Programme Manager - Agile

  • Location

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Emily Buttifant

  • Contact email:

    Emily.Buttifant@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH118187_1580815942

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-03

Programme Manager - Agile

Location: Leeds

We are actively looking to secure a Programme Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

As Programme Manager you will be accountable for the Delivery across the portfolio of Core Customer Products.

  • You will coordinate and facilitate collaboration across a team of Agile Delivery Leads giving them the tools, guidance and support to enable effective delivery across the Tribe and across the business
  • Support mobilisation and delivery of Core Customer or business wide initiatives or programmes
  • Play an integral role in Cross Tribe delivery planning and execution, ensure dependencies are captured, committed and effectively managed
  • Be key escalation point for blockers across the Core Customer business
  • Provide weekly updates and reports to the wider business
  • Gain buy-in and build strong relationship across senior stakeholders with transparency and alignment to progress and status being key
  • It will be your role to drive the pace of delivery across a number of squads, whilst respecting and fostering their Agile cultures and ways of working. To do this, you will have to adapt a number of approaches and not take a one size fits all view
  • Work alongside our Product Managers to ensure we have robust roadmaps across the Core Customer portfolio aligned to business and technical strategy
  • Ensure alignment across our Product, Engineering, Test and Delivery functions
  • Feed into Resource and Capacity planning across our Squads

Essential Skills and Experience:

The Core Customer Programme Manager will report into the Head of Delivery and will need to
demonstrate a breadth of delivery experience and knowledge to ensure efficient delivery of across the portfolio.

  • You will build relationships across the rest of the Delivery function is key .i.e. Agile Delivery Leads, BAs, Engineering and Test
  • You will have extensive experience in a similar role within a large, fast moving online business, and will have significant experience of more traditional project delivery methodologies. The successful candidate will also have experience of working in Lean and Agile software product delivery
  • 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.
  • Be outcome focused with the ability to determine what adds value and what does not
  • You will focus and motivate the delivery teams to work at pace with quality and deadlines at the forefront of their thinking
  • Outside of Delivery you will build relationships with key stakeholders across the Leadership Team, Product, Marketing, Insight, Operations from within Core Customer
  • You will be equally adept at managing delivery via third parties using agile and more traditional delivery methodologies.


Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Emily Buttifant via