Microsoft UK • United Kingdom

Programme Director

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description


Are you excited about creating innovative technology solutions and taking responsibility for complex, multimillion dollar projects?

As organizations digitally transform their business and operating models, they look to us to provide them with the guidance and partnership that will help them achieve this change successfully and at pace. You will have the opportunity to develop your project management skills and experience as you build relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders, managing a range of projects that vary in terms of budget and size, and collaborating with teams located in multiple locations and time zones.

In Industry Solutions Delivery you will be working in an environment that empowers you to bring your best each day. You will grow professionally and personally as part of a team that care passionately for great customer outcomes, and who strive to improve the overall customer and partner experience.

Join our team of exceptional people who deliver world-class professional consulting services. Our team provides a supportive atmosphere with passion for growth, where you can earn customer confidence, trust, and loyalty by improving the overall customer and partner experience. At the same time, we put a specific emphasis on work-life balance, wellbeing, and the opportunity to operate in diverse and inclusive environment.

Find out more about our culture and values


As a Programme Director with us, some of your main responsibilities will include:

Customer Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages the planning, execution and outcomes of complex transformational projects using the appropriate Project Management Framework and Methodologies, focussing on customer satisfaction, tangible outcomes and high quality.
  • Applying program governance standards, compliance and best practices to ensure successful delivery of programs on scope, on schedule and on budget.
  • Leads, directs, and oversees a team of programme resources working across multiple workstreams and/or projects to plan, execute, and co-ordinate activities to manage and implement a change programme roadmap from mobilisation to implementation.
  • Provides executive leadership to Advise on and escalates programme level decisions that affect significant programme direction to the agreed governance forums and identifies decisions that cannot be resolved.
  • Leads cross-team and third-party collaborations - influencing without authority and leveraging the strength of diverse teams.

Internal Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable with all our consulting services and proactively seek ways to provide value to our clients and establish strong internal relationships across service lines.
  • Participates in the pre-sales process and being able to articulate the business value proposition associated with the project or change in a clear and compelling manner
  • Manages any commercial aspects of the project or programme, ensuring financial integrity
  • Enhances people performance and potential by providing effective supervision, coaching, and mentoring to all levels of staff
  • Investigates and proactively shares intellectual property (IP) and providing suggestions for enhancing how we operate


  • Embody our culture and values


To position you for a successful career with us and enable you to have an impact on your colleagues and our customers, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience managing complex very large technology and digital transformation programmes, preferably at international scale.
  • Program governance skills, including financial management, planning, scheduling, reporting, resource management, senior stakeholder communications, and risk management
  • Professional presentation skills with experience of regularly presenting a variety of different audiences including those at a C-suite level.
  • Experience in a consulting or professional services environment
  • Relevant financial services industry experience or similar regulated industry.
  • Confident with Agile and Waterfall delivery practices, Agile certification desirable.
  • PMP Certification or equivalent project management experience.
  • Bachelor’s or Master ‘s degree in relevant subject or equivalent work
  • Experience in cloud, security, Office365, or productivity solution implementations is essential.

This role will include travel to customer and Microsoft offices, with some international travel from time-to-time.

Apply now and help us change the world.

This role will include travel to customer or Microsoft locations around the UK.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

Company benefits

Wellbeing allowance
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Gym membership
Mental health platform access
Buy or sell annual leave
Shared parental leave
Matched pension contribution
Charity donation scheme
Employee assistance programme
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Fertility treatment leave
Open to compressed hours
Open to job sharing
Fertility benefits
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced sick days
Compassionate leave
Travel insurance
20 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Childcare credits
Carer’s leave
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Annual bonus
Annual pay rises
Company car
Open to part-time employees
Pregnancy loss leave
Life insurance
Equity packages
Financial coaching
Relocation packages
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at Microsoft UK

Company employees

Globally: 220,000

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Reading, Cambridge, Romsey, Manchester, Edinburgh

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

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Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024

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