Principal Consultant - Delivery

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

As a Principal Consultant you will assess, advise, and accelerate AND Digital’s clients to improve their ‘End to End’ delivery practices and improve their digital product delivery effectiveness. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Assess, advise, and accelerate AND Digital’s clients to improve their ‘End to End’ delivery practices and improve their digital product delivery effectiveness. .

  • Provide delivery leadership and manage / work closely with senior client stakeholders at all stages of the delivery lifecycle.

  • Lead engagements with discovery, activation and shaping of new projects and client initiatives - incorporating key digital transformation pillars of people. product, technology, Data & Insight.

  • Work closely with the AND Clubs BU to ensure smooth onboarding and transition to a ‘build service’ within the clubs

  • Oversee a number of delivery teams / squads / tribes in complex organisations, managing plans, budgets, risks, dependencies, and issues across the engagement.

  • Get hands with the work, beyond leading and directing - producing some artefacts e.g. workshop facilitation, change plans creation, budget management, business case development, business communications, org charts development etc.

  • Apply a commercial mindset throughout an engagement and owning (or supporting) account development plans. Responsible for identifying and developing further opportunities for AND Digital to support our clients, in order for them to be successful.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

  • Breadth and depth of consulting experience in delivering programmes and projects, implementing new techniques, technologies and ways of working in their area of specialism, ideally across a range of clients / organisations - gained at a recognised Consulting firm.

  • Good knowledge of digital delivery - particularly through Product, Technology and People change, Data & Insight - backed up with your own experience and POVs.

  • Good personal delivery experience of Agile team frameworks (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, Lean) and scaled Agile frameworks (e.g. SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, [email protected]).

  • Great stakeholder management skills and experience of operating across mid level managers, senior management team, and C-Level. You are highly organised, strong in delivery and an excellent communicator.

  • A keen enjoyment in leading, driving and ultimately landing the associated benefits for the client amidst a complex set of risks or issues.

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching teams for high performance. A leadership and management style that generates support and commitment from internal and client teams.

  • Commercial acumen - building business cases, building statements of work, MSA’s

  • Strong Business Development capability - identify new opportunities selling AND, not individuals, building relationships

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.

  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.

  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.