Product Development Manager - Agile

Elevate Direct
From £420 to £560 per day
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Product Development Manager / Southend-on-Sea / 5 Months Contract / 420 to 560 GBP (Per Day)

**IR35 Status**The client has stated that this role is In Scope of the new off pay-role worker legislation**

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

The Product Development Manager will be required to support the Business outcome by:

• Managing the project to achieve strategic business objectives ensuring the optimisation of costs and benefits of the investment

• Manage the project ensuring delivery within agreed time, cost and quality constraints in support of the rolling change programme

• Build strong contacts and relationships throughout the organisation

• Developing effective working relationships with all customers; project teams, other business representatives and IT suppliers

• Managing a team of people in a matrix management environment

• Undertake reviews of existing projects, making recommendations and assessing feasibility of potential projects

• Demonstrable coaching, development and knowledge transfer of skills to internal Technical Delivery Managers and other team members

• Working with Senior Technical Delivery Manager to influence technical direction

• Working with Resource Managers to plan out and secure resources

• Ensuring effective communication across the programme, working closely with other Delivery Managers and not operating in silos

• Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and customers

Key Knowledge and Skills:

• A proven track record of enabling delivery of significant technical change initiatives in a large private or public sector organisation

• A broad understanding of change management and programme / project management approaches and techniques

• Experience of managing a team of technicians and analysts

• Demonstrable experience of playing a key role in a Programme / Project Office / Team

• Significant Project Management experience in a technical environment

• Essential Prince 2 Practitioner accreditation and/or other professional PM qualifications

• Ability and experience in forming effective relationships with senior stakeholders

• Strong leadership skills and considerable experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams as well as building strong relationships across organisational boundaries

• Experience of managing work and deliverables of internal and external suppliers

• Experience of working within a structured and an unstructured project delivery environment including agile and waterfall deliveries in a complex business and/or IT environment

• Good Planning and Control skills

• Good Listening and Communications skills

• Experience in Supplier Negotiation and Management

• Commercial Knowledge

• Risk and dependency management

• People development through coaching and mentoring

• Ability to adopts a flexible working style

Outputs / Deliverables to be achieved:

• Producing verified work estimates

• Drafting the project governance plan and reaching agreement on governance arrangements for the technical delivery with stakeholders

• Completing project schedules and plans covering all technical activity and incorporating business and user contributions

• Preparing supplier proposals

• Integrating technical components with other project deliverables to ensure delivery of new and enhanced services

• Ensuring work is completed to deadlines and deliverables meet expectations

• Managing project expenditure by capturing actual work effort and costs and maintaining records in the project finance record

• Defining and agreeing work packages

• Developing and delivering prototype solutions

• Producing progress reports, highlight reports and exception reports

• Completing project schedules covering all technical activity and integrating technical components with other project deliverables

• Identifying and managing project technical risks and inter work stream dependencies

• Integrating technical components with other project deliverables

• Ensuring that other project deliverables are produced when required and are reviewed and agreed.

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