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Strategy Implementation Manager

About An Post

An Post has successfully restructured the company into two world-class businesses, An Post Mails & Parcels and An Post Retail, each with its own management team and long-term strategy.

The Mails & Parcels Business is rapidly growing its eCommerce and mail marketing businesses, offsetting declining mail volumes, while still delivering the highest quality postal service to every home and business in Ireland. The business plays a fundamental role in Irish economic life as the backbone of eCommerce, making sure that communities across Ireland have the same access to goods as in major world cities.

Our Retail Business already manages more cash than any other organisation in Ireland and we will continue to diversify and grow our financial and retail services while providing a trusted gateway to government services for our customers, both online and in person.

We aim to re-invent the post office network so every town and major village in Ireland has a modern post office, providing the financial technology services our customers need in a cashless society. We are committed to digital transformation and brand rejuvenation so we can offer customer-centred competitive services. 

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a pivotal role in An Post in order to manage and develop long-term sustainability. Diversity and Inclusion also plays a key part in our strategy, continuously evolving to be representative of our employees and the communities in which we serve. 

About the role

Reporting to a member of the Management Board, as Strategy Implementation Manager (SIM), you will monitor and manage the delivery of strategic initiatives in line with the business strategy, ensuring that the objectives of the business unit are aligned to the relevant stakeholders, providing expertise and support to improve effectiveness. You will support the co-ordination of work and management of the team. Where necessary you will project manage specific work streams.

You will be a key player during this transformational time, ensuring that projects deliver the required outcomes, within budget, on time and to the highest level of quality. You will identify potential areas of conflict and interdependencies between projects managing resolution processes where required while also educating project managers on best practice to ensure coherence between projects/ programmes.

You will help ensure that the correct projects are identified and assist project managers produce briefs, monthly updates and close out reports, as well as ensuring accurate allocation of resources and working with the MD to identify and remove road blocks.

As SIM you will act as a conduit providing monthly updates, managing the flow of information with the business unit and the Management Board, assisting the management team in effective decision making. You will also act as the key link to external consultants and advisors, coordinating activity. 

The ideal candidate

You will ideally hold an MBA or post graduate degree, with a minimum of five years relevant work experience across various operational functions, understanding interdependences on projects and have a collaborative yet firm approach to ensure projects are delivered within expected timeframes and quality. 

Critical skills

  • Strong proven organisational and multi-tasking experience balancing multiple projects at the same time and at a fast pace
  • Excellent persuasive and communication capabilities, engaging the critical mass to buy in on projects or initiatives
  • Evidence of critiquing initiatives and effecting change where required
  • Proven track record of managing programmes at high level, ensuring Project managers and teams are engaged and focused

About the Benefits

In addition to a highly competitive remuneration package, as an An Post employee you will have access to a wide range of benefits including:
  • An Post Company Medical Scheme
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Paid Paternity Leave
  • An Post Pension Scheme
  • On site gym, fitness classes and shower facilities
  • Secure on-site bicycle parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tax Saver Travel Pass
  • City centre location in walking distance to all major transport services

To apply

Send your detailed CV to outlining the position you are applying for in the subject line.  The closing date for receipt of applications is the close of business Friday 26th of July 2019.

An Post is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome suitably
qualified applicants from all sections of the community