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We are seeking a passionate leader to take on the Portfolio Director role for our Private Sector Portfolio in the UK.  You will be responsible for managing and growing the Private Sector Portfolio.  Working side-by-side with a Delivery and a Technical Director, together you will work on the overall growth strategy, ensuring the operational excellence associated with the execution of existing projects  and the nurturing of the Client Leadership Teams (Account teams) within the Portfolio.  

We are looking for a growth-oriented business leader, who ensures that we are delivering exceptional value to our clients by helping them solve and execute against their ambitious missions.  A team builder,  who builds and maintains a thriving community of diverse and passionate technologists, delivery and account leaders.   An experienced  leader, who balances growth, efficiency, profitability and sustainability of our business.  A team builder, and team player;  who understands and balances the needs of our Global and UK businesses.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver the Portfolio’s revenue and broader balanced scorecard goals within the framework of Thoughtworks UK’s country’s strategy and the lenses of the Thoughtworks Why, in collaboration with the Delivery and Technical Directors of the Portfolio.
  • Lead and inspire a team of Client Principals to drive revenue growth in the UK business of ~25% year on year, with a focus on delivering exceptional client value and outcomes.
  • Support the Client Leadership Teams (Account teams) in growing, developing, and nurturing our client relationships and act as the voice of the business toward our clients within the Portfolio.   
  • Build and maintain a growing and thriving community of diverse and passionate Thoughtworkers in the Portfolio.  Communicate regularly and authentically.
  • Be an entrepreneurial leader and orchestrate profitable, sustainable growth of the Portfolio so that Thoughtworks is recognised as a value-add partner and advisor of choice with our clients.
  • Ensure effective and leveraged client leadership. Collaborate with and leverage the expertise from CLTs and Service Lines to ensure that we are bringing the best of Thoughtworks services and capabilities to our clients.
  • Ensure that we are successfully delivering our services to our agreed outcomes in order to ensure client satisfaction and delight commensurate with Thoughtworks premium position in the marketplace.
  • Manage operational efficiency through staffing, leverage, utilization, and commercial agreements.
  • Build, develop and nurture  a diverse and high performance team to deliver high value impact for our clients.
  • Maintain and develop Thoughtworks presence and preference within both the UK market and existing client C Suites
  • Be an active and contributory participant to and leader within Thoughtworks UK; contribute to the success of Thoughtworks Globally and within the UK, and the Portfolio. 

Job qualifications

Technical skills

  • Demonstrable understanding of the UK market, and of client, Thoughtworks and Thoughtworker perspectives.
  • Able to build and maintain deep relationships with our most senior client stakeholders.
  • Strong commercial and operational awareness to understand, balance and manage the different levers in running a successful Thoughtworks business to achieve our commercial and broader goals.
  • Deep understanding of Thoughtworks premium value proposition and of our service catalogue, and the ability to collaborate closely with CLTs and Service Lines to bring solutions and value to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and execute a strategy to grow a business portfolio YoY
  • Able to build strong commercially and culturally aligned teams who deliver results for the Portfolio, for the UK and for Thoughtworks globally.  Strong communication and connectivity skills.  
  • A strong team player who will build strong relationships across the business to both champion their Portfolio, while balancing it with the needs of Thoughtworks global business and UK businesses.  
  • Ability to build a global network, in particular with the country market teams and service line leads, to collaborate on supporting account teams and shaping new deals.

Leadership expectations

  • Live our Purpose & Values: Be a role model of our cultural values, protecting our uniqueness while helping TW evolve.
  • Think Big; Think Beyond: Think about the “big picture” developing courageous long-term plans to achieve the desired outcomes while linking daily work to long-term vision.
  • Take Risks: Take pragmatic risks to help us innovate, learning as much from failure as from success.  Balance logic, experience & experimentation to test hypotheses and prototypes.
  • Listen, then Speak: Engage others by listening, being curious, and communicating clearly and openly. Influence rather than instruct, using authenticity rather than authority to build an inspirational environment to allow your team to thrive.

Other things to know


There is no one-size-fits-all career path at Thoughtworks: however you want to develop your career is entirely up to you. But we also balance autonomy with the strength of our cultivation culture. This means your career is supported by interactive tools, numerous development programs and teammates who want to help you grow. We see value in helping each other be our best and that extends to empowering our employees in their career journeys.


We proudly, passionately and actively strive to make both Thoughtworks and our industry more representative of the communities we serve. We promote diversity in all its forms and reject discrimination and inequality. Our diversity and award winning culture inspires our thought leaders and serves to nurture and develop amazing ideas. We believe this makes us a world leading destination of choice for all technologists.

Job Details

Country: UK
City: London
Date Posted: 11-28-2022
Industry: Information Technology
Employment Type: Regular

About Thoughtworks

Thoughtworks is a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. For 28+ years, our clients have trusted our autonomous teams to build solutions that look past the obvious. Here, computer science grads come together with seasoned technologists, self-taught developers, midlife career changers and more to learn from and challenge each other. Career journeys flourish with the strength of our cultivation culture, which has won numerous awards around the world.

Join Thoughtworks and thrive. Together, our extra curiosity, innovation, passion and dedication overcomes ordinary.

Thanks for your interest in joining Thoughtworks. A member of our Recruiting team will review your application as soon as possible. 


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