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Agile Delivery Lead (Procurement and Commercial)


Agile Delivery Lead (Procurement and Commercial)

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Base Location: Glasgow, Perth or Reading

Salary: £45,200 to £67,800 + car allowance + performance-related bonus + a range of other benefits to support your family, finances and wellbeing

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working options available

What is the Role?

The Agile Delivery Lead will be responsible for shaping and establishing a new Agile delivery capability to support Procurement and Commercial’s Digital Programme,  The 4 key elements of this ambition are to: optimise the core; deliver enhanced data, analytics and insight; enhance the customer experience and; drive automation of business processes.

The Agile Delivery Lead will have a focus and passion to drive an optimised set of ‘user journeys’ across the Procurement & Commercial team, with internal customers and supply chain, through the deployment of new and existing technical solutions and process improvements.

This is not a software development role.

Key responsibilities will be:-

- Define an appropriate operating model and establish a small Procurement Agile Delivery Team for the delivery of ongoing improvements through appropriate Agile methods.

- Define ways for working between Procurement and Group IT so that Procurement is as self sufficient as possible without compromising core / critical systems

- Ensuring that Agile delivery is understood and the team adheres to theory, practice, and guidelines.

- Establish an appropriate process (and proposed policies) for prioritised delivery of technical and process improvements, without placing a burden on the operational team i.e. make change seamless and new ways of working easy adopt

- Facilitate and supports all Agile events e.g. funnel, sprint planning, scrums

What do I need?

To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

- Experience of an Agile framework or method as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices.

- Ability to define and deliver solutions to meet business challenges.

- Ability to influence people outside own sphere of responsibility.

- A 'fail fast' approach to process improvement and optimisation through early testing and analysis

- Procurement experience is desirable but not essential.

About our Business

At SSE, we own more than 500 property assets and several thousand land assets, which are located across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland. Our Procurement & Commercial, Property and Facilities Management teams are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way, and for ensuring SSE offers a safe, modern, fit-for-purpose property portfolio. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

Life at SSE

If you're considering a career with us, you're probably wondering what's in it for you? From health and wellness to finances and family, we're proud of our benefits package which includes 34 days holiday (plus the option to buy additional days), enhanced maternity and paternity leave, discounted healthcare and a wide range of offers via our SSE Advantage scheme.

At SSE we're proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself. We take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during the application and assessment process, and upon joining SSE.

Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact / 01738 341147

Before commencing employment with SSE, you'll be required to fully complete our pre-employment screening process consisting of a basic criminal records and credit check.



Closing date: May 14, 2021

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Our Benefits

  • Sharesave Scheme
  • 34 days of annual leave
  • Option to purchase up to 10 days holiday
  • Interest-free technology loans
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee counselling service
  • Private healthcare discounts
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • 21 weeks full pay maternity leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme with generous £2500 limit
  • Interest-free salary advance to cover transport season tickets

Explore our full list of benefits:

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