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Advisory Services Defence Director - Performance Improvement - IT Advisory - Canberra


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

Whole industries have been disrupted and transformed in recent years by digital technology. As an IT Advisory professional, you’ll help businesses realise the value they can gain from their IT investments — supporting strategy and being a key growth driver. As part of a high-performing team, you’ll deliver exceptional client service — providing advice on how technology enablement, digital transformation and enterprise intelligence contribute to performance improvement, as well as how IT can act as a multiplying effect during major program transformations.

The opportunity
Our Technology Advisory offerings include IT Strategy and Transformation; Major Program Transformation; Enterprise Solutions; Digital & Emerging Technologies and Data & Analytics. We advise executives on how to improve business performance using technology, transitioning organisations from legacy to innovative technology. In return, you’ll work on some of the utmost progressive projects within the private and public sectors in Australia and unparalleled experiences working for a dynamic organisation.
Your key responsibilities
Working collaboratively with our Defence client, establishing a business-driven vision for the future of the technology systems, processes and infrastructure, through the application of leading practices and the improvement of technology service management and infrastructure capabilities. We help them develop a structured view of the operational interactions between the application and infrastructure components and build a roadmap of the future state and facilitate the long-term achievement of the strategic vision.
Skills and attributes for success
Consult with clients to understand their business challenges and goals, and recommend performance improvement and risk mitigation solutions through the use of technologies
Actively identify and pursue business opportunities with new and existing areas within defence
Design transformation strategy to ensure the enterprise’s information technology & business systems are aligned for future growth that is agile, transparent and cutting edge
Play an enterprise architect role and to lead the development of client’s IT strategies, IT operating models and technology roadmaps and solutions
Deliver technology operational effectiveness, architecture and solution design, business case development, as well as programme and project management to achieve cost optimisation
Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring all levels of staff
To qualify for the role you must have
Relevant degree in technology, business, maths, engineering or similar
Minimum 10 years’ management consulting experience preferably from a tier 1 consultancy
Strong business acumen, presentation, technical as well as influencing skills
In-depth knowledge and understanding of IT Strategy; Enterprise Architecture; IT Operating Model; IT Operations and Service Management; IT Sourcing and Commercials
Up to date knowledge of digital and cloud and other emerging technologies and their application in business
Proven business development and sales success and able to identify and achieve business expansion opportunities
Team leadership and experience instilling high performing and collegian work culture

What we look for:
We’re interested in candidates with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of technical and commercial elements in this role, and to be playing a leadership role to drive the IT Advisory function together with a dynamic group of consultants. Furthermore you’ll need the ability to take initiative to provide innovative solutions and seek improvement to benefit project achievements.

What working at EY offers

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.
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