Programme Manager. Digital media technology, start-up environment

Newton Blue
From £90,000 to £110,000 per annum excellent benefits
02 Dec 2016
Job Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Programme Manager & Head of Portfolio – commercial digital media technology. Does working in a fast paced, start-up type, lean agile environment but within a global digital media business as Head of IT Portfolio appeal? Does leading a fully matrixed IT team delivering business value through technology, e-commerce solutions, systems integration and infrastructure implementations while keeping your finger on the pulse of new technologies sound even better? Then we could have your ideal role.

We’re working with an international multi-channel media company which creates digital and mobile content. With a reach of over 35 million users per month and more than 50 %of the UK population they are currently looking for a Head of Portfolio and Business Change Programme Manager.

They are about to embark on business transformation and change across their commercial technology and digital divisions, involving an overhaul of their existing technology and innovation with the introduction of a lean agile framework and an holistic approach to technology

As Programme Manager you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the transformation

They are implementing new ideas, governance, technology and architecture to ensure continued success delivering better UX, development and design while increasing traffic and commercial revenue for the business.

As Programme Manager & Head of Portfolio and business change, you will:

·Lead and manage a talented fully matrixed IT team with a lean agile approach

·Deliver business value through technology implementation

·Lead in the understanding and use of new and emerging technology, e-commerce solutions, system integration and infrastructure implementations in line with solutions and enterprise architecture

·Manage the demand pipeline of multiple interconnected projects

·Ensure the ongoing successful delivery of high level and complex projects

·Drive forward demand management and planning process improvement work streams

·Plan, manage and forecast budgets, timescales and resource

·Manage external suppliers, vendors and internal stakeholders

·Matrix management of project resource and delivery of business roadmaps


·You’ll thrive in a fast moving, complex and changing environment, can easily make the big decisions and see the bigger picture

·A natural leader, you will inspire loyalty and confidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses in those around you and developing their skills

·Interacting with senior stakeholders will come easily to you as will the ability to present in a non-technical way

Your skills and experience:

·Programme Management experience managing complex software development projects

·Extensive experience leading high level projects in a complex technical environment

·Strong understanding of technology, systems, applications, B2C, B2B

·Business Change, portfolio management and budget management experience

·Agile / Kanban experience

·Excellent understanding of current, new and emerging technologies

·Good understanding of middleware and backend technology (such as Java, C#, C++, Oracle, SQL, SAP)