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The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. We are recognised globally for our authority, integrity and accuracy.

Across the FT Group, our people are united by a mission to deliver world-class information, news and services to our global audiences. We're a global, digital-first organisation made up of journalists, technologists, product managers, event planners, strategists, commercial and finance experts, marketing and communications specialists - and much more. Our strength is in our employees, who hail from all different backgrounds and walks of life.

Here at the FT, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion, and want to encourage applications from underrepresented backgrounds. We consider part-time roles and flexible working hours to help support this.

Delivery Management at the Financial Times

Delivery Managers are here to:

Ensure Delivery

  • Create vision and value - Work with Technical and Product leaders to define, shape and prioritise the vision, goals, initiatives and outcomes - seeking value, avoiding complexity, ensuring the right things happen.
  • Build governance - Manage and monitor budget, resources, and risks - proactively planning and taking corrective action where necessary to maximise success
  • Deliver value - Work across disciplines to ensure that work flows effectively and that the benefits of products and services delivered are measured.
  • Coach and facilitate teams - Resolve conflict and disagreement, facilitate workshops, remove distractions and impediments, help them make decisions, and resolve conflict and disagreement
  • Create transparency - Clearly communicate vision, schedule and progress, both within and outside of the teams.

Improve Delivery

  • Use Data - Use delivery data to trigger continuous improvement conversations within the teams.
  • Build community - Work to improve the FT’s Lean-Agile capability. Share knowledge, grow the supporting community and tools across the organisation and develop the delivery team as a whole.

About the Senior Delivery Manager Role

This is a senior role and in it you will contribute significantly to the management of the group projects and programmes as well as carrying out cross-group activities. 

It will involve:

  • Leadership
    • You will support the Delivery Director in enabling transparency and governance across the group
    • You will bring strong facilitation capabilities to unify senior cross disciplines leadership together
    • Managing complex projects and/or programmes of work
    • You will be responsible for managing projects and programmes of work across multiple teams and groups, including 3rd party suppliers
    • You will support management of budgets within your group and help resolving budgetary challenges
  • Change Management
    • You will adopt and champion effective change management, ensuring that the adoption and acceptance of changes are planned
    • You will lead on implementing changes and improvements to the Group you are working in, or to the Product & Technology department.
  • Delivering business value
    • You will be  responsible for delivering product capabilities and/or business changes that lead to broader strategic outcomes 
  • Culture and Behaviour
    • You will contribute to the ongoing improvement of the teams’ behaviours and culture within and beyond the group. 
    • This will include modelling and helping to set and reinforce our inclusive, respectful and open culture, as well as taking ownership of improvement activities and seeing them through to completion.
    • You will engage with teams across FT to encourage a “one team” approach to delivering outcomes, and to encourage healthy behaviours conducive to a positive collaboration.

About you

You have in depth experience and understanding of:

  • Managing projects and programmes of multiple teams, including 3rd party suppliers
  • Digital product and platform development
  • Coaching agile teams and individuals, workshop facilitation and structured problem solving
  • Cross-business stakeholder management experience
  • Managing delivery and priorities using measurable business outcomes
  • Financial management

You are

You are obsessed with driving value, measurement and teamwork to achieve commercial objectives. You enjoy communicating, facilitating and consolidating vision, but are also a leader in your own right. You are also adept at stakeholder communication, engagement and creating transparency.

You are therefore

  • Enthusiastic, proactive and able to resolve conflict - individuals and teams
  • Able to quickly understand business domains and assess genuine business value
  • A clear, adaptive and transparent communicator
  • Proactive and an accomplished influencer - ability to negotiate to deliver work packages to fixed deadlines
  • Able to manage and track work, dependencies, risks and issues across multiple streams and groups

What’s in it for you? FT Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.


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