Agile Delivery Lead



IT & Delivery


London


Contractor

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

Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE GmbH) is a major European energy company focused on maintaining the security of supply and generating commercial value in Europe. Its main business areas include supplying energy to customers, energy trading, gas transportation and the operation of gas storage facilities. SEFE GmbH is an internationally operating group consisting of around 50 companies in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and North America. The SEFE Group employs approximately 1,500 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters.

SEFE Marketing & Trading Limited (SM&T) is an integral part of the SEFE Group. Headquartered in London, SM&T is an agile multi-commodity trader and trading partner. With deep experience in derivatives, digital and analytics and ready for the opportunities arising from the energy transition, we seek to create value, both on a proprietary basis and for its partners, in all key European gas, LNG, power and environmental products markets.

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 SM&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.

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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