Head of Agile Delivery

Head of Agile Delivery – Hybrid / Manchester (onsite a couple of days per month)

We are looking for a highly-experienced Head of Agile Delivery with previous financial services experience. You will be provide leadership of large high performing teams and responsible for an integrated portfolio of approx. £15m.

Key accountabilities

  • Assure live service for customers through engendering a service protection culture throughout the change life cycle
  • Build, develop and maintain key relationships with the Product Vertical Leads; Business Sponsors; IT and Engineering CoEs and Digital CoE leadership to anticipate and recover potential delivery issues before they occur.
  • Line management of delivery leadership, Service Readiness and PMO within the SME & Spine Product Vertical
  • Ensuring the effective use of resource within the product vertical, to deliver change efficiently and that investment cost is minimised
  • Ensuring senior stakeholders at Exec and Board level are informed and up to date on progress, key risks and issues
  • Manage and engage third parties, to maximise commercial advantage and manage delivery and operational risk
  • Lead and embed best practice in improving delivery quality through a culture of continuous improvement and coaching of project managers across the Product Verticals

Knowledge, skills and experience required

  • Evidences ability to command respect and to create a sense of vision and purpose amongst project team
  • Experienced at presenting at Exec and ideally Board level, to influence a successful outcome
  • Excellent knowledge of the technology and financial services industry, including regulatory and industry legislative issues
  • Ideally 10 years of relevant programme/project management experience with budgets in excess of £10M
  • Experience of both waterfall methodologies and agile methodologies

If you are interested the role, please send your CV for immediate consideration and interview.

Job Reference: 1194_1673438890

Salary: Up to £900 per day

Salary per: Day

Job Duration: 6 Months

Job Start Date: ASAP

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