Senior Software Delivery Manager

Ref: 2104


Hours: Full-time

Contracted Hours: 39

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Chester House, Epsom Ave, Handforth, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, SK9 3DF


Location: Remote Working with required travel to Handforth Support Office


About us


At Pets at Home, we want our Development Team to evolve the way we do business and shape the future of pet care.

Joining our team means you’ll play a crucial role in advancing our technology capabilities and building a brand-new customer experience. We want to excel in digital, and, as we’re working at scale, we’re backing our teams with considerable investment.

We’re also putting pets and their owners at the heart of our transformation. As we bring our stores, vets, groom rooms and specialist hospitals together into a holistic ecosystem of pet care, we’ll give customers a seamless, multi-channel experience that meets their individual needs at every stage.


About your role


As the Delivery Manager, you will be accountable for owning the software development and leading the delivery team whilst also working with 3rd parties to deliver the new Petcare digital platform.

This role operates directly underneath the Head of Development and will focus on the day to day delivery of software projects working in conjunction with the Architecture function who will take care of the technical aspects.

There will be multiple squads the successful Delivery Manager will be responsible for, through their own squad leads. The technology stack you’ve worked with in the past isn’t directly relevant to this role as it is more of a focus on the Delivery aspect. We work with multiple third parties which includes major technology vendors and an augmentation partner.


About your experience


You’ll have a strong track-record of Software Delivery ideally in an enterprise level environment.

Key experience required includes:

  • Proven experience managing software development teams of 30-50 people
  • Built teams and set up relevant processes
  • Strong experience working with outsourced partners / third parties
  • Experience working in Agile environments
  • Experience of presenting to technical and non-technical audiences

Ecommerce experience would be highly desirable but not essential.


About our purpose


There are all kinds of personal and professional benefits to being part of our Development team, but it’s also worth remembering that everything we do has a sense of purpose. We’re not just here to sell food or treats, we want to help pets and their owners live happier, healthier lives together. When you make a project a success, there’s a pet and their owner at the other end who are benefitting from your efforts.

Organisation: Pets at Home

Date Posted: 06-07-2021

Expiry Date: 04-07-2031