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Delivery Manager

  • Salary: £450 - £475 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 17/11/2017
  • Job reference: J377625A

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Delivery Manager
3-6 months

What you'll do:

  • Take responsibility for the planning of key initiative and sprints, managing external dependencies, day to day management of 3rd parties, issues and risks
  • Ensure the right squad ceremonies are in place. (sprint planning, backlog grooming, standups, retrospectives)
  • Manage cross-team communication and coordination to ensure that dependencies are understood and well managed in order to deliver the end product successfully
  • Prevent, identify and proactively removing blockers to enable progress of the Squad
  • Support planning delivery timelines with the engineering manager based on feedback and estimation from squad and identifying any potential disruptions before they become a problem
  • Work alongside the relative internal support functions to manage and coordinate 3rd party negotiations for both new and existing contracts
  • Evolve agile and lean techniques - developing the squad's Kanban, and lean ways of working to optimise delivery
  • Facilitate the inception and delivery of new initiatives outside of your usual team domain
  • Report to multiple stakeholders. It's important to ensure they are all aligned and expectations are well managed
  • Have lean process awareness and a continuous improvement mentality

How you'll do it:

Reporting into the Head of Delivery

  • Good understanding of Agile principals, including Scrum and Kanban methodologies, along with a willingness to evolve these principles
  • Cross squad and department communication is critical to delivery success and you will be at the forefront of making this happen
  • Exceptional leadership skills will ensure that you are seen as a role model and able to influence teams with your knowledge and experience of delivery and Agile ways of working
  • Approach-ability, open mindedness and an ability to work well with people at all levels of the business is at the heart of how we work
  • We are outcome focused with the ability to determine what adds value and what does not
  • Initiative, inquisitiveness and never being satisfied with the status-quo - always challenging the team and supporting them to be more efficient and advance their skills.
  • Clear, concise and influential communication using insightful reports and raising issues to stakeholders and keeping them up to date on a regular basis.
  • Confident and credible when working with the leadership team.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

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