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Programme Manager - Engineering Full-time Job

1 year ago Engineering London   139 views
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At Sportradar we’ve experienced a wonderful period of sustained hypergrowth through a highly focused strategy based upon industry leading product innovation. To continue on this traje ctory, we’re searching for a Programme Manager to join the Central Engineering team.

Reporting to the Engineering Programme Director , this newly created role i s responsible for programme management across Sportradar Engineering . The Programme Manager is responsible for implementing best programme and project management practice to enable the successful delivery of the right initiatives at the right time, to requirement and on budget .


A key focus will be ensuring the coordination of complex projects across teams and functional groups, whilst keeping key stakeholders fully up-to-d ate on key projects status ( inc. impediment resolutio n and managing risks).


Sportradar is a global company. The role is based in London with overseas travel as required to ensure effective project and resource management.



  • Ensure the successful implementation of the Project Management strategy, responsibilities, services and deliverables in an agile delivery context .

  • Help shape and evolve the processes and principles to improve the consistency and eff ectiveness of project execution; improving predictability and visibility.

  • Define and embed project co ntrol and governance. Help shape the required frameworks and standards for delivery;

  • Provide p roject planning, m ilestone management, s cope management, r esource forecasting.

  • Implement governance and consistent prioritis ation process across projects.

  • Ensure cross-project dependencies are managed effectively

  • Ensure transparent and regular reporting to the key stakeholders to ensure projec t status is clearly understood and timely decisions can be taken. Shape and define concise reporting frameworks and dashboards to support this.

  • Ensure the appropriate new key project benefits are identified and quantified where possible .

  • Responsible for compiling financial and KPI information so that initiatives are kept to budget.

  • Provide and maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking service across projects.

  • M aintain and u pdate a Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register .

  • Coordinate key delivery closure retrospectives to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged.

  • Ensure efficient change control methods and process are in place.




Desired Professional Background

  • Previous experience of project management in a high-growth digital company, operating a Spotify delivery model.

  • Proven track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing a diverse range of projects (e.g. small/large/complex) and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision .

  • Experience of leading , managing and developing a team of squads .

  • Experi ence of project management within AGILE context (Lean/ 6 Sigma/ PRINCE2 methodology or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects.

  • Strong skills in creating and maintaining project plans, delivery dashboards, delivery roadmaps including risks, actions, issues and dependencies .

  • Strong skills in and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning .

  • Objectives and key results and Flight level coordination experience highly desirable.


Personal Attributes

  • A natural leader who displays an effective balance of humility and confidence .

  • Collaborative approach and adept at building effective business relationships .

  • Self-motivated and self-sufficient. A desire to operate effectively with a fair amount of ambiguit y .

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations .

  • Diplomatic ability to influence others at all levels of the business .

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders .

  • Ability to competently mediate disagreements and negotiate agreeable resolutions .

  • A flexible and hands-on approach .

  • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project .

Company Description
Sportradar AG