Strategic Programs Director

  • Company:
    News Corp Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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Strategic Programs Director Surry Hills NSW, Australia

+ Head up News Corp’s strategic transformation program

+ The nation’s most influential media organisation

+ Assist with leading cross functional teams to successfully execute plans

Reporting to the Director, New Newsco, this role will be responsible for the coordination and successful delivery of business and financial outcomes through News Corp’s strategic transformation program. This will be achieved through an outstanding program and change management capability and fit for purpose programs governance structure.

Partnering with the Finance Directors, the Program workstream leaders and the Tech PMO, this role is also responsible for prioritisation of programs and escalation of key decisions to the Executive using a stage-gate and milestone tracking process.

**What’s the role?**

+ Establish and lead a core team with solid capability across; program execution, change management, program risk management, business architecture, and business process re-engineering

+ Ensure an appropriate program management framework, methodologies and tools are in place, incorporating Charters, stage gates, integrated roadmaps, cumulative change impacts, communication plans, risk management, cost and benefits management and interdependencies management

+ Manage roadmap schedule to execute the portfolio of initiatives to achieve the best outcomes for the business

+ Act as a liaison between the New Newsco Steerco and the program managers and business sponsors and assist program managers in the resolution of program related issues / problems

+ Support new scopings of work for new initiatives and convert to programs / initiatives. Taking them from design to implementation

+ Establish fit for purpose robust governance structure and operating rhythm to enable; timely and accurate information flow, progressive updates to Executive, timely decisions making, effective engagement and utilisation of Executive and senior leaders’ time

+ Facilitate informed decision making by the Executive, by providing fact based recommendations

+ Ensure interdependencies and portfolio risk are identified and managed / or escalated to the Executive for resolution where there are multiple programs or functions impacted

+ Provide a transparent / independent view of progress identifying conflicts and interdependencies to support communications and change management

+ Monitor and influence costs to be spent in line with budget and approved business cases

**Who you are?**

+ Solid experienced in strategic management and leadership across company functions directing substantial resources over long time frames

+ Experience in a media organisation

+ Strong commercial acumen – develop solutions based on an understanding of the business environment and objectives

+ Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

+ Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

+ Strategic Mindset: Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies

+ Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders

**What’s in it for you?**

+ Make a difference as part of Australia’s most influential media organisation

+ Opportunity to innovate, challenge the norm and pioneer the way forward

+ Variety of work where no two days are the same

+ Collaborative environment

**Who are we?**

The nation’s most influential media organisation, and the largest publisher across print and digital, News Corp Australia reaches an unduplicated audience of 16 million Australians every month. As well as our famous news and sport brands, we lead the way in fashion, food, health, real estate and parenting.

**What’s next?**

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit

**Type:** Permanent

**Category:** Technology

**Reference ID:** AU1234CJ000411

**Date Posted:** 05/10/2020