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Technology Programme Manager

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Recruiter: Kingfisher
Listed on: 13th January
Location: Southampton
Type: Permanent

We're Kingfisher. You might know us as B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Depot or Koçta?. We're made up of over 78,000 passionate people, call over 1,300 stores home and operate in 8 countries. That's right, we're big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that's where you come in!

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join our forward-thinking Technology Delivery team here at Kingfisher. The purpose of the Programme Manager role is to lead major delivery. The Programme Manager is accountable for creation and management of end to end delivery functions (comprising numerous teams) and for the creation, maintenance and decommissioning of IT products as part of wider business change initiatives.

  • Management of 3rd party and Group Tech development partners
  • Planning / managing appropriate resources and suppliers for the planned deliveries
  • Leading a matrix-based resource model, working with resource and capability leads to understand the resource plans aligned to the forward delivery plan/ roadmaps
  • Liaise with the Architect team to ensure that the IT applications and supporting infrastructure fully support the business requirements
  • Close liaison with the Portfolio team to effectively plan new demand, understand priority changes and report progress on delivery
  • Dependency management within their teams and across the wider portfolio
  • Management of several senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Accountable for the successful delivery of all Features, Products, Projects and Programmes within their remit
  • Ensure projects are set up for success, resourced appropriately and delivered on time, to budget and at the appropriate level of quality
  • Act as escalation point for project or programme risks and issues. Where these threaten to derail a project, take ownership and ensure all possible steps to put the project back on track are taken
  • Strong leadership of project teams

What are we looking for:

  • Building, leading and motivating teams and has experience of building sustainable digital and IT delivery capability with appropriate skills and sourcing models
  • Has experience of leading large change programmes
  • Can effectively manage senior stakeholders up to Board level in a large, fast-paced retail business
  • Understands the full Software Development Lifecycle
  • Has experience across the full stack of Retail IT
  • Knows Waterfall, Scrum, XP and Kanban methodologies and appropriate project governance and can accurately assess which project methodology should be used when mobilising a new project
  • Skilled at budget planning & on-going management of financial forecasts
  • Can lead in a matrix resource model, where the team is focussed on clear delivery objectives

This is an exciting opportunity to join our global business. In return, we provide an inspirational working environment, a competitive benefits package and opportunities to stretch and grow your career. Interested? Great, apply now!

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Reference: TJ/10154/4770
Job ID: 3030629

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