Information Strategy Manager (Birmingham)

Birmingham
£750 - £825 per day

Are you a Strategy Manager, with at least 5+ years’ experience with implementing high level government data and analytics programmes?  

Ford & Stanley Interim are currently working with the company responsible for developing, delivering and promoting the most demanding and exciting transport project in Europe with an estimated project cost of £56 billion.

The Opportunity

Once fully completed, around 345 miles of new high-speed track will connect the city centres of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

Responsible for developing an overarching information and data architecture for our client, including policies, strategies, models and governance, to ensure our client understands and manages its information throughout the programme. Provide advice on Information Management products to the supply chain and reviews information management related products. 

This role is part of the Information Management team in IT and reports to Head of Information Management, who in turn report to the Chief Information Officer.  You will directly manage two permanent and an interim Information Architect.

This particular contract is going to be an initial 6-month contract working in the rail sector and may potentially roll over for a minimum 12-month period but should extend beyond that.

Key responsibilities include

  • The management of the Information Architects and setting the strategic direction of the team.
  • Planning and execution of HS2s Information Management Strategy, including the specification of the projects needed to deliver the strategy.
  • Integration of Information Architecture into the wider Enterprise Architecture Roadmap.
  • Maintenance and update of the Information Management aspects of the IMS frameworks and ensuring the processes are kept up to date as the HS2 programme evolves.
  • Maturity development of the Information Architecture aspects of the Data and Information areas of HIP Programme, to ensure that HS2 achieves at least a level 3 of maturity.
  • Running the corporate Information Governance Group and ensuring that the wider organisation takes responsibility for the quality, availability and security of data.
  • Ensuring that IT projects meet the requirements of Information Architecture and the Information Management Strategy.
  • Liaising with the IT and Information Managers of the Tier 1 contractors in the supply chain to ensure products related to Information Management are delivered on time and to the right level of quality.
  • Consulted on the Information Management aspects of the any new Tier 1 contracts to ensure that they meet HS2 requirements.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

The Candidate

Skills/Knowledge

  • System integration skills including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques.
  • Data modelling and information classification skills at the enterprise level.
  • Problem analysis, structured analysis and design skills
  • Ability to assess rapidly changing technologies and apply them to business needs
  • Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including internal stakeholders at various levels in the organisation and externally
  • Ability to analyse project, program and portfolio needs, as well as determine the resources needed to achieve objectives and overcome cross-functional barriers.
  • Understanding of Business domain, data/content and processes
  • Understanding of common information architecture frameworks and information models.
  • Understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modelling) to less-structured sources.
  • Knowledge with data science concepts, as well as MDM, business intelligence, and data warehouse design and implementation techniques
  • Understanding of a variety of data access and analytics approaches (for example, microservices and event-based architectures)
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
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