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Head of Delivery - Gaming

Salary:
55,447 P.A. ?
Location:
Leeds
Company:
Sky Betting & Gaming

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What you'll do...

As Head of Delivery in the Gaming Tribe, you will be responsible and accountable for a fast-paced and energetic Agile delivery portfolio and a team that spans 15 Agile teams and four products. You have the exciting challenge of ensuring the tribe delivers all in-flight initiatives and programmes within the portfolio on-time and to an extremely high quality standard.

You will be responsible for the delivery of strategic technical programmes spanning multiple Tribes and external delivery partners. You will manage the delivery of significant programmes and initiatives in a fast-paced, Lean-Agile environment to support the continuing growth of Sky Betting & Gaming.

Working with product, technology, marketing, commercial, UXD, external tribes and third partiers, you will foster relationships to cultivate a collaborative working environment ensuring the successfully delivery of all initiatives across these teams.

You will lead and grow a talented and high performing team of Agile delivery specialists made up of Agile delivery leads, Agile projects managers and Business analysts. You will also be responsible for managing the senior managers of the delivery team, acting as a mentor and coach to facilitate their progression within the Tribe.

You will have the exciting opportunity to foster a continuous improvement culture and, through the use of data, the ability to "fail fast and cheaply" and learn from the experience. You will also be responsible for empowering your team and facilitating the delivery of high-quality products regularly, repeatedly and predictably through a focus on risk management, technical excellence, business value, dependency management and the needs of the customer.

You will drive consistency in delivery approach to ensure teams' commitments are being met and the quality of what is being delivered remains high. In addition, you will also provide the opportunity to grows skills and capabilities within the team to take advantage of new technologies and tools as they emerge.

You will be expected to continuously look for improvements and drive change with in the Tribe, through innovating ways of working, introducing new processes and constantly evolving our approach to delivery.

How you'll do it...
  • Exceptional leadership skills will ensure that you are seen as a role model and able to influence teams with your knowledge and experience of delivery and Agile ways of working
  • You will be a leader - experienced in Agile programme and portfolio management advocating new tools and techniques to continue innovating delivery ways of working and processes
  • You will thrive under pressure, but also be able to think strategically and plan for future growth, structure and scale
  • You will be an exceptional communicator and experienced in managing multiple challenging stakeholders with an ability to shape and influence decisions at executive level
  • Your experience and insight will guide you to identify risks and issues, but you will be data-driven in your decision making and promote this approach within the team
  • You will have significant hands-on experience of delivering large, complex programmes in a fast moving online business and will be expert in Lean and Agile software product delivery, and equally adept at managing delivery via third parties
  • You know how to harness agile dev teams to deliver business objectives on time whilst staying focused on cost and risk through MVP, short feedback loops, adaptive planning, continuous improvement and short planning cycles.
  • You will be experienced in leading medium-large teams, managing senior managers and be focused on career development to enable your team members to develop and thrive


How we work...
  • Approachability, open mindedness and an ability to work well with people at all levels of the business is at the heart of how we work. We are extremely collaborative and always look to build strong relationships with our peers and stakeholders
  • We are outcome focused with the ability to determine what adds value and what does not
  • Initiative, inquisitiveness and never being satisfied with the status-quo - always challenging the team and supporting them to be more efficient and advance their skills
  • Clear, concise and influential communication using insightful reports and raising issues to stakeholders and keeping them up to date on a regular basis
  • Confident and credible when working with senior executives
  • We are creative and innovative in our thinking, but measured and decisive with our actions to ensure the best results are consistently delivered

Our People Ambition is to attract & develop diverse & talented people to meet the current and future growth needs of SB&G. Together, our aim is to create the Best Digital Business to work at .

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