Smartbox Group is hiring an

Agile Programme Manager

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Full-Time

AGILE PROGRAME MANAGER

Reporting to:   Head of Product

Location:         Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

About us

Red Letter Days and Buyagift.com are the UK Brands for Smartbox Group. We are the UK’s leading gift experience provider.  Our core focus is to deliver happiness to our customers, suppliers, employees and retail partners. We aim to do this by providing industry leading products.

We have been part of the Smartbox Group since 2009 – the world’s largest provider of experiences. Across Europe a Smartbox Group experience is purchased every five seconds!  The iconic Red Letter Days brand was added to our portfolio in November 2017 – adding additional opportunities to our partner portfolio. 

About the role

As an Agile Programme Manager, you will be responsible for implementing and improving agile frameworks across multiple cross-functional teams in order to help the Product team effectively deliver the Product Roadmap.  You will have a high degree of flexibility which comes with the opportunity to shape the role as the company grows.  This role will not suit purists – you will need to understand when process leads to greater efficiencies and when it impedes progress, as well as possessing the ability to explain the ‘why’ in order to drive adoption and motivation.  You understand that people, communication and collaboration are more important than methodology and you evangelise frameworks over process.  You are a fan of, and can demonstrate experience in, continuous improvement.

  • Work with Head of Product and IT to define and implement agile processes, including sprint ceremonies and program success metrics
    Key driver of agile in the organisation, assisting in driving company-wide understanding, engagement and demonstrating benefits
    Ensures that appropriate timing, resources, team structures and sequencing of work are aligned to Product Roadmaps.
  • Ensures that any business interdependencies are considered and tracked (for example, non-development activity required for delivery). Key relationships are with Product and Development but also including eCommerce, Buying, Acquisition, CRM, Customer Service
  • Provides regular updates for large Roadmap initiatives, monitors activity and reports on status
  • Creates a positive environment for cross-functional teams including open, honest communication and a clear path to escalate risks and issues.
  • Proactively identifies risks and develops contingency plans, identifies issues and manages their timely resolution. Escalates risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Monitoring and reporting on progress in ways of working and larger Roadmap initiatives

Desired Skills and Experience

This role will best suit an individual who is well organised, pragmatic, with great attention to detail and a problem-solving mindset.  This role is essential to the success of a cross-functional team and therefore requires the ability to build strong relationships and work with multiple teams. 

  • Demonstrable experience in managing agile transformation and continuous improvement
  • Managing end to end delivery across teams
  • Experience of working in a range of companies, industries and methodologies (agile and waterfall

A little bit more about You

  • Enthusiastic, curious and passionate about improving agile frameworks across multi-cross functional projects and teams.
  • High attention to detail with an ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organisation.
  • Natural planner, looking ahead, anticipating and escalating issues before they arise, providing solutions, and meeting deadlines
  • Quick learner with ability to think pro-actively and build solid working relationships with wider members of the business
  • Flexible – we are a fast-moving business and change is a constant

Our mission

To achieve fast and profitable growth by delighting our customers, providing significant volumes of incremental business to our suppliers and providing a fun & progressive working environment for our team.

Our vision

To reach a stage where there is never a reason for a customer to buy an experience from anyone else. To achieve this, we aim to have the best experience selection, at market leading prices, sold through an industry leading e-commerce platform that is marketed through cutting edge e-marketing techniques.

What to know what it is like to work at Buyagift and Red Letter Days, why not check out our company reviews on Glassdoor: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Reviews/Buyagift-Reviews-E1140132.htm

Disclaimer: In applying to this position, you consent to Smartbox Group (Buyagift Plc & Red Letter Days) to keep your CV and application details on records and to process your CV internally with relevant departments involved with the recruitment of the advertised position.

Due to the high volume of applications it will not be possible to respond to unsuccessful candidates. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause

 

Note to all agencies: We will not be opening this role out to any recruitment consultants / agencies at the moment. We hope that you understand and appreciate our Privacy. If anything changes, we will be in touch with you.

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