Technical Programme Manger

  • Location
    Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
  • Category
    IT - Programme / Project Management
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    IT and Telecoms
  • External Reference
    19072140

The Role -Technical Programme Manager - Colleague

Workforce of the Future- MyWork

There are an increasing number of important pieces of work within the Colleague domain that are key to delivering our vision of a Workforce of the Future, ensuring colleagues in store have access to systems that allow them to work efficiently as well as being able to have sight of things such as their upcoming shifts.

One of the key focus areas for People Technology is to enhance some of the existing systems to take advantage of opportunities opened up by the recent development of new Colleague APIs and systems.

In this role I:

� Deliver complex programmes with multiple business and technical risks that will impact the success of key business priorities

� Establish new or improve existing delivery methodology to deliver the programme goals

� Initiate and shape programmes with ambiguous scope and uncertain delivery approach

� Create and track a plan to deliver the programme goals, including the technical implementation plan

� Provide expert advice and guidance on programme delivery (mentoring other TPMs and supporting Engineering/Product teams)

� Understand trade-offs in software delivery, using experience and influencing skills to drive consensus with the Engineering and Product teams to obtain the best value and solution

� Am able to foresee potential risks and issues, establish a process, facilitate discussion and manage escalations

� Act on opportunities to adopt trends and new concepts in programme and product delivery

� Am able to understand a technical architecture to be able to foresee the impact on dependencies, delivery timelines and implementation plans

� Have good knowledge of engineering best practices and practical infrastructure implementations to appreciate delivery challenges

� Understand technology concepts, grasp new ones quickly and appreciate their implications on delivery

� Effectively manage major incidents, ensuring stakeholders are updated with the right information to drive the correct decisions

� Collaborate with the Product and Engineering teams to define annual budgetary requirements

� Build positive relationships with suppliers & external stakeholders to deliver software or professional services

� Add value to vendor selection processes (tendering, agreeing SLAs, warranty periods, outsourcing)

� Coach peers and other roles, teaching where required, on methodologies and programme management tools and coach/mentor on leadership

Key Skills and Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

� A proven record of accomplishment in delivering technology and/or infrastructure; having done so across multiple teams in multiple geographies

� Experience of building credible relationships and influencing senior management & leadership teams

� Strong Project, Stakeholder & Programme management skills

� Excellent communication & influencing skills

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