Management Consultant - Transformation/Portfolio Manager

  • Department: Systems Group
  • Location: Bristol

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We are an integrated strategic improvement partner to an international defence company involved in capital projects who is seeking to improve programme and engineering delivery performance and governance. This activity forms the core part of an organisational and functional transformation being rolled out across a portfolio of key programmes, with facilitation and training being conducted in a highly collaborative and supportive manner.


Consultancy skills

  • Actively seeks and creates business opportunities that will serve the client and aligns with Key Account strategy.
  • Acts with integrity at all times and promotes the FNC values through behaviours.
  • Initiates influential relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels within the client organisation. Agile approach and ability to connect and build rapport at any level within the client organisation.
  • Creatively applies wide range of innovative and / or management principles to realise business benefits aligned to both FNC and clients overall strategy.
  • Take decisions that actively align with client, account and FNC organisational objectives.
  • Communicates authoritatively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Collaborates with and facilitates stakeholder groups to fully address client needs.
  • Identifies the communication and relationship needs of stakeholder groups and capable of creating an effective Comms and Engagement brief and support the Comms team throughout its creation and implementation.


Technical skills

  • Analyse Organizational Needs: Evaluate the current business processes, identify areas for improvement, and design transformation strategies aligned with goals.
  • Develop and Implement Transformation and Portfolio Plans: Craft detailed plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation. Lead the execution of these plans, ensuring adherence to budget and schedule.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Working with key stakeholders to understand needs and concerns, ensuring buy-in and support for transformation and Portfolio initiatives.
  • Change Management: Facilitate change within the organization, addressing cultural shifts, training needs, and communication strategies to maximize engagement.
  • Leverage Technology: Identify and integrate appropriate technological solutions to enhance business processes and efficiency.
  • Performance Monitoring: Regularly review the impact of transformation and Portfolio initiatives, reporting on progress and making adjustments as needed.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Proactively identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure smooth implementation and successful delivery.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Act as a subject matter expert, providing guidance and sharing best practices with the team and broader organization.
  • Deep specialist knowledge in required areas with the ability to consult at all levels throughout the client organisation. Flexible approach to ensure knowledge is shared, and rapport is built across a wide stakeholder community (from young professional to Managing Director).
  • Extensive experience in the defense sector with a proven track record in their area of specialism.
  • Ability to assimilate information, problem solve and collaborate with both clients and colleagues.
  • Facilitates business decision making process.
  • Manages expectations of key project stakeholders at all levels within the client organisation. Oversees the specialist advise from others.
  • Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the account, FNC and the client organisation.

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