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Programme Director - Digital Accelerator

Posting Country:  New Zealand
Date Posted:  14-Jan-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are forever challenging, pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies.

We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

Join our journey as we connect for a better future. Ready?

A Bit About The Role


Tihei mauri ora! Tēnā koutou katoa.

“Behold, there is life! Acknowledgement to all.”


Please Note: This position is available on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract.


At Vodafone, we’re committed to providing you with a friendly workplace environment where you can manage home and work balance through our leading flexible working practises. We value the diversity of thought, perspective and backgrounds our people bring to work with them every day. Our vision is to create a better future for Aotearoa New Zealand through remarkable technology that simplifies lives and businesses. We support our communities through the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation with an ambitious goal to halve the number of disadvantaged young people in Aotearoa by 2027.


At Vodafone, our vision is to be among the world’s leading telcos. We are embarking on a multi- year programme which will enable New Zealanders to connect effortlessly, with a brand they trust, an engaging service experience and a proposition that’s simple and great value. We are creating a remarkable, digitally-focused team to deliver the programme. Together, we will design and build a world-class digital future for our customers and people alike.   

What Will I Be Doing?


The Programme Director will lead the overall programme delivery, encompassing our design, build and deployment of business and technology change. They will provide confidence and transparency on the success of the programme, taking responsibility for programme delivery to the agreed time, cost and quality. The Programme Director will ensure a clearly understood and integrated programme delivery approach and implement the overall governance and programme frameworks to achieve its success. 


You will build a high performing programme team – embedding our focus on remarkable simplicity and establishing a culture of test and learn, customer focus and high performance. This role will establish and lead a PMO to establish and operate core processes to effectively support the team.   You will ensure effective management of multiple third party vendors and build a shared accountability for the overall success of the programme. 


As a key member of the Digital Accelerator Leadership Team, this role will work closely with the Tribe Leads to ensure effective integration across the multiple, complex streams of the programme and ensure a shared successful programme delivery. 

What Will I Bring?


We are seeking a highly experienced Programme Director who has lead digital transformation and has the experience and lessons to bring to their next big opportunity. You will be excited about the opportunity to be part of a fundamental change, and understand the scale of the challenge. The ideal candidate will have:


  • Demonstrated experience delivering complex digital transformation programmes incorporating business, people and technology change.  
  • Exceptional engagement and communication skills - able to engage at C suite and within the programme delivery team.
  • Experience working with third party vendors including management of offshore vendors.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment, and able to define and flex delivery approaches including both agile and waterfall approaches.
  • Experiencing setting up and leading core programme enablers including governance, dependency management and risk / issue processes.
  • Full life cycle experience from programme standup through to post go live - able to both establish and operate best practice programme delivery.


At Vodafone, performance is not only about what we deliver within our role, but also how we deliver it. We are Fanatical about customers; we Simplify & act now; we Own it; and we Front up with feedback. Our behaviours are driven from the front by our people who live them every day.


Joining the Vodafone whānau will stretch you, challenge you and provide opportunities you’ve been seeking to expand your career. You’ll engage in unique workplace experiences, be exposed to exciting and innovative technology, and gain opportunities for learning beyond Aotearoa


Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa.

“We work together for the benefit of all”

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.