Software Test & Development Planning & Strategy Manager

Rebel Recruitment Limited
Bermuda Park
£50,000 per annum
29 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Software Test & Development Planning & Strategy Manager


  • Software Test & Development Planning & Strategy Manager
  • Salary: Up to £68k + 10-15% Bonus + Great Benefits
  • Location: Coventry

Having spoken at length about this position with the hiring manager, I understand and appreciate the growth plans for this already successful organisation, the business has truly taken off and have a very ambitious but achievable plans to shake up their market! I will be happy to discuss this in greater detail.


This role is new and as a result of growth. We’re looking a Software LTO (Lead Technology office) Planning & Strategy Manager to co-ordinate the planning & delivery of the LTO Test / Development Maturity plan, which will also be designed and developed through consultation with all areas of Software Testing & Development.

There will be no project work as such, the purpose of this role would be to essentially create and deliver Service Improvement Plans (SIPs). Initially, you will have a direct report but this will grow in time and you will also matrix manage people as and when you request it.

You will:

  • Be the primary point of contact for the LTO function, ensuring wider plans / policies are implemented.
  • Have a huge amount of autonomy and authority as you will hold many different teams accountable for the delivery of their service with the main aim being to productivity.
  • Make sure C-level management are given objective insight into the performance of the LTO function.
  • Represent the LTO function in key governance forum and management committees
  • Create KPIs to track and manage the internal performance of these teams.
  • Be charged with designing policies / procedures and Risk / Control plans
  • Deal with cost control to make sure budget / resources used to best value, including 3rd party resources, software licences and industry research.

Ideal person:

A special emphasis is placed on the most important quality of the person in this role - this is that of an influencer; someone with gravitas, who will be able to garner support in a conducive way from all the people at various levels they will be working with, whether at C-Level management, direct reports or managers / teams that you will be holding to account.

You will be:

  • A senior IT Manager / Service Delivery Manager / Software Delivery; with experience on a Design & Strategy level with IT Service Delivery.
  • Will have done a similar role IT Service Design / Delivery /planning in a dedicated capacity or as part of previous roles at different times.
  • Used to working, liaising and presenting to with C-level executives (CIO, CTO, etc)
  • Used to working in a large enterprise level business; ideally in a highly regulated environment - i.e. Pharma, Banking / finance, etc.
  • ITIL qualified / knowledge