Working with the Heads of Tribes across Product Engineering, the Head of Delivery Assurance is responsible for assuring the successful delivery of the prioritised product initiatives across the Paddy Power and Betfair brands in Europe and RoW.
The role also has specific responsibility for optimising resource utilisation across the Product Engineering function, product delivery roadmap planning, 3rd party supplier management, budget management, internal and external dependency management & risk management.
The role holder is also expected to work with the Strategy & Optimisation team to help embed the agreed ways of working and continuous improvement as defined within the Technology Operating Model.
On occasion, the role may also be responsible for directly leading one or more key PPB initiatives, ensuring the successful delivery of technology outcomes. This may involve working across multiple teams, disciplines and locations across the organisation.
By forming strong relationships with colleagues across Technology and commercial teams the role holder will ensure priorities are clearly understood and communicated within the Product Engineering team and will provide a transparent and accurate view of the current status of delivery and forward capacity.
This role reports into the Managing Director, Product Engineering and will require travel across PPBs four main European locations.
Business engagement and relationship management: Works cooperatively and partners with other across the organisation to get work done. Uses knowledge of business drivers to guide actions.
Delivery excellence: A track record for implementing at pace. Possesses the ability to manage change and minimise complexity. Focus on continuous improvement and adept at matrix stakeholder management. Is resilient and confident under pressure, handles and manages crisis effectively.
Leadership: A natural leader of people as well as a strong team player with a collaborative style; a proven track record building and effectively delivering through teams. Worked cross-functionally with international teams so is able to gain trust and buy-in with ease across the company.
Commercial acumen: Knows how the business works and how the organisation makes money and stays competitive. Encourages diverse thinking to promote and nurture innovation. Articulates credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value.
Communication: Strong communicator with a logical, structured, clear, credible and mature style. Capable of quickly engaging audiences of all levels. Not afraid to challenge senior business stakeholders, including the ExCo team, where necessary.