.
  • Drive seamless coordination and knowledge-sharing across a multi-vendor test ecosystem.

Delivery Excellence

  • Oversee creation of integrated, risk-based test plans across all phases and workstreams
  • Implement robust quality management, including metrics, KPIs, quality gates, and compliance.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and operational excellence.
  • Implement industry-leading testing processes, tools, and automation frameworks.

People Leadership

  • Attract, develop, and retain top testing talent across multiple geographies and cultures.
  • Provide inspirational leadership, mentorship, and career coaching for senior test managers.
  • Promote diversity, inclusion, and personal growth within the team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience in testing on large, transformative technology programs
  • Extensive expertise in mobile telecommunications across the full technology stack, including, OSS, BSS, devices, and network.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence at executive levels across complex organizational structures.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated success building, scaling, and optimizing high-performing, globally distributed teams.
  • Relevant leadership certifications (PMP, CSM, CTFL, etc.).
  • Ability to travel UK wide with occasional international travel, as required to team locations.

Long Shape Your Path

You will be empowered to explore, innovate, and progress. You will benefit from Capgemini’s ‘learning for life’ mindset, meaning you will have countless training and development opportunities from thinktanks to hackathons, and access to 250,000 courses with numerous external certifications from AWS, Microsoft, Harvard Management or, Cybersecurity qualifications and much more.

Flexibility to work your way

You will be encouraged to have a positive work-life balance. Our hybrid-first way of working means we embed hybrid working in all that we do and make flexible working arrangements the day-to-day reality for our people. All UK employees are eligible to request flexible working arrangements.

Security Clearance requirement

To be successfully appointed to this role you will need to undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard checks.
There are no nationality or residency restrictions, although if you have resided outside of the UK within the last 3 years, further checks may be required.
There are other criteria and check required for BPSS, and throughout the recruitment process, you will be asked questions about your security clearance eligibility such as, but not limited to, country of residence and nationality.

Why you should consider Capgemini

Growing clients’ businesses while building a more sustainable, more inclusive future is a tough ask. But when you join Capgemini, you join a thriving company and become part of a diverse collective of free-thinkers, entrepreneurs, and industry experts. A powerful source of energy that drives us all to find new ways technology can help us reimagine what is possible. It’s why, together, we seek out opportunities that will transform the world’s leading businesses. And it’s how you’ll gain the experiences and connections you need to shape your future. By learning from each other every day, sharing knowledge, and always pushing yourself to do better, you’ll build the skills you want. And you’ll use them to help our clients leverage technology to grow their business and give innovation that human touch the world needs. So, it might not always be easy, but making the world a better place rarely is.

About Capgemini

Capgemini is a global business and technology transformation partner, helping organizations to accelerate their dual transition to a digital and sustainable world, while creating tangible impact for enterprises and society. It is a responsible and diverse group of 340,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong over 55-year heritage, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to unlock the value of technology to address the entire breadth of their business needs. It delivers end-to-end services and solutions leveraging strengths from strategy and design to engineering, all fuelled by its market leading capabilities in AI, cloud and data, combined with its deep industry expertise and partner ecosystem. The Group reported 2023 global revenues of €22.5 billion.