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Senior Agile Delivery Manager (Retail)

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About us

We are The Very Group, and we’re here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That’s why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on Very.co.uk to help them say yes to the things they love when they need them most.

About the team

Retail Tribe

The Retail Tribe within the Very Group is responsible for designing, building, integrating, and running technology across all retail products and functions. Retail capabilities span Product Sourcing, Planning, Forecasting, Buying, Merchandising and Pricing, as well as the Product journey from initial setup to being live on site!

We are on a journey that will see 95% of our existing retail technology replaced with modern market leading cloud solutions and we are looking for 2 Senior Delivery Managers help us lead this exciting change.

Squads & Tribes Model:

For us this means a cross-functional team and structure. The overall Tribe will have a subset of teams, or as we call them, Squads. Each with a mission to solve specific business challenges.

This working model differs from traditional cross-functional teams that typically focus on a single project. Our squads are essentially small start-ups that will take on multiple projects at a time, building a part of a product, or even creating a full new product. Since each squad is made up of contributors or owners from every domain – from tech, product, delivery, and data – all squads have the breadth and the depth in terms of skill to for end-to-end ownership of their area.

The Senior Delivery Manager’s role is to ensure that we “build things on time and to cost”, ensuring the squads follow best practice agile principles to deliver the business and/or customer benefit desired. We’re looking for two senior delivery managers to join our tribe.

About the role

Working closely with Product and Tech colleagues, The Senior Delivery manager will facilitate the delivery of new, or improvement of existing products and capabilities aligned to the functions in the Retail team.

The Senior Delivery manager will build and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders in line with business expectations and will be responsible for managing squad/initiative costs ensuring they remain within budget and on track.

The Senior Delivery Manager will be able to apply the appropriate traditional or agile approach to a new initiative and coach and support the squad

We’re looking for the successful candidates to bring with them;

  • Strong communication and influencing skills to engage senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrable Agile Principles and Mindset.
  • Experience building and maintaining teams, ensuring they are motivated, collaborating and working well.
  • Experience working with a Product Manager, Tech Lead, BA, and delivery team to define the roadmap for any given product.
  • Demonstrative Adaptive Planning techniques, problem detection, encouraging continuous Improvement.
  • Experience Identifying and owning the resolution of impediments, helping the team to overcome them.
  • A focus on continuous value driven delivery.
  • Experienced at working with external software providers.
  • Encouraging behaviours to facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring both team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques.
  • Active participation in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge to encourage best practice.

Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • Inclusive culture and environment, check out our Glassdoor reviews
  • £1,000 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on Very.co.uk
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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