Programme Manager-Central Functions 53 views

gility is a major part of our ambition here at Allianz with all of our Communities of Practice working towards transforming our organisation. You could be part of a thriving community of professionals, focused on quality and delivery.  A chance to make new connections, enjoy new friendships and work together to achieve shared goals.  We’ve embraced supreme flexibility, offering hybrid-working arrangements, working from home combined with time in our Guildford office.


About The Role

Central Functions has an exciting roadmap of change and are recruiting for a Programme Manager to join the high performing team.  In this role you’ll manage the delivery of a key strategic Finance Programme of change. As programme manager, alongside the finance senior leadership team, you will conceive a vision and structure for the programme and lead the programme team to deliver Programme outcomes.


About You

You will have extensive experience working as a Programme Manager managing the programme lifecycle end to end. You need to be passionate about change with demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to get the best from a Project team. You will be able to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and be able to make connections and influence decisions. Ideally you will have some experience in Accounting and Finance Systems and managing large systems change interacting with both UK and Group stakeholders. You will have sound commercial judgment and overall understanding of the Financial Services Industry particularly the business impact of the regulatory environment.


Key Accountabilities

  • Define and develop the Programme, Governance and strategy
  • Plan and design the Programme and proactively monitor overall progress, providing solutions to issues when they arise
  • Manage risks to the Programme’s successful outcome
  • Manage the Programme resources and budget, monitoring expenditure and costs
  • Manage communication with senior stakeholders
  • Ensure the delivery of new products or services from the Programme is of the highest quality following internal frameworks and best practice
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and overall integrity of the Programme
  • Contribute to the development of the business change function, leadership of the team and development of team members


Skills & Experience

  • You’ll have lead multi-disciplined teams and influenced across all levels, including Board and Group level, demonstrating excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • You’ll have an excellent business acumen and financial awareness and have experience of financial management and budgeting of large scale strategic investments
  • You’ll have negotiated contracts, on boarded and worked with 3rd party suppliers
  • You’ll have exposure to establishing and executing a governance framework for the Programme and its projects and take a proactive approach to risk management
  • You’ll be a leader, with coaching and people management skills, able to lead large teams and manage 3rd party suppliers
  • You will have experience working in finance or with them as a key stakeholder
  • You will have delivered large system change



  • Professionally qualified within change profession (eg: APMP, MSP)
  • Degree educated or qualified with experience

What We Will Offer You 

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from, including, retail discounts, discounted insurance cover and our newly launched ElectriX car purchase scheme, so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you.    That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:


  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Car allowance
  • Private medical cover
  • Annual company and performance-based bonus
  • Generous pension contributions and Life Cover up to 4 x salary
  • Career development – including our mentoring scheme, we’ll provide you with the tools to develop with us, so you can grow your career, while building the skills needed for whatever the future brings.


Our Ways of Working
Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.
Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive – Your work life balance is important to us.
Our Purpose and Values
We secure your future
Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust
Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website – they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.
Diversity & Inclusion
At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, a Disability Confident employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion members, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

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