Head of Integration

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Location
Walsall
Specialism
Management
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£60,000 - £70,000
Site Name
Flexible but with a requirement for frequent travel to Warwick, Walsall or Beeston
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Hours Per Week
39
Job Grade
Midcounties Career Framework Level 8

About the Role:

Your Coop are looking for a Head of Integration to join our society. We’re a unique multi-sector group operating in Food, Childcare, Travel, Post Office, Healthcare and Utilities, meaning you will get a breadth of experience in a collaborative and fast-moving organisation. No two days will ever be the same! 

At Your Coop, you will be part of business that puts people at the heart of everything they do. What makes us different?
 
The money you help us make is returned to our members and communities. We are a cooperative which means we share a third of our profits to our members and invest a third in our community support initiatives. In a profit-driven world, we are the difference. 

We’re proud to be owned by our members, and we’d love to be owned by you. 
 
 
 
As a Head of Integration, you will be responsible for:  
 
Lead & create integrated planning in support of Travel & Leisure strategy across T&L teams. Manage T&L calendar, proactively reviewing the short, medium & long term and prompting action in a timely manner . Proactively plan and lead annual planning process and subsequent refreshes, ensuring process, inputs & outputs are available in a timely manner.
Provide visibility of relevant internal, external and MCC wide activities & dates, highlighting potential issues. Recommend solutions to facilitate trade-offs, manage resourcing and mitigate conflicting activities.  Work collaboratively with other parts of the Society to coordinate initiatives & requirements as appropriate
Drive Member-focus throughout activity, ensuring clear plans and alignment with MCC Membership strategy across all appropriate T&L activity. Provide clear visibility of the integrated Member plan across T&L
Lead department-wide input, responses and preparedness for key Society processes and timelines (eg Finance Gov, strategy days, AGM) Work with  Society stakeholders to deliver actions/ matters impacting across the whole T&L team (eg Risk,)
Lead programme management, ensuring T&L projects are suitably resourced, robustly managed and appropriately governed. Establish and manage T&L programme governance structure & management and interfaces with Society wide processes. 
Stay up to date & apply programme management tools & techniques best practise.  Instil a culture of delivery to deadlines   
Provide objective programme assurance assessment of major transformation programmes and independently assess readiness for transition from Development into BAU. Recommend corrective actions required and ensure delivery 
Lead 360 insight & analytics for T&L, drawing on multiple data sources (eg financial, customer, market) to provide regular insights and bespoke analysis of strategic & tactical issues/ opportunities. Proactively provide insight across T&L and support T&L team on a reactive basis. Ensure regular processes are aligned to broader trading, performance and planning timelines
Lead creation and management of events catalogue to provide context for performance levels. Build history and maintain on a live basis. 
Proactively identify future patterns on the basis of historic events (eg. Easter moves so what impact on baseline)
Lead development of Travel community activity in support of Travel and Sustainability strategies. Work with T&L team to integrate activity into Travel channels, commercial, CoHo and omnichannel development activity. 
Lead delivery of T&L-wide community initiatives. Collaborate with internal community team and external community partners, providing clear visibility of the integrated Community plan cross T&L 
Lead management of trade bodies relationships, ensuring the team derive value from resources, participation in policy groups and working relationships. Provide appropriate input to policy discussions to advance our agenda 
Lead identification and management of  Risk and Compliance activities within T&L. Ensure risk management processes and activities are appropriately planned and delivered on time. Lead management & delivery of  Audit actions to deadlines 
Lead planning and delivery of T&L wide engagement and communications (eg Monday comms, CO drop-ins, forums)
Lead colleague engagement across Integration team, ensuring improvement & development plans are in place & actioned. 
Build & lead a high performing team. Coach and develop the Integration Senior Management Team, empowering and holding them to account, continually reviewing performance against objectives, targets, steering wheel measures and personal development objectives. 
Support development of T&L Senior Management Team, including talent management and leadership development.
Work collaboratively within Travel & Leisure Leadership Team and across the Society in the best interests of our members. Identify synergy opportunities with other parts of Midcounties (eg Food)
Ensure strong Financial controls and adherence to governance, risk & compliance, legal and regulatory controls. Ensure all activity is delivered in a safe and timely manner.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will need:  
 
Strong leadership and experience is essential, along with planning & programme management, analytical capability and experience of working in a Group/ matrix organisation.
Strong strategic thinking, influencing and relationship management skills. Able to manage ambiguity and create clarity from complexity to focus on material  issues and engage others in delivery.
Customer led and data driven with the drive & curiosity to make a difference.
Collaborative style, able to influence at and gain commitment from all levels up to CEO
Experience of leading a multi-disciplined team of subject matter experts is essential.
Thrives on diverse portfolio of responsibility  
Experience of risk & compliance management would be advantageous

Why Join Us?

You may be thinking what makes Your Coop unique? Why should I join? Here are three reasons why you should join the society!

1.     Community – We put our people at the heart of everything we do and are never afraid to offer a helping hand
2.     Culture – We have a flexible and unique working culture where everyone has the platform to voice how we can do better
3.     Opportunity – We pride ourselves on the foundation that everyone should have the ability to grow and prosper

Joining us means you will be part of something amazing and it also means you will have access to lots of great benefits including:

10% Coop Discount (20% every payday weekend on food) 
Coop Exclusive Discounts (Who doesn’t love a discount)
25 Days Annual Leave (Because we all need a break)
5.5 Weeks Performance Based Bonus (Hard work comes with reward)
Hybrid Working (Making sure you achieve a work life balance)
Access to the Electric Vehicle Scheme (Making the journey greener)
Coop Society Membership (Because we want to know how we can do better)  
3 Days a Year for Volunteering Hours (Now more than ever we need to support one another)
GroceryAid Colleague Support (Because sometimes we all need a helping hand)
Refer a Friend Reward Scheme (We want everyone to shout how a business should be run)
Training and Development Opportunities (Because everyone can be themselves)
Death in Service x2 Annual Salary (Incase the worst should happen)


Apply now to begin Your Coop journey!

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