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Head of Group Technology M&A

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Head of Group Technology M&A

Posted 11 days ago

Integration Lead 

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality! 

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us achieve 2 million users of the Access Workspace platform. 

Are you ready for the challenge? 

 What are we all about? 

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more.  

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 35,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive.  

About you: 

The role of the Head of Group Technology M&A integration is critical within Access. Each programme of integration is a significant commitment, working across the ANZ / UK time barrier to coordinate activities and run the programme of work to patch in each workstream of functional / divisional orientation to ‘the Access way’ of working.  

The role is required to own the process of integration, agree & implement the Value Creation Plan, focus on how we transform positively the integration timeframes, through use of tooling and motivation of people. Organising key system go-live dates across all divisions to include Finance, Customer Success, Sales and Marketing, core IT for every acquisition. Ensuring that colleagues and customer satisfaction is trending positively through the integration process. 

The role results in completion once the acquisition is running in steady BAU state with all parties signing off on dependant roles / responsibilities with access to all required systems and working practices and transitioned systems, technologies and processes are decommissioned  

Day-to-day, you will: 

  • Be accountable for all acquisition integrations to every part of our technology landscape – Hardware, Software & Services 

  • Manage the Project resources to schedule sub-project scoping, delivery and go live for each of the 9 workstreams per acquisition, from kit (laptops etc.) to systems 

  • Accountable for all communications, including sharing the schedule with the Integration team centrally ensuring that the proposed dates are achievable with resources to expectation 

  • Coordinate all contributors, manage any escalations, and ensure ensuring our stakeholders are happy and kept fully informed.   

  • Guiding project management activities to best practice across multiple acquisitions; taking pride in always delivering great internal customer service 

  • Own the group progress updates to the C-Suite within Access 

  • Ensure when using other resources on their project that communication channels are open & actively ensure that colleagues also deliver great internal service 

  • Manage external partners to drive better/faster time to value for Access and its Customers 

  • Accountable for the management of financial including Partner contracts, Actuals and plan v budgets  

  • Accountable for decommissioning of software contracts that have come through the acquired company relationships 

  • Deliver strong stakeholder management including Directors/C-Level contacts  

  • Familiarise yourself with internal business systems including Dimensions and FocalPoint as well as 3rd party to include Salesforce and Marketo 

  • Show an ability for innovative approach, to achieving the desired ‘push button state’ in the face of conflicting requirements, budgets, and system dependencies 

  • Coach and guide a group of project management and technical integration professionals  

  • You will be aware of the changing Technology landscape at Access and  

 

As a well-rounded leader for M&A, your Skills and Experiences likely include:  

  • A hands-on approach with excellent program management skills, forward thinking and able to manage multiple acquisitions at any time whilst working under pressure utilising resources from across the business as and when required. 

  • Awareness of the technologies that  

  • Drive process improvement, implementing best practice at all times where possible 

  • Good commercial awareness and understanding of the M&A process 

  • Ability to think creatively and maximise the employee journey whilst delivering both personal targets and helping to achieve team targets for the division / M&A  

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concise at all levels whilst adopting a flexible & consultative approach, whether via updates / ad hoc workshops or monthly debrief sessions 

  • A proactive mindset and ability to work at a significant pace. You will be goal orientated with a strong delivery focus, constantly exceeding expectations, and catching / escalating risks before they materialise. 

  • Accreditation of an industry recognised project management qualification (desirable) 

What does Access offer you? 

We are a growing software company, and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. 

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:   

  • A Competitive Salary 

  • Giving Back/Charity days 

  • Quarterly Socials 

  • 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service) 

  • The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain 

  

 

Become part of our amazing Access family!