Senior Delivery Manager - BBC News & Weather Apps

Job details
Posting date: 24 November 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 06 December 2020
Location: London, W1 1AA
Company: BBC
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 50305

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The BBC News & Weather digital team delivers impartial news to readers all over the world, currently in 41 languages. Our teams in London, Cardiff and Glasgow are focusing on rebuilding the BBC News website and apps to be personalized and engaging for a wide range of users around the world, as well as running the highly successful Weather site and apps.

Now is a great time to join us! We are focusing on how BBC News and Weather in the UK works within a wider BBC product portfolio, as well as driving improvements across our technical estate, modernizing almost every system and process we use to become more flexible and powerful and to help us to better serve audiences.

This role is based in BBC News & Weather and has responsibility for the delivery of the roadmap of our native app development teams who build the BBC News and BBC Weather apps for the UK and for global audiences.

As a Senior Delivery Manager you will deliver complex products and services via one or more multidisciplinary, highly skilled teams. You will be core to decisions that build high performing teams, where people are passionate about the work they are undertaking. You’ll be adept at breaking down barriers for your team or teams and both planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed. You will have an understanding of how to work in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment, advocating for agile practices in often waterfall landscapes.

It’s essential that you have:

  • Significant track record of successfully delivering complex digital projects and products
  • Deep understanding of agile and lean methodologies and how they help deliver products and services at scale
  • Deep understanding of the digital landscape
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in promoting agile practices across an organisation
  • Agile and Lean practices. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices. You are a recognised expert that advocates these approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. You can create or tailor new ways of working; you are always innovating. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Commercial management. You can take responsibility for complex relationships with contracted suppliers. You can identify appropriate contractual frameworks and identify appropriate suppliers. You know how to negotiate with contracted suppliers. You can get good value out of contracts and suppliers. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Communication skills. You can mediate between people and mend relationships, communicating with stakeholders at all levels. You can manage stakeholder expectations and facilitate discussions about high risk and complexity even within constrained timescales. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Financial management. You know how to negotiate, influence or set budgets in complex environments. You can write or input into business cases and can communicate business-value propositions. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Life-cycle perspective. You can apply experience of multiple parts of the product life cycle. You can recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle. You can plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
  • Maintaining delivery momentum. You know how to optimise the delivery flow of teams. You actively address the most complicated risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team or no clear ownership exists. You can identify innovative ways to unblock issues. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Making a process work. You can identify and challenge organisational processes of increasing complexity and those processes that are unnecessarily complicated. You can add value and can coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes. You know how to guide teams through the implementation of a new process. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Planning. You know how to lead 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. You know how to coach other teams as the central point of expertise. (Relevant skill level: expert)
  • Team dynamics and collaboration. You can identify problems or issues in the team dynamic and rectify them. You can pull out issues through agile health-checks with the team and provoke the right responses. You can engage in varying types of feedback, choosing the right type at the appropriate time and ensuring the discussion and decision sticks. You can accelerate the team development cycle. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

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