IT Delivery Lead

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Caterham, Surrey
  • Job type: Permanent

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IT Delivery Lead

Permanent role

Great hybrid working model, with our Head Office based in Whyteleafe, Surrey (15 minutes outside of Croydon)

We’re on the hunt for the best talent in the industry who will join our Tech team to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

With a team of over 20 people, our Tech team is the “pulse” for enabling the success of the business. Our roadmap over the next 3 years is exciting and extensive, and to achieve the goals we have in our sights, we need to build upon our existing team of talented tech experts. The growth in the team will be unprecedented, and full of opportunity for everyone that joins to truly make their mark in the business.

Ann Summers is a brand that encourages empowerment and sexual wellbeing, dominating the market as experts in all things pleasure. We harness insight and expertise to create a brand, product and experience that inspires our customers to feel their most sexy, confident and empowered – in the bedroom and in all aspects of life!

As a thriving multi-channel retailer Ann Summers has a strong Retail presence, a highly successful Ecommerce site, an established Direct Selling channel, and a thriving Wholesale business partnering with brands including ASOS, The Very Group and Zalando to name just a few.

At the heart of our roadmap is investment in a number of market leading, cloud-based solutions, which will fast forward Ann Summers’ digital capability. We know that utilising and understanding the data that underpins how we operate will be key to future success, and as such we will be building a brand-new team to build that capability.

Ann Summers retains a unique place within retail, and we want to make sure we have technology in place that will allow consumers to access our products via as many means as possible. Every person that joins will also add a new voice to a dynamic, delivery focused and collaborative team who are totally bought into the challenges (and opportunities) that lay ahead.

How will you add value in your role?

* Lead 3 business critical teams - Delivery Team (PMs/BAs), Testing Team and Development Team.
* Support and help develop delivery function for Ann Summers to manage all Ann Summers delivery requirements.
* Review and agree the delivery framework for the portfolio of projects/CI – set put governance which drives collaboration and creates visibility of progress.
* Ensures that all workloads are clearly defined, scope agreed, documented and measurable for delivery.
* Ensure projects are delivered in accordance with the Projects Delivery Framework to deliver appropriate governance for time, resource, and cost.
* Overseeing team workload to ensure that deliverables and the projects stay on track and to budget ensuring business goals are met.
* Work closely with other Project Managers and business partners, ensuring that cross functional projects are managed effectively.
* Takes full responsibility for the portfolio of work for the IT delivery team.
* Escalate when appropriate.
* Oversee and drive change management in association with each workstream, ensuring the workstream leads/product owners/functional leads are prepared for CAB meetings in good time for releases.
* Assesses delivery risks and issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and ‘customer’ satisfaction goals
* Agrees and defines project scope and objectives.
* Tracks, controls and reports all areas of portfolio and delivery - budget, spend and forecasts throughout the delivery lifecycles.
* Ensures that delivery meets quality and timeline expectations.
* Manages transition into support to ensure acceptable training, knowledge transfer and operational readiness is achieved.

We’re looking for candidates who have:

* Excellent knowledge of project methodologies, preferably a good working knowledge of both agile and waterfall
* Excellent presentation, communication, negotiation and collaboration abilities at all levels
* Experience of working with software vendors/suppliers, software implementers and 3rd party support/development companies.
* Experience of contract review and negotiation
* Experience of PM tools
* Excellent resource management experience
* Educated to degree level or industry equivalent experience
* Experience of multi-channel retailers

At Ann Summers we are proud to continue embracing inclusion, diversity and equality in our every day, supporting our people to be themselves. We are committed to building teams with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views.

What’s in it for you?

Being part of the AS family offers some fab benefits, not only is it a great brand to be part of, but you'll enjoy up to 50% staff discount, colleague engagement activities, a wellness programme, free on site car parking at Head Office, pension, optional healthcare and a corporate perks scheme, just to name a few

We value each one of our colleagues and aim to make Ann Summers a great place to be - after all, if you love what you do, you'll never WORK a day in your life.

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further.

Ann Summers complies with all GDPR policies and by responding to this ad your details will be kept on record for a total of 6 months unless expressed otherwise.

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