Agile Delivery Manager

Salary competitive
Discipline Digital Technology

We’re seeking an experienced Agile Delivery Manager to join our team!  It’s an exciting time at N Brown and as part of this pivotal role, you’ll be instrumental in supporting our wider Enterprise Agile Transformation.  Comfortable with working at all levels of the Enterprise, your role will be to support the adoption of Agile principles and the ways of working described in our Enterprise Blueprint.  This also includes encouraging the conditions for cultural and behavioural change that enable our transformation, support delivery of the wider N Brown Strategy and most importantly, delivers the greatest value to our customers! 

Ideal candidates for the role would typically be from a Scrum Master, Agile Delivery or Coaching background, with a proven experience in working in Agile teams, squads, or tribes. They will have experience in standing up teams that work in an agile way and be prepared to practically apply concepts that will allow our enterprise work in an agile way. 

What will you do as an Agile Delivery Manager at N Brown?

  • Facilitate daily squad stand-up meetings and other squad ceremonies, planning and refinement meetings and retrospectives.  You’ll also support in ensuring that user stories are translated into actionable tasks for team to work on during the current sprint
  • Support the delivery of work involving multiple internal and external stakeholders, driving the communication and visualisation of progress, transparency, and position of delivery
  • Create transparency and predictability across your teams using appropriate methods, tools, and metrics, such as sprint plans, burn down charts, velocity charts and so on.
  • Handle conflicting priorities well, communicate clearly and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence within strong, talented, and passionate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Identify and remove impediments faced by the team by working collaboratively with stakeholders to proactively manage any risks, issues or delays.

What skills and experience will you have?

  • Relevant experience of working in an Agile delivery environment
  • Have proven success in delivery of a set of technology products/services or transformation initiative within a complex technology portfolio
  • Knowledge of Agile, Lean, and Waterfall methods, with proven aptitude to applying in context and demonstrating how this has supported the delivery of outcomes
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player who can work collaboratively
  • Experience in coaching agile ways of working at all levels of maturity
  • Proven experience in using a range of agile project management methods

What’s in it for you?

  • Hybrid working  
  • 24 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 days
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Apricity, a self-funding IVF benefit at a reduced rate
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Mental Health support both internally and externally, including access to our wellbeing champions and counselling services
  • A range of financial wellbeing support
  • Colleague discount across all N Brown brands
  • Onsite café with subsidised rates and local restaurant discounts!
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Paid volunteer time – all our colleagues can take a full day paid to volunteer for a charity of their choice

Ways of Working

We offer hybrid working which varies across the business depending on the role you’re in. For this role, the expectation would be 1-2 days per week. Our Head Office is located in the Northern Quarter in Manchester City Centre. So if you are travelling by train, tram or bus we’re perfectly located, plus we’re surrounded by cool cafes, trendy bars and the best places to eat!

Our working hours are 36.17 per week and our core working hours are between 10am - 4pm. Given we don’t have strict working hours you can find the working pattern that’s right for you.

Our promise to you:

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What happens when you apply to a role at N Brown?

As soon as we receive your application, we’ll send you an email to let you know. We always aim to come back to you as soon as possible with an update and we really appreciate you taking the time to apply for a role with us. Good luck!