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Project Delivery Manager - Agile

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Recruiter: Michael Page
Listed on: 20th October
Location: City of London
Salary/Rate: £70,000 - £75,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 01/11/2021

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Project Delivery Manager - Agile

The role of the Project Delivery Manager will involve Implementing Agile methodologies, leading & managing Project Managers, Scrum Masters, and BA's assigned to projects. The individual will also need to actively engage with Architects across the organisation and third-party teams in the delivery of workstreams or projects.

Client Details

Project Delivery Manager - Agile

The client is a global FTSE 250 professional services organisation with a presence across 40 countries, with over 9000 employees currently going through a global tech transformation strategy.

Description

Project Delivery Manager - Agile

My client welcomes applicants from a range of industries and is focused on bringing in talented people.

The focus of this role is on providing support for my client BI Systems and to their community of users. At the outset, the right attitudes and approaches are more important than technical skills. However, there is a great opportunity to develop and progress.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and Manage the delivery of Technical / Digital hubroadmap :
    • Accountable for the delivery of a portfolio for the technology / digital Hub, in line with targets; time, quality, cost, value, and benefits.
    • Drive change and initiate corrective action, as appropriate, to ensure that deliverables are produced on time and within budget escalating to Leadership as appropriate.
    • Manage the 3rd parties as required delivering into the change delivery programme, ensuring that their work is tracked and they deliver to their committed timelines.
    • Guide internal and external project teams in implementing Agile best practices.
    • Manage and influence key stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of delivery.
    • Manage the budgets for a portfolio of work.
    • Ensure design principles are in line with the strategy and adhered to during implementation.
    • Enable and drive different delivery approaches required to support Innovation.
    • Quality assure individual projects as required.
    • Act as the escalation point for project managers and 3rd parties in order to ensure progress is maintained.
    • Ensure tracking and reporting on progress to all stakeholders.
  • Manage the Project Management Function:
    • Line management responsibility for project managers. This could comprise of a blend of permanent and contract resource dependant on the volume of work.
    • Lead third-party project management team.
    • Mentor members of the team to support their development and encourage growth within the team.
    • Implement Agile delivery best practices and guide teams in implementation with a steer from the Head of Digital Delivery.
    • Contribute to continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and a high-performing team ethic that can manage change beyond purely IT and is underpinned by clear behavioural strengths.

Profile

Project Delivery Manager - Agile

My client has a hybrid working culture and is open to accommodating different working patterns. Please let us know if there is any support you need so that we can ensure you can thrive during the assessment process.

Qualifications

  • At least one of the Agile Certifications. For eg: PMI, APMG, SAFe
  • MSP or MoP equivalent (Not essential)

Skills/Experience:

Must have:

  • Experience in managing a global programme or portfolio of projects.
  • Experience in managing and implementing Agile delivery processes.
  • Direct experience of line and team management, preferably including the direct management of Project Managers.
  • Experience growing self-sufficient Agile teams.
  • Direct experience in the management of IT programmes or portfolios of projects including requirements capture, design, technical delivery, and business change.
  • Direct experience of programme financial management or the financial management of multiple projects
  • Demonstrable experience of senior stakeholder management

Preferred:

  • Direct experience of commercial management (i.e. contract drafting, contract negotiation, supplier management) in the context of projects.

Job Offer

Project Delivery Manager - Agile

Salary Range from £70-£75k + Car Allowance (£8k) & Company benefits.

My client is committed to paying people fairly for the role they undertake. They also provide a wide range of benefits to support their employees including well-being programs, an employee Assistance line, the opportunity to buy extra holidays, and a shopping discount offer as part of their flexible benefits scheme.