Project Delivery Lead - remote

2022-05-31 16:07:142023-03-06Open Select
Job TypeTemporary / Contract
AreaLondon, EnglandLondonEngland
SectorI.T. - Delivery & Agile
Start Date
Job RefProjDel
Job Views284
A leading organisation are urgently looking for a Project Delivery Lead to take responsibility for, and manage, delivery a portfolio of customer-facing digital initiatives. This department brings in annual revenues of nearly £250m, with activities spanning a global network over 50 countries.
The Digital team is multidisciplinary and employs Agile methodology, with a default to Open Source systems. The in-house development team runs the Scrum framework categorised using time-boxed development sprints which form the engine for delivery of products across the organisation.

Main accountabilities:
  • To be accountable for keeping complex deliveries on track, on budget and on time. This is a key role within the team and crucial to successful product rollouts.
  • To regularly report to stakeholders and sponsors on progress, including risk management and the critical stages of the delivery.
  • To collaborate and champion multi-disciplinary teams to ensure projects are designed and built to meet business objectivities while adding value.
  • To plan, implement and manage multiple projects within a delivery rollout in a complex environment while identifying dependencies and unblocking of issues.
  • To initiate, develop and maintain effective relationships and engagement with owners and stakeholders, dispersed across the globe.
  • The jobholder will use his/her deep knowledge of project-planning methodologies to decide the most appropriate to deploy against specific deliveries.
  • To manage large product deliveries with software, external developers and a multidisciplinary team from content editorial, technology, teaching, operations, data analysis, marketing, sales and customer management and editorial teams based around the world.
  • To be responsible for updating project plans, risk and issue logs and sprint backlogs as required.
  • Resolve any issues and solve problems which occur through the lifecycle of the delivery in a creative and analytical method.
  • You can effectively translate complex technical details ensuring they are accurately communicated to non-technical stakeholders
Skills required:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of managing relevant projects.
  • Confident in Agile development management methodologies.
  • Ability to manage programs and projects of scale.
  • Analyses requirements with the sponsor/stakeholders, defining specification, planning, revising,
  • implementing an evaluating small to large, low to high-risk delivery.
  • Add value, guide and coach your team and organisation through the delivery processes.
  • Ability to maintain delivery pace.
  • Ability to use formal and informal negotiating and motivation techniques to influence others’ behaviour
  • and persuade them to think and act differently, while respecting differences of view and culture.
  • Co-ordinates a diverse team with awareness of equality and diversity impact as part of the delivery
  • specifications and handles changers in specification or plan to meet unexpected circumstances.
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