Programme Manager - for multi-award winning tech startup

at Simply Business in London

Simply Business - A Top 25 Best Company to Work for (Sunday Times 2014 list)

Based in Moorgate, London

Just minutes from Silicon Roundabout and a champion of SME growth and development, Simply Business display a culture built around innovation, discussion and an Agile working model. And by 'Agile', we mean an unswervingly efficient, reflective approach.

In our head office in central London you will find a casual dress code, flexible working hours, and an open-plan office where our CEO works right beside everyone else. You will also find cross-departmental teams working on exciting projects, releasing new products quickly to change the traditional insurance market.

We believe:

•Putting customers first is our key to revenue growth by improving our customer advocacy
•Using Build-Measure-Learn drives the best results
•Insurance should be simple, and that we can make it so
•Operating as one team we will all work towards the same goal

What you will be doing:

– Working with the executive team to distil the overall corporate strategy, budget and reforecast into
meaningful functional programme plans by business function.
– Facilitate the regular review and prioritisation of functional programme plans, highlighting risks and
dependencies, working with the management team to resolve.
– Coordinating the prioritisation of key projects within tech tracks, working alongside the technical
development team to ensure that tracks are adequately resourced and progress tracked.
– Assessing and reporting on the impact of projects, and making recommendations on to better prioritise
and deliver projects.
– Helping to define the programme management process, as well as sourcing new technology solutions to
support the simple administration of programme planning and delivery.
– Producing and delivering programme status reports, internal comms and presentations for the executive
team and the board of directors.
– Managing the planning and delivery of both technical and business projects, such as the implementation
of and internal communications tools and the planned migration to Google Apps.

Skills we need:

– Programme and project management, preferably within an online product and/or application
development environment.
– Certified programme and/or project management certification in either an agile or waterfall discipline
– Exceptional organisation skills, with the ability to prioritise and monitor multi-disciplined projects on a
company-wide scale.
– Effective communications skills, with the ability to influence executive team members, product owners
and stakeholders at all levels.
– High-level of literacy, with an acute attention to detail and the ability to produce executive reports
– High-level of numeracy combined with excellent commercial acumen, with the ability to interpret budgets
and to understand how they are influenced by product performance.

What we can offer:

--Competitive Salary
--Flexible Benefits package including: private healthcare, dental insurance and gym membership
--An opportunity to learn & develop in a growing business.
--A social working environment
--Flexible working hours
--A environment which drives innovation -

Awards & Achievements

- Ranked 21 in the 'Top 100 Best Small Companies to Work for' - Sunday Times 2014
- 3 Star (highest) accreditation in "Best Small Companies to Work for" - Best Companies Ltd 2014
- ‘Best Use of Audience Insight’ - Digi Awards 2014
- “Use of Organic Search (SEO)” Dadi Awards 2014
- Accredited "Geared for Giving employer" - outstanding contributions to charity
- "Most Agile Aware Organisation Award" - Agile Awards
- "Best Use of Mobile Technology Award" - Technology in Insurance Awards
- Named in the "Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA"
- Listed in "Sunday Times Tech Track 100" for fastest growing technology companies

Get in touch ASAP to be considered for the role.

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Published at 12 Oct 2014
Expires on 12 Apr 2015

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