Development Manager

  • Job Reference: HQ00016215
  • Date Posted: 9 May 2019
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £80,000 to £90,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 10% performance + benefits
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Development Manager
S/he will be empowered to develop a pragmatic roadmap that delivers the right return on investment and manage the team dynamically to develop and implement best-of-breed systems through agile development. This role is transformative and involves focus on results, strong domain knowledge of the industry, managing relationships across the organization and motivating and building a new culture that focuses customer success.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build and nurture a culture that is focused on business agility and customer success
  • Understand the changing needs of the business and define a practical delivery roadmap
  • Collaborate with the architecture team on the overall technology roadmap
  • Manage the program delivery team
  • Take a user experience centric approach for solution delivery
  • Develop a partnering strategy, and lead negotiations with strategic partners
  • Maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholder groups
  • Provide leadership, communication and regular interaction to drive Customer Satisfaction for technology delivery
  • Ensure timely local communication to employees about new services/changes via the appropriate Business Partner
  • Business advocate to drive stabilization and continuous improvement
  • Ownership of the end to end delivery life cycle and implementation of developments
  • Drive standard delivery guidelines for the IT suppliers.
  • Manage suppliers and internal development teams, developing, retaining and deploying the right resources as appropriate Conduct quarterly performance reviews of each of the businesses to provide transparent progress updates
  • Develop a structured build and support model that continuously improves the quality and efficiency
  • Interface with the larger group support on group wide platform roadmap
  • Inspire the team, to build a culture of agile delivery and continuous innovation, with high quality outputs
  • Build credibility around proven delivery of the roadmap
  • Requirements & Qualifications:
  • Strong communication and influencing skills; experienced at creating relationships at executive level across the business
  • Strong customer facing skills, with a focus on customer success
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Good knowledge of the Application Development and Maintenance space
  • Experienced in Agile delivery
  • Proven global program and project management ability, ideally with a formal recognized program and project management certification
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Strong leadership, team-building and motivational skills
  • Adaptable
  • Committed to adding value to the business through solving business problems

In return we offer:

25 days holiday per annum, a comprehensive benefits package and company pension scheme.