Change & Transformation

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Change and Transformation initiatives are now accepted not only as a critical part of business operations and growth, but as a pivotal factor in the very survival of an organisation.

Cedar’s experienced Change & Transformation Practice specialises in providing professionals able to manage, design and deliver such initiatives at speed.

Our expertise and in-depth knowledge allows us to help your organisation navigate change. We’re able to source individuals – either on a permanent or interim basis – who can create, utilise and instil the tools and processes best able to minimise disruption and fuel large-scale transformation.

Whether you’re a fast-growing SME or a global blue-chip company, our established and high-quality candidate networks will allow us to quickly identify the talent you need with salaries in excess of £45,000  annually or £250 - £2,000 per day on a contract basis.


We cover a wide range of change & transformation initiatives including, but not limited to the following focus areas:

  • Change Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Target Operating Model
  • Portfolio Management
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management
  • PMO Management
  • Operational Excellence
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • Process Re-engineering
  • Continuous Improvement
  • HR Transformation
  • Procurement Transformation
  • Shared Services & Business Services
  • Finance Transformation
  • Finance Systems
  • IT Transformation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Systems
  • ERP Systems
Jayne Halperin

Senior Director

Adam Bowman

Head of Interim Change & Transformation

Sam Osbourne

Associate - Change & Transformation

Tom North

Business Manager – Change and Transformation


Head of PMO

London, England

Head of PMO - Charitable Organisation - London A charitable organisation we're currently partnered with are looking to recruit a Head of PMO / Portfolio PMO. This is a key strategic hire for the business. MUST have had 10-14 reports in the past MUST have strong background embedding business processes Strong data analytics background essential Excellent stakeholder management skills essential - reporting to C Suite If you meet the above criteria please apply through the formal channels. We look forward to recieving your application!

Finance Process Specialist (Inside IR35)

City of London, London

A Finance Process Owner is urgently required for a leading global financial technology organisation in central London, working on a large scale finance transformation programme. Experience Required: Experienced Finance Process Specialist / Business Process Specialist / Process Owner, who has a successful track record working on Finance Transformation programmes Strong track in revamping, redesigning and embedding R2R / Record to Report / P2P & Payroll processes Payroll Transformation experience Change management expertise. Prince 2 and/or Project Management experience Business process modelling methodology & best practice Business process modelling tools Being a qualified accountant is desirable but not essential. Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services and/or Consulting / Big Four industry background required. Strong stakeholder management, communication, and relationship building skills. Finance Process / Business Process / Process Owner / R2R / Record to Report / P2P / Payroll / Processes / Financial Technology / FinTech / Technology / Financial Services / Accountant / Consulting / Big Four / Payroll Transformation

Project Support Officer

London, England

**SC Clearance Essential** Project Support Officer - London - Public Sector **SC Clearance Essential** A Public Sector client we're currently partnered with are looking to recruit a Project Support Officer to bolster the programme team and contribute to effective project delivery. **SC Clearance Essential** Key responsibilities Supporting the Project Manager currently in post Implementing and refining the processes and procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the advice and guidance products Managing the product List, working closely with the product owners to ensure consistency and that the correct and current versions only are available Pro-active and positive customer engagement, including arranging and chairing Working Groups Analysis of customer feedback, presenting recommendations for improvements/next steps Assist in the production of a plan for the scalable and roll-out of the programme, transitioning into Business as Usual (BAU) Undertaking a share of the admin duties of the team, e.g. room booking, taking records of meetings, preparing briefings, etc Key attributes Effective Customer Engagement Strong team player Keen to challenge, change and improve existing practises Proven analytical skills

Revenue Assurance Managers (Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester)

Bristol, England

Business & Revenue Assurance Managers (Multiple Roles) - Multiple Locations: Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester. A market leading FTSE 100 Technology giant is actively seeking to appoint a significant number of Business & Revenue Assurance Managers to deliver robust control, commercial and strategic analysis to their most high profile divisions. Main Responsibilities: Supporting the Senior Leadership Team in working with Business Unit stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders with preparation, submission and commentary on new controls, business processes and quantifiable analysis of key performance data. Develop new process concepts to enhance performance reporting and mitigate revenue leakage. Undertake detailed analysis of business performance and key controls drivers helping management make informed decisions. Own transformation projects to deliver improved revenue performance. Key User for the KPIs dashboard Provide financial and business information to departmental management and business unit leaders Desirable Skills: Strong academics A background in: Data Analytics, Revenue Assurance, Consultancy, Risk Management, Business Intelligence or Transformation

