Solution Assurance Consultant - Governance

  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:10 Aug, 2020
Solution Assurance Consultant – Governance

Location: Newbury (Full-time remote working during COVID-19) 
COVID-19 Notice: We are continuing recruitment and have implemented new processes that promote candidate and employee safety. As part of this we have moved to a virtual hiring and onboarding process until further notice.
Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5
Delivery Assurance has overall accountability for ensuring that products are deliverable and VBTS UK can fulfil its delivery obligations for the Enterprise business.


What will you be doing?
In this role you will be accountable for ensuring that the customer deals that transit Deals Assurance are assessed within Vodafone formal assurance framework. The operational risks associated with the same are represented at governance and that they accurately reflect VBTS UK activities and costs with resource requirements and delivery planning accurately forecasted, for input to commercial bid modelling and contract negotiations.


You will work be a trusted advisor peering with Solution Architects to lead non-standard propositions through the assurance and governance processes to de-risk them and ensure appropriate and effective focus for these bids, unblocking any issues in the operational teams and so supporting sales growth activities.


Use a structured approach to quality assurance of both inputs and outputs of the Deals Assurance process, undertake continuous improvement and in-house development of application and systems support, to simplify and streamline the process, improve the quality of interactions, reduce assurance cycle times and ensure successful transition from sell to build and run.


Some of your key responsibilities will include:


  • Driving impact assessments, collation of costs and all key activities to meet agreed deadlines and ensure timely bid submission
  • Providing 'technical authority' for proposals, validate content of high level designs 
  • Peer review designs from pre-sales architects providing critical/positive appraisal
  • Ensure continuity for the customer by providing an effective handover from pre-sales into the solution delivery team

Who are we looking for?   

  • An individual with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills 
  • Strong Technical & Telecoms background – Unified Communications and Contact Centre solutions, enterprise LAN, WAN, wireless, firewall technologies, next generation firewall technologies, SD-WAN
  • Exposure to Governance processes, having been part of the process 
  • A Critical Thinker with the ability to use Initiative - willing to move things forward by taking action without needing to be asked and without due escalation
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness in a rapidly changing environment and the willingness to respond quickly and positively to change and tight deadlines 
  • Experience of completing high-level designs
  • Experience of Pre-Sales would be an advantage. 

What’s in it for you?


An excellent remuneration and bonus package with 28 days holiday entitlement, in addition to bank holidays and paid leave for charity projects. We offer an extensive and flexible benefits package that can be tailored to suit you and your family. From our market-leading parental leave policies through to employee discounts, retail vouchers, pension plan and share schemes we are committed to supporting you throughout your career with Vodafone. 
Posting End Date 10.08.2020

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