Head of Delivery

  • Contract type:Permanent
  • Salary/Rate:£75,000
  • Location:London, GB

Futureheads are currently working with a renowned Media Publisher based in London, who are looking for a Head of Delivery to join their IT team as the business undergo a wide reaching digital transformation. The publisher has seen remarkable online growth over the past few years and is on its way to dominating the market. The IT team are integral to this growth, and this is a great chance to redefine the future of delivery within the business.

The business is transitioning to become more dynamic, with a culture focused on iteration, rapid innovation and quickly bringing successful products to scale. This mindset also applies to the IT team, and the enterprise technology they work with. The Head of Delivery is a central role on this team and will be responsible for ensuring that the team continue to deliver efficiently and looking at how this be improved even further. In addition, the Head of Delivery will be responsible for ensuring the projects are entirely compliant. The IT team handles enterprise technology and run multiple programmes simultaneously. This includes application and custom upgrades, data centre migrations and integration with systems and services. These services help the wider business to fulfil its strategic business goals.

The Head of Delivery is an integral role on this team. You will be working closely with three other senior members of the team to lead change and refine processes. This will be an important responsibility and will have the authority to make the team more dynamic, thanks to your suggestion and influence. You will also be responsible for delivering programmes of work to business units, looking at how to continuously improve the delivery effectiveness, and shaping these projects using a variety of delivery frameworks, and methodologies. In addition, a small part of the role would be to provide governance to the PMO.

To apply for this role, it is important that you have managed complex IT programmes and projects in a distributed environment. You will need strong evidence to show that you can work to a fast pace and deliver on time. You must be comfortable doing this by yourself, while also providing leadership to the IT and Project Management team. It’s a great chance to lead a key function within a business, going through an exciting period of growth, and make an important difference during this transformation.

To apply for this role, you must have:

  • Experience in delivering projects in an outsourced environment, liaising with multiple business units, and dealing with conflicting priorities at the same time.
  • An understanding of working in a complex, enterprise IT environment, where you have a reputation for getting things done.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to translate difficult technical concepts to stakeholders, while coaching IT teams in the latest delivery processes.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure and application projects.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can make a fast impact, and where you will have the authority to make a change, then please apply.

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