National Grid Head of Internal Consultancy in Waltham, Massachusetts

_About the Position:_

  • Build and lead a team of internal consultants

  • Support major change programs and complex business problems

  • Act as the gatekeeper for all National Grid consultancy spend

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_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

Build and lead a highly capable and impactful team to help National Grid deal with significant change programs and complex problems:

  • Develop the service provision, recruiting strategy (external and internal) and value case

  • Develop the career path and set it up as a means to accelerate development and capability of our leaders – a gateway to senior roles

Lead and coach the team to deliver high quality and value adding products to the business, to significantly reduce reliance on consultants:

  • Develop and manage the order book and resource requirements

  • Develop approach to assess performance and refine service requirements

Build alternative sourcing models – associates, boutiques, etc.

Manage consultancy spend

  • Establish the demand management approach for consultancy across the group, act as the first line of challenge to clarify requirements and assess internal capability to deliver

  • Approve all external consultancy requests

  • Set out clearly what is required to effectively engage consultants – statement of works, incentives, fees at risk, governance

  • Deliver significant reduction in the use of consultancies

  • Own the National Grid consultancy framework on behalf of the group

Review consultancy performance and seek continued improvement of service provision

_Knowledge & Experience Required:_

  • MBA

  • Experience of either being a senior project manager / principle in a different business or of leading big change programs

  • Experience and gravitas to tackle difficult and sensitive business issues

  • Experience of managing consultants

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Ability to think strategically and lead and coach a team

  • Track record of delivering exceptional value

/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./

Job: *Business Excellence

Organization: *Business Excellence

Title: Head of Internal Consultancy

Location: MA-Waltham

Requisition ID: 20171231