Bristol, London, Manchester

Portfolio Director

Portfolio Director

Who are we?

Valtech is a leading digital agency. We’ve been transforming our clients’ businesses for over 25 years, whilst also offering transformative job opportunities for our colleagues across the world. From graduates to seasoned professionals who are experts in their field, Valtech will always be recognised for the impact our work has in all aspects of people’s lives, whether it be renewing your Blue Badge, booking your next holiday or ordering your Friday night takeaway. Why not join the amazing people that make this happen?

We are 4000+ people in 51 offices in 18 countries. We work with some of the world’s best known brands from automotive to retail, creating connected experiences, commerce and more. We don’t just talk about how to get things done: we roll up our sleeves and transform by doing.

As a consequence of considerable growth in the UK Delivery teams we are introducing a new role for a Portfolio Director. This is a role with significant responsibility and profile within the business. The role would suit a Digital Delivery expert who has considerable experience working on multiple concurrent deliveries in a fast paced, agile Digital Technology environment, managing portfolios of £10m-30m with teams of 50-100+.

Objectives of the Portfolio Director Role:

  • Represent delivery in UK Delivery Senior Leadership Team
  • Provide delivery leadership in sales
  • Build a learning delivery organisation
  • Proactively manage risk
  • Assure commercial outcomes

Person Specification:

  • You will be someone at home in detailed delivery conversations but able to abstract and problem solve collaboratively.
  • You will put others at ease and empower by default with a growth mindset.
  • You will be a great communicator across seniorities and specialisms.
  • You will have recent experience of being accountable for a delivery portfolio on a significant scale.
  • You will have commercial acumen and strong negotiation experience.
  • You will engender creativity amongst peers and promote collaborative problem solving.
  • You will have experience of identifying, leading, developing and championing senior talent
  • You will have a proven track record of building and leading diverse and inclusive teams
  • You will have a passion for and experience of fostering a learning culture.

To be successful in this role requires the ability to:

  • Collaborate across the organisation to reach compromise and optimise decision making
  • Be creative in creating positive outcomes when a decision appears zero-sum
  • Represent the full range of Valtech propositions with our customers
  • Respect and elevate the specialist skills of our practitioners
  • Engage IT and non-IT client executives with empathy


This role reports into the Head of Delivery and participates in the Delivery Senior Leadership Team

Key collaborators are:

  • Circle Directors – who are accountable for leadership of our Client Circles, management our people and delivery of great outcomes for our clients
  • Capability Directors – who grow and lead the capability required to deliver successfully
  • Operations – who facilitate business operations and systems across departments
  • Global Delivery Leads – as required to orchestrate global delivery
  • UK Senior Management Team – with whom you’ll develop a close working relationship and regularly partake in strategic discussions


    • Accountability for Project and Service Delivery
      • Client satisfaction
      • Employee experience
      • Time, Cost and Quality Metrics as applicable
      • Valtech Gross Margin
    • Support full opportunity lifecycle
      • Proposition development
      • Solution design
      • Presentation
      • Mobilisation
      • Delivery
    • Maintain delivery portfolio risk profile
      • Assess risk
      • Identify systemic risk across portfolio
      • Assure risk is managed actively and effectively
      • Escalate risks to SMT and Board level as required
      • Establish appropriate processes for light-weight risk management
    • Drive optimisation in delivery decision making
      • In collaboration with portfolio directors and Capability leads
    • Company leadership
      • Visible and approachable leadership
      • Engagement with, and motivation of, all employees
      • Clear communication ensuring teams understand the company strategy and how they contribute

Diversity and Inclusion at Valtech

At Valtech, we’re here to engineer experiences that work and reach every single person. To do this, we are proactive about creating workplaces that work for every person at Valtech. Our goal is to create an equitable workplace which gives people from all backgrounds the support they need to thrive, grow and meet their goals (whatever they may be).

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