Programme Manager

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne | UK-London
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The Business Operations team at Sage support effective and expeditious delivery of Transformation and Change. This role is critical and key to delivery. It involves driving Programmes that support the delivery of Sage’s strategy working cross function and region focusing on maximising value and ROI of the Transformational Agenda. Slick and effective co-ordination of colleagues and close relationships with the in-country business change managers are critical to the success of the role.


  • Identify key stakeholders of the programme to ensure the alignment of their business goals, scope, strategy, and target operating model requirements
  • Work with project managers and work stream leads to develop plans including; deliverables, key milestones, dependencies, critical paths and clear benefits
  • Develop the overall programme plans including key milestones and dependencies
  • Orchestrate and manage the programme plan on an on-going basis, obtaining input from business teams and key stakeholders ensuring that plans are aligned and up-to-date
  • Ensure all programmes are clear on their resource impacts
  • Develop the programme issues and risks register including overarching programme risks in addition to project and work stream-specific risks
  • Manage the programme issues and risk register on an on-going basis, obtaining input from members of the group, members and work stream leads
  • Work as an ambassador for Sage and the Business Operations Team
  • Relentless focus on identification of benefits and tracking through the lifecycle through to benefits realisation

Skills, know-how and experience:

  • Specific domain experience in either Cost, Process or Sales Transformation
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Strong relationship builder with excellent communication skills
  • Action orientated, focused on delivery, rolls up sleeves and drives change
  • Proven track record in a similar role with clear evidence of execution
  •  Programme Management qualification or equivalent experience


  • MSP and Prince2 or equivalent certified
  • P30 foundation
  • Detailed knowledge and experience across all standard change methods

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Our Story

Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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