Agile Delivery Manager

Full Time
9 / 02

We are looking for an experienced Delivery Manager with excellent knowledge of JIRA to join our digital department as an Agile Delivery Manager. In this varied role, you will be responsible for driving forward the progress of the product team and product development delivery, removing any impediments or blockers and managing dependencies external to the team.  

Full description

What will you be doing?

  • Oversee & QA external development and understand its potential impact on LFC digital estate.

  • Run and own JIRA, Trello, Gitlab for immediate teams.

  • Lead the understanding of the impact of external product & technical proposals and changes on LFC digital estate for immediate teams and projects.

  • Assess the risk & opportunity and articulate to the business & external partners on the approach and way forward

  • Lead the understanding of feature development & write / review technical proposals & ensure development tickets / tasks are in place to support feature development to enable time and budget estimates for product development

  • Develop a clear understanding of requirements & capacity to plan for internal & external (within budgets) development

  • Communicate and inform planning & setting of workloads vs. capacity to ensure business outcome

  • Detailed tracking of development time (estimate vs actuals) & in the case of external development confirming invoicing and payment up to budgets (£5k-£500k)

  • Manage multi workstreams across different dev teams, business stakeholders, products & in tooling systems to ensure standards

  • Manage your team & individuals to be high performing by using performance management ensuring the team works to agile methodologies and practices

  • Manage & ensure clear visibility of all digital product work tasks across the business

  • Lead continuous improvement development by ensuring business based NFR’s (key digital application KPI’s) are hit to increase revenues & business performance

  • Lead Agile process development, organizing and facilitating Agile ways of working including the daily stand-up

  • Manage the execution of development budgets to ensure delivery on time, cost & to required ROI

  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective, develop processes to ensure common ways of working across all products, lead daily stand ups, planning and retro meetings

Who are we looking for?

To be successful, you will have a proven background in Delivery Management and be able to demonstrate expertise in lean product management, including experience in risk and dependency management. You will have strong JIRA and problem-solving skills and will be able to highlight your experience in Agile values, Lean and continuous delivery.

You’ll have delivery scrum management experience and will have worked directly with development, QA and UX teams previously. Having a people centric approach with a passion for helping people and teams grow, you will have effective communication, facilitation and coaching skills as well as stakeholder management and negotiation skills.

Why should you apply?

This is a full-time permanent role working 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. Your main base will be our Head Office in Liverpool City Centre which is close to local bars, shops and restaurants and has great views over the river Mersey.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days) and a contributory pension scheme.

You will have access to our benefits kit bag where you can get high street discounts, and a selection of benefit schemes you can join. There are opportunities to get involved with volunteering through our LFC Foundation to give back to the local community.

We aspire to be the most inclusive club in world football - providing fair and appropriate opportunities to as many people from different backgrounds as possible, being welcoming and meeting their needs as best we can. We are committed to hiring great people representative of a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills, not just because it`s the right thing to do, but because we believe it makes our Club stronger. If you share our enthusiasm and passion for inclusivity, then we want to hear from you.

Liverpool FC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all Colleagues and Volunteers to share this commitment.


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