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Senior Delivery Manager - Data & Analytics
About the client -
An opportunity to join the UK's number 1 'investment supermarket' for private investors who are trusted with more than £100 billion by over 1.4 million clients. They are a secure, FTSE 100 company, based in the heart of Bristol now with over 1,700 people and a service to be proud of. A growing company with a small company spirit and a great ethos, who are steered by their core values that promote service, quality, innovation, and opportunity in everything they do.
As a Senior Deliver Manager, you are accountable for the effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services through the whole delivery lifecycle. A Senior Delivery manager will be accountable for:
the performance of multiple teams/ Initiatives
building and maintaining successful teams which are motivated and collaborative
Compliant with existing delivery standards
Shaping the delivery framework through its continuous delivery lifecycle
The Data & Analytics Programme is seeking a Senior Delivery Manager with a track record of delivering full lifecycle data orientated projects, managing multi-disciplined teams.
You will have hands-on experience of cloud projects and are familiar with either Microsoft or AWS products. The role will see you accountable for the outputs from one or more development teams and will be the main point of escalation.
You will act as a role model within the discipline and wider community coaching/mentoring other Delivery Managers. While having the ability to drive a team of experts in a fast-paced environment and be fiercely passionate about data and what answers this holds for the Business.
Leading the delivery efforts of autonomous teams in achieving delivery goals and high performance
Influences and drives multiple teams to the delivery of the business' outcomes
Influence and manages the priorities at the team level
Lead and build the delivery plan for complex initiatives/ Products by working with relevant stakeholders.
Continuously assess the team's approach and work with the Agile Coach to adapt planning tools, Agile methods, and communication to ensure a successful and sustainable delivery
Help define and drive the maturing of Delivery Assurance within the business.
Manage Products/Initiatives through all stages of the Delivery lifecycle
Be an advocate for transparency, pragmatism and using data to drive decisions
Proactively represent delivery to wider stakeholders advocate the delivery processes
Supports transparency and predictability across teams using appropriate tools and metrics consistently to describe to the business the progress being made against delivery
Share knowledge with other delivery Managers to reflect, learn and apply within their teams and mentor and coach direct reports and others to help them develop.
Mentors and coaches' direct reports and other in the team working closely with the communities of practise, to help them develop.
Advocate being outcome focused not output.
Manages the tracking of programme/project performance (finance/scope)
Leads efforts in being client focused
Good stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
Builds long term capability, through nurturing and promoting self-organisation, leading to an increased transparency and trust through autonomy, mastery and purpose.
Communally facilitate the centre of excellence for delivery
Defines best practice and advocate/influence adoption
Co-ordinate with Agile coach to promote Agile best practice and processes across teams
Encourage teams to improve through shared learning experiences and expanding their knowledge by being involved in community activities
Experience and Skills:
Experience of working on a cloud migration project, with working knowledge either Microsoft or AWS platform technologies
Able to understand technical deliveries and challenge at SMEs at a high level
Experience of leading large scale E2E Data projects
Significant experience in managing and maintaining core product/ Initiatives
Working with throughput metrics and being able to provide proactive forecasting
Demonstrable expertise and experience in working within agile environments
Experience of delivery in a software engineering environment within a continuous integration/delivery (CICD) environment
Successfully run agile deliveries through a delivery lifecycle of varying size and complexity from start to finish
Experience delivering for large scale multimillion-pound products/Initiatives of work
Knowledgeable about different agile methodologies, their relevant to specific situations and expected benefits.
Experience in leading multi-disciplinary agile teams though coaching, mentoring and collaboration to attain a delivery focus on outcomes.
Experience working closely with customers to understand, negotiate and adapt priority changes
Be responsible for thinking laterally and understand the impact of decisions to the wider environment
Be able to manage stakeholders, influence them to the correct result
Drive new ways of thinking within the business and tech teams
Pragmatic in the approach to work and drive the team along similar lines
Advocate on behalf of the team and department with wider stakeholder groups.
Ensure alignment of the Team's work with wider business priorities.
Lead other delivery managers to achieving programme goals
Experience of product/initiative related problem solving within a complex business environment with time constraints.
Experience in working with platform, service, and product teams where dependencies are complicated
Abreast of software development processes
Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills