Head of Delivery

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary+ Excellent Benefits

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-12

  • Client:

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Gymshark HQ is based in Solihull, however this role can be both flexible & remote. There will be an expectation (post-Covid, government guidelines dependant) for the successful candidate to also be flexible and be open to coming into the HQ at least two/three times a week.

As a supporting function, the Tech Team have a practical application and operate to the Scrum framework to deliver highly scalable user experiences to our customers and to the rest of the business. However, with the introduction of our mobile applications, data pipelines and bringing our integrations and digital operations in house, Gymshark has moved into the Tech company space offering digital products through various platforms for the first time.

The Head of Delivery is responsible for the growth of the Delivery team spanning all other engineering teams across mobile, web, software and automation products. Their primary focus is the delivery of highly scalable customer experiences across mobile and web-based client side applications, software, APIs and internal applications. You will own the processes and delivery mechanisms involved in delivering the requirements of the business whilst ensuring the teams live agile values and principles day to day.

The Head of Delivery will manage and develop a team of process coaches, project managers and scrum masters coaching and developing them in Agile practices and leadership to ensure their teams deliver performance and innovation whilst living Gymshark values. Ultimately, you will shape the future of technology delivery processes in one of the most exciting and scalable brands in the world.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Leading the Delivery function within Tech.

  • Building and leading a team of Delivery Leads, Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters and Project Managers both in number and depth as well as capability.

  • Play a key role in our Agile transformation as a function and accelerate our growth as a team through our delivery capability.

  • Improving our delivery mechanisms and processes through the Delivery Team and working closely with our Digital Product team and various stakeholders

  • Reporting to the Engineering Director and working horizontally with the Tech Leadership team to build high performing teams while building upon our world renowned culture.

  • Defining the ongoing delivery strategy and contributing to the wider product and engineering strategies that drive the Tech team forward in line with the growth of the business.

What You'll Need:

  • Significant knowledge of the Agile framework, previous experience working in Agile environments and/or experience in leading Agile engineering teams preferably having experience of working in a similar capacity in previous employment.

  • An appropriate Advanced delivery qualification such as CSM, CLP or similar.

  • Demonstrable experience in people management and coaching to achieve high performing teams.

  • Experience as a hiring manager in a previous role or demonstrable experience in hiring lead and senior level staff.

  • Experience in leading Agile transformation, coaching Agile principles and Scrum frameworks to stakeholders and participants.

  • Clear sense of self and an ability to lead and work within self-regulating, autonomous teams

  • An appetite to learn and be continuously curious

  • To be able to live the Gymshark values

What You Might Have: 

  • Previous experience in product focussed teams or the delivery of digital products

  • Experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Engineer and gravitated towards Delivery as a specialism

  • Experience managing large teams

  • Experience with Atlassian Jira or a similar delivery tracking tool and the ability to demonstrate application of Agile processes using such tools.

  • Any other experience or interests (weird and wonderful encouraged) you feel are relevant to the role - show us what makes you tick!