Transformation Programme Manager


London, GB

Department or practice area:  Business Transformation

Taylor Wessing


Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within our sectors, we work closely together with our clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together we challenge expectation and create extraordinary results. By shaping the conversation in our sectors, we enable our clients to unlock growth, protect innovation and accelerate ambition. 


With 1000+ lawyers, 300+ partners, 29 offices and 17 jurisdictions we are looking to expand our Business Transformation  team, with the addition of a Transformation Programme Manager.


The opportunity for you


You will play a pivotal role in driving and overseeing complex transformational programmes and projects across Taylor Wessing.


This role requires a visionary leader, who can develop and execute plans to ensure successful organisational change and evolution.


The role will report to the Head of Business Transformation, collaborate closely with cross functional teams and develop relationships at all levels.


Key responsibilities


  • Planning: With input from key stakeholders develop and implement transformation programme plans that are aligned with TW vison, goals and values.
  • Programme Leadership: Lead, manage, and mentor cross functional teams, ensuring the successful execution of transformation initiatives.
  • Change Management Develop comprehensive change management plans and approaches to facilitate the adoption of new processes, technologies and ways of working.
  • Programme Delivery/Execution Hands on delivery of significant transformation programmes, providing clarity within complex landscapes and production of quality outputs at pace.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and proactively develop mitigation plans to ensure programme success.
  • Resource Management: Allocate and manage resources effectively including budget, staffing and external vendors or consultants as needed.  
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with key stakeholders including Senior Leadership, Directors and Heads of Department and team members to gain buy in and support for transformation efforts.
  • Performance Metrics: Establish KPIs and metrics to measure the success and impact of transformation initiatives, regularly reporting progress to senior leadership.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and refine transformation plans based on feedback and results.
  • Communication: Develop and maintain clear and transparent communication channels to keep all stakeholders informed about programme status, milestones, and changes.
  • Compliance: Ensure that all transformation initiatives comply with relevant industry regulations and standards


Knowledge, skills and experience



  • Proven successful delivery of complex strategic programme/projects to required quality
  • MSP/PMP qualified and over 5 years' experience of Programme management methodologies with an ability to tailor approach to the environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Effective experience working with senior stakeholders and sponsors, preferably in a legal or professional services environment.
  • Superb stakeholder and relationship management skills, with an ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and hierarchies.
  • Self-starter, independent thinker, innovative problem solver, collaborator.
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Change management expertise and ability to drive cultural and organisational change
  • Working knowledge of Legal IT systems, support, and operations
  • Understanding / experience of the business of law and latest drivers for change /thinking



  • Knowledge and enthusiastic interest in current and developing global business initiatives such as AI application and Sustainability.
  • Delivery of strategic alliances, joint ventures and/or M&A projects.
  • Experience delivering multi-jurisdiction projects/programmes.




Here are a select few benefits that Taylor Wessing offer; 


  • Hybrid working (Offering the opportunity to work remotely, while maintaining a social boundary by working from our award-winning offices for 3 days a week) 
  • Holiday (Our basic annual holiday entitlement starts at 25 days, with a further discretionary day of paid leave in December. You may also purchase up to five extra days each year (pro rata). 
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave (After one-year service, you are entitled to up to 26 weeks leave full pay if you or your partner give birth or adopt a child). 


Along with these there are many more benefits we offer, with the addition of a comprehensive flexible benefits package available. 


Our culture


Nurturing a diverse, inclusive culture allows all of our talent to flourish, sparks creativity and powers innovation.  We continue to build a team that exemplifies inclusivity and reflects the firm's core values: creative, excellence, integrity, responsible, respect and team.  We value and celebrate the differences in who we are, what we have experienced and how we think, so all candidates will be treated fairly regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, marital status, neurodiversity, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. 


The way we work


At Taylor Wessing, we never settle for average. We're creative thinkers, problem solvers and continuous learners who excel at what we do and believe our best work is still ahead of us. We are a firm that's large enough for you to achieve your ambitions, but connected enough to be a true community.  


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