Minster Micro Components Limited and The Department of Digital Transformation in the School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University aims to unleash the potential of organisations to thrive in an inclusive digital economy through building capability and removing barriers to technological change.
This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital Transformation Consultant to develop and implement a digital transformation strategy to achieve end-to-end process improvement, transforming service provision in an IT services company.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate role presents a unique and exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with leading academics at BCU to apply knowledge and technical innovation. The KTP Associate should have graduated from a University within the last five years and hold at least an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area.
This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme co-funding by a grant through Innovate UK. KTPs provide 1000+ high calibre jobs working with business across the UK and offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,500 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project - more information
The successful graduate will be employed by Birmingham City University and will be based at the company in Kiddermnster (DY10 1HU). They will be supported by academics from The Department of Digital Transformation in the School of Computing and Digital Technology. The position is for 27 months.
The candidate will lead the digital transformation project, managing the expectations of various stakeholders, under the guidance of an academic and a company supervisor.
What we are looking for
- Practical working experience of Design Thinking to solve complex real-world problems.
- Completion of a substantial digital change project in either university or industry.
- Understanding of the complex relationship between people, information, processes and technology.
- Keen interest in the developing enabling strategies to facilitate business growth through organisational change.
- Analysing and redesigning business processes to improve performance and productivity.
- You will be will be challenged to develop a set of organisational, project management, and personal skills.
- You must be a proficient communicator and engage fully with all stakeholders, seminars, workshops and events to highlight the work of the project.
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to take a proactive role that will successfully deliver the work plan in the proposal.
- Effective interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and industrial partners will be essential.
- Excellent verbal, written and analytical communication skills.
- Project and time management skills is a critical capability for this position.
- Involvement in the implementation of a new culture of continuous improvement using tools such as journey mapping and customer experience, and soft systems methods.
- Practiced in training and mentoring to embed new IT capabilities.
- Ability to document strategic initiatives and new standard operating procedures including online manuals accessible to all employees always providing the latest revision to procedures etc.
- Familiarity with Plan-Do-Check-Act team working to embed best practice.
- Knowledge of LEGO® Serious Play® and the role of storytelling.
You will hold a good first degree (equivalent to a First Class or 2:1 Honours) in a business or business systems degree with experience in Design Thinking. A Master’s degree in a closely related discipline will be an added advantage.
Accepted degree subjects
Additional job details
- £28,000 - £32,000
- Contract, dates and working times
- Fixed term
How to apply
Interview date: 28 June 2021
The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.
It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us
Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 18 June 2021
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Closing date: 18 June 2021