Portfolio PMO

London, England

Portfolio PMO - London - Charitable Sector A leading Charity we're currently looking to support are hiring for a Portfolio PMO to join the business in what is a key hire for the organisation. Role Purpose Drives the definition and execution of governance of the portfolio of transformation projects, providing information and insights that allow effective decision-making and engagement of senior stakeholders. This role creates and maintains the integrated plan for the portfolio and is in a unique position to provide analysis and recommendations on investment priorities and on optimising the integrated delivery schedule. The role combines a professional hands-on approach with the ability to energise team members to fulfil their potential. Key Accountabilities Integrated Planning Proactively drives cross project collaboration in order to create an integrated plan for the portfolio, ensuring that the information from each project is consolidated and updated as part of monthly reporting Analyses the feasibility of the integrated plan, providing insights on challenges and ensuring that the work is done to identify options for overcoming obstacles to the plan Organises and chairs a monthly review of the integrated portfolio plan where challenges and options are discussed and proposals for changes agreed. This includes proposals for projects to be included or removed from the portfolio Ensures the portfolio maintains integrity, coherence and alignment with the organisation's strategic objectives Selects and deploys tools required for effective portfolio management Governance Define, deploy and maintain a governance structure for effective decision making at all levels of the portfolio Define the roles for each level of the governance structure and the relationship, escalation paths and information flows between each governance element Monitor the Governance setup to ensure it is fit for purpose and revise the process to ensure continuous improvement where deemed necessary Risk Management and Compliance Defines, implements and promotes best practice risk management process and tools Oversees maintenance of the portfolio risk register Ensures the portfolio is in compliance with legislation, regulation, internal policies and standards Portfolio Budget Tracks and manages monthly expenditure against budget for transformation projects, including proactively identifying opportunities to manage contingency and re-balance costs and resources across the portfolio Benefits Management Take responsibility for ensuring that benefits are identified on each project in accordance with the agreed benefits management approach Ensure that benefits are tracked and reported on a quarterly basis, driving investigation into any significant change in expected benefits Report the benefits status and supporting commentary to governance boards Own and maintain the benefits management approach, adapting as learnings are identified Dependency Management Ensure that projects have the mechanisms in place to identify dependencies with other projects in the portfolio Consolidate the information from each project to derive a portfolio view and then drive the management of the interdependencies Work in close collaboration with the Architecture Team to fully understand the technical interdependencies that impact the delivery of the portfolio Present options and recommendations to the Portfolio Board for the deployment of the portfolio based on interdependencies and risks Ensure interdependencies are fed into the integrated plan and any impact on critical path as a result of interdependencies is flagged to the Transformation Steering Group Communications Be the central point of contact for the Global Comms team to get information on the portfolio, liaising with Project Delivery where needed for input Ensure communications developed are fit for purpose and meet the needs of the portfolio and follow an effective review and sign off process before distribution Manages the repository of shared communication material to maximise its re-use by all teams Capacity Management Defines, implements and promotes best practice capacity and resource management process and tools for all initiatives within the portfolio Creates capacity reports and dashboards relevant for decision-making. Change Control Defines, implements and promotes best practice change control process and tools for the management of the portfolio Ensures changes to the portfolio initiatives are registered, documented, impact assessed, governed and communicated Initiates investigation when changes have been made without following appropriate process Capability Building Develops, implements, and promotes best practices for portfolio management, working closely with the Head of Project Delivery and the Head of Change Delivery so that there is a seamless integration between Project, Change, and Portfolio Management practices. Builds a quality mind-set, through the definition, implementation and promotion of best practice and high standards. Assigns and develops individuals to support the portfolio management process Reporting Develops and provides accurate, relevant and timely information for portfolio prioritisation and decision making Accountable for creating dashboards and reports for effective decision making at governance boards including, but not limited to, Portfolio Meeting and Transformation Steering Group Ensure projects understand the reporting processes, what is required from them and ensure their inputs are received in a timely manner Requisite Skills and Experience Significant prior experience in managing portfolios with IT related projects including global deployments with multinational projects and strong leadership skills Strong business acumen and ability to align change initiatives with strategic goals Excellent analysis and insight capability Excellent communication skills (written & oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to senior stakeholders (including at executive level). Proven experience in, and detailed knowledge of, project and change management practices, standards and methodologies Experienced in the use of portfolio management tools and is able to bring with them knowledge of tools most suitable to support business activities understanding the context and capabilities across the teams Able to build strong relationships within the organisation and influence others Experienced in analysing and extracting top-level information to be shared with senior stakeholders Proven experience in skills mentoring and coaching