Head of Product Delivery

job info

  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job sector: IT
  • Salary: GBP£very competitive + bonus/benefits / Year
  • Published: June 10, 2024

Head of Product Delivery

Location: Warwick / hybrid

 

 

About

The Bridge is exclusive partners with a growing and award-winning consultancy who create innovative solutions designed to solve industry-wide challenges. Comprised of passionate and knowledgeable individuals, the team is committed to finding ways of making the ordinary, extraordinary.

By joining at this exciting time, you will become part of a dynamic team where innovation thrives, collaboration is paramount, and each member is empowered to make a tangible impact. They are committed to ensuring that every voice is heard and respected, embracing a diverse workforce, fostering an environment of innovation and collaboration which leads to our collective success.

 

*** We’d particularly like to speak with individuals with a Software House ‘product delivery’ background and worked within highly regulated industry sectors such as Utilities, Financial Services or Pharma (or worked on the client side).*** 

 

Job Purpose

You will be supporting the business on its continued growth, working directly with teams across the business and directly with clients to deliver products and solutions. The role will see you being hands-on with delivery whilst also driving best practice and process with a dedication to quality delivery. You will ensure proactive and efficient management and delivery along with effective engagement throughout project and product lifecycles.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define appropriate processes and methodologies which fit with client ways of working and deliver a seamless and effective way of working.
  • Deliver new products or product changes from concept through development teams and into our clients.
  • Constantly reviewing progress and tailoring delivery methods to the specific delivery.
  • Manage stakeholders across all functional teams, external suppliers, and senior leadership.
  • Prioritise work that supports our strategic, commercial and technology needs that sit within your control.
  • Proactively drive continuous improvement across the product delivery landscape.
  • Promote the embedding of Agile to progress reporting and metrics, enabling the early identification of areas of uncertainty and blockers to progress, whilst also supporting an iterative benefit delivery.
  • Solve problems yourself or with the wider team.
  • Lead a team of Product Owners and Testing Resource and project managers as we grow.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the project team, delegating tasks, resolving conflicts, and motivating and empowering the team members.
  • Escalate issues appropriately.
  • Maintain project plans and documentation and work with best in class approaches to clear and concise project delivery tooling.
  • Deliver status updates on agreed projects to cover time, cost, spec, and budget.
  • Maintain quality and control standards.

 

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Demonstrable experience of driving and delivering large, complex business change projects and product projects within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrable experience of working with challenging clients turning ambiguity into structured deliverables and plans
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills at head of / Directorship level
  • To lead by example; being visible and accessible; setting the tone and pace for the project by clearly communicating project goals and success criteria; clearly specifying required outcomes
  • Line management experience of project managers including objective setting and performance management
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask in a fast-paced working environment with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong influencing skills and an ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge to senior stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a DevOps/Continuous Delivery framework through the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Understanding and practical experience in application of IT testing lifecycle management
  • Willingness to work in the office and an ability to travel to client sites for meetings

Why join?

Our client is committed to aligning their culture and workplace practices to ensure your continued happiness, well-being and fulfilment in your role. They offer all of employees a comprehensive range of perks & benefits including Private Health Insurance, 28 days annual leave (+ bank holidays), rising by 1 day every 2 years’ service, Life Assurance, Enhanced Pension Contribution, Lunch, drinks & snacks provided at HQ (everyday) plus many more!

 

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