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Director, Applications Rationalization & Modernization


This role will be responsible for creating and leading a consulting team focused on the rationalization and modernization of clients’ application/workload portfolios

Key Areas of Focus for this Role

  • Establish and build an effective team responsible for conducting application portfolio management engagements on behalf of Ensono clients globally
  • Utilize a cohesive and structured approach to application portfolio rationalization and modernization, reflecting strategic, tactical, and operational IT factors
  • Ensure application portfolio decision-making is aligned with, and supportive of, client business and IT objectives
  • Build senior-level relationships with existing and potential clients, supporting the conversion of these into profitable consulting engagements
  • Plan and ensure the effective execution of application portfolio rationalization projects, participating directly as required, and maintaining senior-level client relationships
  • Facilitate client planning sessions involving IT and business stakeholders, ensuring their effective engagement and understanding
  • Ability to align with the requirements of multiple architecture domains (process, applications, data, technology) and reflect these in plans for application rationalization and modernization
  • Ensure proposed client application portfolio changes are adequately supported by an appropriate business case
  • Ensure modernized application portfolios are consistent with client standards for security, resilience, and compliance
  • Help recruit, develop, and retain other consulting professionals – both new hires and existing Ensono associates
  • Contribute to efforts to further develop enterprise-wide Ensono application portfolio management methods and supporting tools  
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to ensure that Ensono continues to operate effectively as one firm globally
  • Act as a global champion for Ensono application portfolio management capabilities


What the Ideal Candidate Brings to this Role

Required Qualifications help to assure new Associates are set up for success in their role with Ensono. To be considered for this career opportunity, it is important that you meet all Required Qualifications. Candidates that may meet some, but not all, Other Qualifications are still encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • 10 years+ of consulting, advisory, professional services and/or Big 4 consulting experience
  • Experience in application portfolio management and related IT strategic planning approaches
  • Familiarity with a range of technologies, including mainframe, distributed, web-based, and cloud
  • Experience working with application software written in multiple languages and environments      
  • Exemplary communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation
  • Experience of effective collaboration with both IT and business stakeholders to achieve results   
  • Familiarity with communicating at a client senior executive level
  • Experience of operating effectively within a global environment
  • Ability to adapt to and succeed in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks and projects concurrently
  • Ability to teach and mentor others


Other Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • IT-related professional certification

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