South Africas Biggest name in the retail space is on the hunt for a Delivery Lead to join their fantastic team.
Location and Model - Cape Town and Hybrid
The individual needs to have a passion for technology, and driving the experimentation of new use cases related with emerging technlogies in the retail sector. The Delivery Lead will be responsible for tactical development for a small team of senior resources. A background in the implementation of new ways of working, new technology standards and R&D environments is a must
The ideal candidate should have:
Relevant Tertiary Degree or Diploma in BBusSci, Bcom Information Systems/Informatics (Honours), or BSc Eng, Beng
Minimum of 3+ year’s business or technology management
Experience in supporting the delivery of large complex initiative
Project management skills
Relevant business/retail knowledge
Commercial Management and Negotiation skills
Leadership of multi-disciplined/skilled delivery teams within Portfolio
Executive level stakeholder management experience
Excellent communication skills
Support and take ultimate accountability for a project or set of projects, enabling it to effectively deliver through active sponsorship, leadership and business involvement in specific initiatives to ensure they meet time, cost and quality requirements.
Facilitates, manages and coordinates the coherent activities needed to design, develop, and release services or service changes.
Manage the technology demand portfolio and facilitates appropriate processes & methods for prioritising demand under constraints of time and resources.
Manages the criteria and evaluation of inputs to aid both business and IT stakeholders to agree on the prioritisation of new or changed services.
Accountable for breaking down requirements into work schedules, for all delivery styles (waterfall, agile, hybrids).
Manages resource availability and resource scheduling across projects and BAU activities, using appropriate tooling.
Plans how new or changed services are transitioned into operations, co-ordinating with other functions to ensure organisational readiness for change. Technical planning for "go-live".
Supports projects through delivery, using appropriate methodologies. Ensures delivery within sanctioned parameters and responsible for delivering objectives.
Coaches and leads teams to deliver on time.
Using best practice methods and tools, ensures that programme/project risks and issues are appropriately identified, assessed and mitigated.
Ensures effective communication to all internal and external stakeholders on programmes and projects.
Ensures visibility of IT resources, workloads, allocation, availability, and skills. Manages resource scheduling in the most optimal and efficient way possible.
To manage support activities within agreed SLAs.
Manage the relationships of relevant application suppliers to ensure delivery on work requests.