Sapient Corporation Director, Program Management - Financial Services in London, United Kingdom


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At Sapient Global Markets, we are quite literally on the front lines of the biggest issues facing the global markets leaders today – investment banks, asset management firms, wealth managers, oil and energy firms, and government and regulatory agencies. Driving transformation and leading change within these industries requires big thinkers who bring insight, knowledge, technical acumen and passion for innovation. We offer the opportunity to join a recognized leader in developing and delivering groundbreaking solutions for today’s dynamic global marketplace and an award-winning culture that fosters growth and leadership.

You will manage complex technology and business solution development projects for our clients from the financial and commodities industry. In this role you will encompass all facets of project management, client management and team leadership within a multidisciplinary, globally distributed work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Sapient are at the forefront of driving large scale digital transformation within large financial institutions, energy providers, and other large incumbents. We are helping businesses re-design their processes so they become digital at the core, allowing them to meet the heightened demands of a digital savvy population, and allowing them to compete with start-ups and their competitors on level terms.

Based out of our London offices you will be afforded full engagement lifecycle responsibility covering customer and account set up, project origination, relationship management through to governance, overseeing delivery and managing PnL. You will be responsible for building and coaching teams and overseeing the smooth integration of our consultancy delivery model with client stakeholders.


  • You will thrive in customer facing, engagement shaping positions and be passionate about working with creative people on bespoke development initiatives.

  • You will be comfortable working in a pre-sales and project bidding capacity and exhibit exemplary verbal and written presentation skills.

  • You will have extensive experience within the digital and mobile space and have driven high profile change initiatives in a consultative capacity at major blue chip organisations.

  • Experience within the financial services sector is essential, with more generalist cross-product and sector exposure preferable to specialisms in a singular asset class and/or business line.

  • You may come from either a technical or business background.

  • You will have significant experience of running Agile development projects.

  • You will be passionate about growing teams and developing a footprint at high profile clients.

  • A strong academic background and track record of going the extra mile is essential.

  • You will have deep experience in a consulting firm or client-facing role.

  • You will have proven team leadership experience leading globally distributed teams of 25 people.

  • You'll have held prior accountability for respective budget or client revenue.

  • You'll have extensive client management experience with accountability for executive-level relationships.

  • You'll have deep experience of multiple full project lifecycles from business development to final delivery.

  • You'll have deep experience of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You'll be open to travel

  • You'll hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business or related field.

About Global Markets

Sapient Global Markets, a part of Publicis. Sapient, is a leading provider of services to today’s evolving financial and commodity markets. We provide a full range of capabilities to help our clients grow and enhance their businesses, create robust and transparent infrastructure, manage operating costs, and foster innovation throughout their organizations. We offer services across Advisory, Analytics, Technology, and Process, as well as unique methodologies in program management, technology development, and process outsourcing. Sapient Global Markets operates in key financial and commodity centers worldwide, as well as in large technology development and operations outsourcing centers. For more information, visit

Job: *Business Consulting

Title: Director, Program Management - Financial Services

Location: GBR-London-London

Requisition ID: 225011