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FT Live Overview
Financial Times Live (FT Live) is the conferences and events division of the Financial Times newspaper and its group publications. Our mission is to bring our global executive audiences the very latest in knowledge and opinion, and connect them to one another.
Chaired by senior FT journalists, the 200-plus core events, strategic forums and digital webinars organised by FT Live every year gather pre-eminent public and private sector decision-makers, visionaries and strategists from the world’s most important economies and industries for agenda-setting debates that cover the key issues of our time.
From unique experiences such as the FTWeekend Festival to our senior-level business summits such as the award winning Global Boardroom, FT Live has become one of the FT Group’s most successful and fastest-growing divisions, and is at the forefront of the FT’s accelerated development as an essential, interactive information source across numerous platforms.
FT Specialist is the B2B information division of the FT. Comprising 17 brands it provides niche audience groups with information that helps them make better decisions and operate more effectively. Amongst the industry leading brands with huge scope for growth and development: The Banker, Investor Chronicle, FDI, Fund Fire, Ignites, Pensions Expert.
As the Strategy Programme Manager for FT Live you will be at the heart of delivering key business transformation programmes. This includes ensuring that product initiatives are executed, key technology is implemented and optimised to drive the businesses ongoing transition to digital and continued growth and the business’ processes are kept tight, ensuring efficiency and consistency are at the centre of everything we do. You will work closely with the Managing Director and rest of the Senior Leadership Team to deliver these initiatives as well as building relationships with other stakeholders within the Financial Times organisation including product and technology, editorial and subscriptions. You will also be responsible for managing key supplier and partnership relationships, particularly with our key third party technology partners.
Planning, structuring and leading a series of programmes (as defined by the Managing Director and Head of Strategy) relating to FT Live’s divisional strategy
Ensuring high quality of delivery across all programmes
Ensuring that programmes are managed to realise business benefits and that business management is informed on progress
Responsible for maintaining communications with a multifunctional stakeholder base
Responding to changes in the businesses operating environment and ensuring all programmes are aligned with these changes
Required Skills / Experience
Strong project/programme management and leadership skills, and a good knowledge of business analysis
Strong commercial and financial acumen, including understanding and execution of business cases and P&L accounts
Strong planning, communication and presentation skills
Exemplary stakeholder management skills
Extensive experience operating autonomously across multiple teams
Demonstrated critical thinking and thought leadership
A strong ability to prioritise multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Experience in a commercial media (preferably events) environment preferred
What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.