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Senior Delivery Manager

Posted on Sep 21, 2021 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Looking for a senior delivery manager who will be accountable for the effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services. Similar to a delivery manager role, but with more experience across a range of products and services, throughout the entire product life cycle, and have greater responsibility and accountability as the main point of escalation.

You will be expected to:

  • have strong communication skills and engage senior stakeholders

  • coach and mentor delivery managers

  • implement continuous improvement across the delivery of products and services, ensuring that high performing teams can maintain delivery momentum

  • be the escalation point for key risks and issues, and manage dependencies across services

  • manage multiple multidisciplinary teams, sometimes at different points in the delivery life cycle

Skills needed for this role:

  • Agile and Lean practices. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices. You are a recognised expert that advocates these approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. You can create or tailor new ways of working; you are always innovating. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Commercial management. You can take responsibility for complex relationships with contracted suppliers. You can identify appropriate contractual frameworks and identify appropriate suppliers. You know how to negotiate with contracted suppliers. You can get good value out of contracts and suppliers. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Communication skills. You can mediate between people and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels. You can manage stakeholder expectations and facilitate discussions about high risk and complexity even within constrained timescales. You can speak and represent the community to large audiences inside and outside of government. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Financial management. You know how to negotiate, influence or set budgets in complex environments. You can write or input into business cases and can communicate business-value propositions. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • life cycle perspective. You can apply experience of multiple parts of the product life cycle. You can recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle. You can plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Maintaining delivery momentum. You know how to optimise the delivery flow of teams. You actively address the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team or no clear ownership exists. You can identify innovative ways to unblock issues. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Planning. You know how to lead a continual planning process in a very complex environment. You can plan beyond product delivery. You can identify dependencies in plans across services and coordinate delivery. You know how to coach other teams as the central point of expertise. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Team dynamics and collaboration. You can identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You can pull out issues through agile health-checks with the team and provoke the right responses. You can engage in varying types of feedback, choosing the right type at the appropriate time and ensuring the discussion and decision sticks. You can accelerate the team development cycle. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

Reference: 1329517365

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