Agile Delivery Lead (Trading IT)



IT & Delivery


London


Permanent

The purpose of the Agile Delivery Lead role within Trading IT is to provide delivery leadership within the assigned vertical. The role is responsible for the overall delivery processes and work execution to ensure delivery meets the requirements of stakeholders and within the relevant timelines. Working with the Portfolio management team, Programme Delivery Manager and Vertical Leads to prioritise workloads in the respective vertical that align with the business strategy and priorities

About us

Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group – the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world’s largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Trading IT operates using fixed delivery teams, known as Verticals, which are multi-disciplined groups delivering 3rd line support, small enhancements and project requirements covering the overall deal lifecycle. The Vertical leadership team comprises the Delivery Lead, Functional Lead and Technical Lead.

We are looking for someone who is not just going to work within the teams but also help drive the overall delivery processes and continuous improvement in an ever changing system landscape.  You will be interfacing with the Programme Delivery Managers, Project Managers, PMO, architects, developers, business analysts, test analysts and Application Support teams to ensure delivery meets specifications and is delivered to the appropriate quality within the relevant timelines.

Role objectives

The purpose of the Agile Delivery Lead role within Trading IT is to provide delivery leadership within the assigned vertical. The role is responsible for the overall delivery processes and work execution to ensure delivery meets the requirements of stakeholders and within the relevant timelines. Working with the Portfolio management team, Programme Delivery Manager and Vertical Leads to prioritise workloads in the respective vertical that align with the business strategy and priorities

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leadership and overall ownership of change & operational support within the vertical and all applications within that vertical
  • Overall coordination of the team and delivery process adherence. Assurance and optimisation of these processes to maximise end to end delivery efficiency
  • Work with Portfolio Management to establish, manage and communicate delivery commitments which may include delivery timescales and release schedules as appropriate. Manage change to delivery commitments
  • Support teams and remove impediments to optimise the flow of delivery
  • Manage formal communications with business and IT stakeholders
  • Manage the governance requirements, budgets, resourcing and risks and issues and acts as a point of escalation
  • Work with other teams as necessary to manage cross vertical dependencies and deliveries
  • Facilitate and support quarterly and annual delivery planning
  • Own and manage the continuous improvement plan for the vertical
  • Management of the vendor delivery and performance

Skills & Competencies

  • Agile experience using Kanban and/or Scrum
  • An effective facilitator of team and delivery processes
  • Adaptable with strong analytical capabilities
  • Technical and functional aptitude to shape and lead initiatives
  • Ability to prioritise and resolve demand conflicts
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and able to establish and manage expectations
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement and innovation
  • Self-starter who is able to work with ambiguity and limited guidance
  • Attention to detail

Experience

  • Previous agile delivery experience. Kanban experience is highly desirable
  • Experience within Energy Trading and/or Commodities industry (or similar)
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle including analysis, design, build, test and release processes
  • Resource demand / forecast planning
  • Working knowledge of business change management
  • Working knowledge of project and financial accounting
  • Knowledge of and ability to tailor project management methodologies and governance frameworks

Education

  • Degree level education or equivalent in computing discipline
  • Professional certifications in desired skill areas are desirable
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