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Senior Delivery Manager - Platform Engineering

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About the team

At the Very Group Platform Engineering’s purpose is to build application and integration frameworks/tooling to enable our technology teams to go faster, ensuring a patterned based way of working to provide scalability, security, reliability, performance, and consistency.

We need people with strong backgrounds in technology delivery to help the Platform Engineering squads define, design, build and run these critical services that allow the wider Very Group’s technology teams to accelerate and deliver frictionless customer experiences that sets The Very Group apart from other online retailers.

About the role

As a Senior Delivery Manager, you will be accountable for the effective delivery of complex, high-risk products and services within the Platform Engineering Tribe.

You will be accountable for the development team's output and are the main point of escalation. As a Senior Delivery Manager, you will work hand in hand with the Technical Product Owners, Tech Leads and Platform Engineers to influence and define a path to meet our goals.

At this level, you will be expected to:

  • Have strong communication skills and engage senior stakeholders
  • The ability to coach and mentor other delivery managers

Requirements

What you’ll bring

  • Being an expert within the Agile delivery with hands on experience of running Agile Squads.
  • An understanding of Commercial Management & able to negotiate & manage contracted suppliers
  • Have strong communication skills and engage senior stakeholders
  • Experience of working in multiple parts of the product life cycle & able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle.
  • Experience of optimising the delivery flow of teams & the ability to assess and understand complicated risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team or no clear ownership exists.
  • Experience leading a continual planning process in a very complex environment. You can plan beyond product delivery. You can identify dependencies in plans across services and coordinate delivery.
  • Experience in identifying problems or issues in the team dynamic and the ability to rectify them. You can pull out issues through agile health-checks with the team and provoke the right responses.

Benefits

Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £1000 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.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to Very.co.uk and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

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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