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Digital Programme Manager

  • Salary: £600 - £635 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 30/06/2017
  • Job reference: J369161A
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Project/ Programme Manager : Content Platform Workstream
Location: Osterley
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 months

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

Primary Role Responsibilities:

  • Senior stakeholder management of all dependent technical and product directorates and alignment of in-flight programmes of work,
  • Provide recommendations to the May ESG for the Approach, Technology, Constraints, Risks Issues and FEI Stakeholder Management plan (may need to keep this for DL, CMcQ and PM eyes only),
  • Ownership of FE Integration stream; Initiation, Resource, Delivery and Path-to-Production planning,
  • Assures alignment with Technology Programme Plan, Financial Plan / Budgets, Operations Plans and Commercial Implementation Plan,
  • Input to Programme RAID and active resolution of issues and mitigation of identified FEI risks,
  • Monitoring and reporting of assigned activities and progress.


Key Relationships:

  • Sky Q, NOWTV and Sky Go Technology and Product Leadership teams (Senior Stakeholders),
  • Technology Programme Director (reports to),
  • Programme workstream leaders (peers),
  • In-country programme team workstream leaders (as appropriate).


Authority Level:

  • Decision making within the context of own workstream where the impact in not felt outside the workstream scope and authorised budgets. All other impacts via Programme Director and where appropriate, the ESG.


Number of Direct Reports:

  • Possibly 1 Project Manager / Solution Designer subject to ESG approval of Resource Demand Plan.


Technical Skill Requirements:

  • Ideally PMI qualified.
  • Experienced in managing the evolution of multiple streams of end-user technologies to deliver propositions across differing customer segments.


Experience Requirements:

  • Seasoned technical programme manager with demonstrable senior (business) stakeholder management experience gained across multiple territories,
  • Has ideally led initiatives to deliver multi-territory low cost of acquisition, secure solutions with best in class, personalised customer experiences,
  • Has delivered personalised, digital only service models across multiple territories,
  • Able to plan in a pragmatic manner avoiding 'over planning' to deal with the fluid nature of the Sky business environment,
  • Digital by default, understands the importance of good design and able to lead Agile delivery activities.

Behaviour Requirements:

  • Outcome led,
  • Customer focused,
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity,
  • Systematic in their preparation,
  • Demonstrates attention to detail,
  • Drives quality deliveries,
  • Understands when to negotiate and when to adhere to agreed principles.

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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