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In this case responsible for leading the successful delivery of Online products across new technologies, and other media devices, as well as providing programme management for new initiative across platforms. Capable of working in a rapidly changing industry, can tolerate ambiguity, and demonstrate problem-solving leadership.
• To provide effective and timely reporting on in progress and forthcoming projects
• Ensure that risks and dependencies across the portfolio are managed effectively and reported to senior management.
• To appropriately structure the delivery process to ensuring that resources are prioritised and scheduled across projects to maximise effectiveness.
• To play an active role in shaping the strategy and direction of the Knowledge and Learning Product
• To oversee the delivery of a programme of projects across multiple devices on scope, budget and time.
• To line manage and develop a high performing project management team
• To work in partnership with the Development Manager to plan the appropriate allocation of engineers and test resources to ensure efficient project delivery.
• To ensure project standards (documentation, risk/dependency management, budget tracking, reporting, and governance) are consistent across the department and meet the needs of stakeholders.
• To work with product management team to understand the requirements for future projects, efficiently scheduling available resources to develop world class products and services.
• Proven experience of project management in an environment employing agile development practices for managing service and product development.
• Experience of managing multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and the ability to work at board level.
• Strong leader with demonstrable experience of motivating and leading project management teams
• People management skills, including an understanding of how to attract, develop and retain talented individuals and experience in identifying and implementing training & development plans.
• Ability to build, manage and sustain strong relationships with clients and production partners.
• Significant experience of contract negotiation and effective monitoring of agreed contracts.
• Demonstrated strong performance in prior roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence; demonstrated ability to lead complex operational and strategic initiatives within a technical and/or new media environment
• Distinctive problem solving and analysis skills, combined with impeccable business judgment and ability to communicate with highly technical management team
Planning and organising - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
Influencing and persuading - able to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw from a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.
Developing others - able to recognise potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised.
Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups. Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
Strategic thinking – able to identify a vision along with the plans which need to be implemented to meet the end goal, evaluating situations, decisions and issues in the short, medium and long term.
Analytical thinking - able to simplify complex problems, processes or projects into component parts explore and evaluate them systematically.
Leading creativity – fosters imagination, creativity and experimentation, takes and promotes considered risks, celebrates creative successes and learns from failure, shows openness to alternative ways of doing things.
Developing talent and diversity – coaches others to build on strengths and improve on weakness, gives and listens to regular, honest feedback, grows the organisation`s new leaders, recruits and develops talent from a diverse range of backgrounds, connects with people from all parts of society.
Managing performance – sets challenging team and individual objectives and trusts people to get on with them, shares clear expectations about required performance levels, rewards success and addresses performance issues quickly and fairly, treats team members with honesty, respect and compassion.
Collaborating across boundaries – challenges systems, processes and people that block collaboration, connects people, ideas, processes and issues, sets an example by sharing resources, knowledge ideas and skills across the organisation, builds helpful, productive relationships across the organisation.
Using external thinking – builds bridges with useful organisations and innovative thinkers, keeps up to date with developments in their field, responds to the demands of our commercial environment, relishes feedback and responds honestly to what our audiences and customers have to say, whether likes it or not
Free job description Delivery Manager
• Experience of managing multiple large scale projects within a technically complex environment.
• Experience in the software, Internet, and/or media industries strongly preferred.
• Experience of overseeing budgets of over £1m
• Regarded as an expert practitioner of recognised business and project management tools and techniques with formal accreditation in at least one project management methodology e.g. Prince 2 or SCRUM.