Principal Delivery Manager

Principal Delivery Manager

small country flag Permanent(home-based, working with cloudThing office/customer site visits as required) UK HQ, Seven House, 18 High Street, Longbridge, B31 2UQ
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Salary: competitive depending upon experience + benefits

Where the job is based: (home-based, working with cloudThing office/customer site visits as required) UK HQ, Seven House, 18 High Street, Longbridge, B31 2UQ

 

Who we are:

cloudThing solves complicated problems with great digital experiences. We combine Power Platform, DevSecOps, Data Science and Software Engineering to achieve measurable business outcomes for our clients. Headquartered in Birmingham and part of the Kerv Group, the combined Kerv Group is a £35m revenue global organisation, with over 330 employees, working with over 800 sector leading clients, with offices in London, Birmingham, and Bangalore.

cloudThing always selects the best technology fit for a project and therefore expects and encourages all our developers and designers to embrace the latest technologies, frameworks and cloud deployment platforms. We relish the difficult problems and integration challenges and guarantee our developers are never bored.

We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work by independent assessors in both the UK and India. We can offer you an inclusive, collaborative atmosphere to develop your skills as part of a global multi-discipline development team with opportunities to be mentored by forward-thinking architects.

Join cloudThing to work closely with household name clients, build your technical prowess and make new friends along the way.

Who we are looking for:

A politically tuned, programme delivery wizard who can establish and control several streams of work across multi-year engagements; balancing the needs of each work stream against the programme objectives and stakeholder needs. You’ll be responsible for running your programme and project teams and reporting into the Head of Delivery Management and the operational board on programme status.

All backgrounds will always be considered and experience here is far more important, we’re really open to Programme Managers that have a solid transferable background looking to deliver a mix of well governed Business Transformation, Dynamics 365 delivery, Bespoke Development projects and programmes, with a blend of agile and waterfall approaches as appropriate. We’re looking for someone that will take responsibility for their programmes, as well as rescue and turnaround projects that have hit a roadblock (it happens occasionally!)

This is also a line management position with responsibility for the pastoral care and career development of a small number of our amazing Delivery Managers and Scrum Masters.

Required Experience: 

  • Creating and maintaining the environment in which the programme will succeed
  • Making sure programmes, workstreams and projects are delivered beyond expectations
  • Managing short- and long-term objectives and ensuring programmes track against these milestones.
  • Establishing and operating governance structures within programmes to ensure effective decision making and robust assurance.
  • Managing senior stakeholders both within cloudThing and our clients.
  • Reporting programme status to the cloudThing operations board and the client.
  • Meeting customers, listening carefully and understanding their business
  • Working with on/off-shore development/implementation teams
  • Managing programme and project cost and time tracking
  • Identifying and delivering change control and upsell
  • Wrestling detailed requirements and designs into an implementable plan
  • Managing an agile development process, directly and indirectly through our delivery managers and scrum masters
  • Line management of a small team
  • Ability to step into a project that needs to be reset, working with the stakeholders and the project team to turn things around
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested (yes, our lawyers asked for that one)

We’re also looking for people that fit how we work, which is something like; 

  • Happiest working under their own direction, but fully supported when needed
  • An obvious attention to detail, we want you to obsess about the little things!
  • An escalation handler, able to achieve win-win outcomes by utilising the skills across the team
  • Ability to work effectively with remote teams in India
  • Ability to work flexibly to deliver on-time to tight timescales

What we can do for you:

We’re a transparent, honest and fiercely equal employer that believes completely in providing the best possible work experience for our cloudThing’ers:

  • Real Flexibility– we’re a family first organisation, and if the work gets done, you can work when and wherever you want. A healthy approach for most of our unicorns (that’s this team) seems to be splitting three ways between home, customer sites and the office.
  • Awesome Environment– all of our cloudThing’ers will tell you that we foster an easy going environment, are experts at what we do and care deeply about what we work on – that’s in large part because we’re privately owned by those that work day-to-day in the business, and the company was started specifically to find a way for people to take more enjoyment from their work.
  • Interesting Work– these days most of our customers are household names and many of our projects have an important impact on the world around us. The kind of things we do regularly include working with not-for-profits to transform how they leverage technology, working with public bodies to shape digital services and working with top tier private entities to bring genuinely new and meaningful products and services to market.
  • Great Benefits– all the usual suspects and then some. Some highlights include our choose-your-own tech approach to end-user devices, well stocked cupboards with tasty goodies (we’re a food first company too), excellent professional development support including frequent in-house training for tech. you can’t get trained on anywhere else and private healthcare. Full disclosure; some benefits can only be provided after probation.
  • Recognition & Growth– Certified as a Great Place to Work by independent assessors in both the UK and India and we’ve just entered the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which charts the top 100 fastest growing tech. companies in the country; we know we achieved this directly through the people we choose to work with.

Don’t take our word for it though, check out our impartial Glass Door reviews

We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer and determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, individual qualifications and work experience.

*Please Note: By submitting an application you agree to cloudThing’s recruitment policy

Quick Facts

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Role: Principal Delivery Manager
Reporting: Head of Delivery Management (UK)
Hours: Full Time - Hours
Location: (home-based, working with cloudThing office/customer site visits as required) UK HQ, Seven House, 18 High Street, Longbridge, B31 2UQ

Quick Facts

small country flag
Role: Principal Delivery Manager
Reporting: Head of Delivery Management (UK)
Hours: Permanent
Location: (home-based, working with cloudThing office/customer site visits as required) UK HQ, Seven House, 18 High Street, Longbridge, B31 2UQ

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